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News Summary: Paris Air Show boosts long-haul jets

The Associated Press

TAKING OFF: Airbus and Boeing won pledges for big purchases of long-haul, wide-body jets Monday, as the Paris Air Show got off to a robust start.

BOEING BOOST: GECAS, the aircraft leasing arm of General Electric, wants to buy 10 of Boeing's 787 jets worth more than $2.4 billion at list prices, though customers often negotiate deep discounts. Qatar Airways put in orders for Boeing's 777.

AIRBUS TOO: Airbus announced a potential order for its superjumbo 800-passenger A380 jets, which have seen disappointing sales since launching . Doric Lease Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding to buy 20 of them.