Airbus is extending and broadening its industrial footprint in China, and is being rewarded with an initial conditional order for 70 more aircraft from China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS), the government’s central purchasing vehicle. The CAS order includes 43 A320-family aircraft and 27 A330s, fewer than some industry sources had indicated. The European consortium is continuing the final assembly line in Tianjin for another ten years, and is moving closer to setting up a ...


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