November 6, 2014 / 1:43 AM / 4 years ago

United Airlines in talks to buy new narrow-body planes -Bloomberg

Nov 5 (Reuters) - Chicago-based United Airlines is in talks with Embraer SA and Bombardier Inc to buy new narrow-body planes, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter.

The discussions involve the largest models in Embraer’s updated E-Jets family and Bombardier’s smallest CSeries, according to Bloomberg.

United is not giving details regarding its fleet strategy, which includes assessing new and used planes, Bloomberg reported citing a spokeswoman for parent United Continental Holdings Inc .

The company is talking to all the manufacturers, Bloomberg reported citing Megan McCarthy, a spokeswoman for United Continental Holdings.

United Airlines, Embraer and Bombardier could not immediately be reached for comment. (Reporting by Rosmi Shaji in Bangalore)

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