Airbus signs agreement with China for 300 aircraft
Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company signed a General Terms Agreement covering the purchase by Chinese airlines of a total of 300 Airbus aircraft. The GTA comprises of 290 A320 Family aircraft and 10 A350 XWB Family aircraft. By the end of January 2019, the in-service Airbus fleet with Chinese operators totaled some 1,730 aircraft, of which 1,455 are A320 Family, and 17 are A350 XWB Family planes. "We are honoured to support the growth of China's civil aviation with our leading aircraft families - single aisle and widebodies," said Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft and future Airbus CEO. "Our expanding footprint in China demonstrate our lasting confidence in the Chinese market and our long-term commitment to China and our partners."