Dec 7 (Reuters) - Boeing is in advanced talks to sell around 80 wide-body 787 Dreamliner jets to Thai Airways after pulling ahead of Airbus in widely watched fleet renewal talks, industry sources said.
Reuters first reported in September that the carrier was boosting its requirements to as many as 80 wide-body jets and 15 smaller ones, sparking a contest between the 787 and A350 for one of the largest recent wide-body orders from Southeast Asia.
Boeing and Airbus declined to comment. Thai Airways did not immediately reply to a request for comment. (Reporting by Tim Hepher, Chayut Setboonsarng, Valerie Insinna; Editing by Jan Harvey)