American Airlines orders 260 Airbus planes25 July 2011
The Airbus factory in Broughton, Flintshire, has been given a major boost with the news that American Airlines is to buy 260 new aircraft.
It came as the US carrier announced its biggest ever order of 460 planes from Airbus and rival Boeing.
All 260 aircraft will also feature large, fuel-saving wingtip devices known as sharklets, as American moves to make its fleet as efficient as possible.
source: Wales Online