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This computer generated image released by European plane maker Airbus, Wednesday, June 6, 2007 shows an Airbus A350 bearing the colours of Irish airline Air Lingus. Aer Lingus PLC announced Wednesday that it is buying 12 Airbus jets, including the new A350 XWB, to expand its long-haul fleet. The deal is a welcome boost for struggling Airbus ahead of the Paris Air Show later this month. Aer Lingus said in a statement the airline will take delivery of six new A330-300E and six new A350 XWB aircraft, valued at US$2.4 billion at catalog prices, with deliveries starting in 2009. (AP Photo/Airbus, Fixion, HO) ** NO SALES **