SEATTLE, July 1 American Airlines Group
is close to finalizing an order for 200 CFM International
engines, worth $2.6 billion at list prices, to equip 100 Airbus
Group NV A320neo jetliners that the airline has on firm
order, according to three people familiar with the matter.
The deal between the world's largest airline and CFM
International, a joint venture between General Electric Aviation
and Safran SA of France, marks a loss for United
Technologies Corp's Pratt and Whitney unit, which makes
the other engine offered on the A320neo.
American Airlines, Airbus, CFM and Pratt declined to
(Reporting by Alwyn Scott; Editing by David Gregorio)