The days of all-Boeing domestic fleets seem over as Delta joins American and United in mixing Airbus into its fleet. In Delta's case, this is reflected in a new nearly $15 billion order for 50 A350 and A330neo widebody planes. The A350 is Airbus's competition for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The aircraft market has been very hot lately, driven both by increasing routes and traffic and a need to replace older planes with more fuel-efficient models. So, as the 757s and 767s fade from the scene, airlines are looking for a 20% decrease in fuel costs. MORE