China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS)
and Airbus have signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for the
purchase of 70 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
The GTA was signed by Fabrice Brégier,
Airbus President and CEO and Li Hai, President of CAS.
“We are grateful to China for its strong vote of
confidence in our leading A320 Family aircraft, and are happy to
see them assembled at our Chinese facilities,” said Fabrice
Brégier. “Our 30 year history of partnership with China keeps
growing and expanding through these types of agreements.”
At present, the in-service Airbus fleet with
Chinese operators comprises over 1,000 aircraft (around 140 A330
Family and over 920 A320 Family aircraft).
In the 20 year period
between 2014 to 2033 Airbus forecasts a demand in China for more
than 5,300 new commercial aircraft over 100 seats plus freighters.
Today more than 900 in service A320 Family
aircraft operate with 16 Chinese carriers and over 190 A320 Family
aircraft have been assembled and delivered from the FALC in
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