China ORDERS 290 Airbus A320s +10A350 WIDE BODIES

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35 Billion worth of them.
Airbus secured a US$35 billion jet deal from China during a state visit by President Xi Jinping to the French capital, dealing a fresh blow to Boeing as it grapples with the grounding of its bestselling jet.
It was among 15 business contracts between China and France that were signed on Monday, including a €1 billion (US$1.1 billion) contract for EDF to build an offshore wind farm in China, the French presidency said.
The mammoth Airbus order included 290 A320-series narrow-body planes and 10 A350 wide-bodies, French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said at a briefing. The latest A320 Neo model has a list price of US$110.6 million and the A350-900 sells for US$317.4 million before discounts.
Boeing’s 737 MAX narrow-body, the chief rival to the A320, has been idled following two crashes in five months. The US planemaker is also struggling with the fallout from a China-US trade war that’s seen sales to the Asian nation dry up.
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post


300 planes to move troops.

Where did Boeing set up shop after killing 5,000 jobs in the Seattle area?


How many jobs is Airbus in the EU shifting to China?

That frees up a lot of production to focus on military aircraft in the US and EU.

That'll come in handy when China makes it move on Taiwan.
Last edited by petros; Mar 26th, 2019 at 10:13 AM..

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