TAM Orders 25 Airbus Jets

PARIS (AP) -- European jet maker Airbus says Brazil's TAM Airlines has placed an order for 25 planes, including five of its A350-900 widebody aircraft being developing to compete with Boeing Co.'s 787.

The firm order from Brazil's largest airline brings TAM's total orders with Airbus to 176 aircraft, Airbus said in a statement Wednesday.

TAM Airlines also ordered 20 A320 single aisle aircraft.

The orders, which were originally announced in June at the Berlin Air Show, have a combined value of $3 billion at catalog list prices.

Earlier this month at Britain's Farnborough International Airshow, Airbus racked up deals totaling $13.2 billion, while Boeing's commitments came in at $12.8 billion.

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