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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

TWA Orders Jets




ST. LOUIS -- Trans World Airlines Inc. has ordered 125 jetliners, with options on an additional 125, from Airbus and Boeing, marking the first time the U.S. carrier has ordered planes from the European aircraft consortium.


TWA said it agreed to buy 50 Boeing 717-200 aircraft for delivery beginning in February 2000 and 50 Airbus A318 aircraft for delivery beginning in 2003. The carrier also said it will buy 25 Airbus "A320 Family" aircraft for delivery beginning in 2005.