Chinese airlines order 300 Airbus aircraft

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Airbus has today announced an order agreement for 290 A320 family and 10 A350 aircraft with Chinese airlines.

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) and the European aircraft manufacturer signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for the 300 aircraft in Paris, during a visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to France.

Our expanding footprint in China demonstrate our lasting confidence in the Chinese market and our long-term commitment to China and our partners.Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft

The order has a list price value of around US $35 billion. It has not been specified which airlines will receive the aircraft.

According to Airbus, Chinese airlines currently operate 1,455 A320 family aircraft and 17 A350, with many more scheduled for delivery.

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