By Tim Hepher, Allison Lampert and Kylie Madry
PARIS/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Airbus is in superior talks over a essential original clarify from Mexican extremely-low-ticket provider Viva Aerobus, industrial sources acknowledged on Sunday.
The series of original narrowbody planes being discussed met triple digits, that system not lower than 100, the sources added, declining to enter extra ingredient.
Airbus declined to observation.
"We currently enjoy an ongoing clarify of A321neo with Airbus with deliveries except 2027," a spokesperson for Viva Aerobus acknowledged.
"While Viva is a number one and rising ULCC in the Americas, we haven't signed any original clarify with any (manufacturer)."
The Mexican provider has lengthy been a battleground in the fight for markets between Airbus and arch-rival Boeing (NYSE:BA).
In 2013, it defected from Boeing to Airbus with an clarify rate as much as $4 billion for 40 Airbus A320-family jets after a bitterly fought contest between the 2 plane giants.
With the Paris Airshow looming this week, it has change into a flashpoint once extra as Boeing sought to safe the airline abet, but Airbus is favoured to safe over again this time, the sources acknowledged.
The deal will likely be introduced on the June 19-25 match but a deal isn't guaranteed pending further talks, they added.
(This legend has been corrected to repair the air display camouflage date to June from July in paragraph 8)