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Thursday, October 29, 2015

CAS Orders 100-Plus Airbus Aircraft

Juliet Van Wagenen

Airbus A330
Airbus A330. Photo: Airbus

[Avionics Today 10-29-2015] China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the acquisition of 30 A330 family aircraft and 100 A320 family aircraft. The 30 A330s follow a commitment signed in June 2015.

CAS has placed 75 widebody aircraft orders thus far this year. Due to the strong demand for the A330 in China, Airbus has decided to set up an A330 Completion and Delivery Center in Tianjin, China.

“This strong demand in China for the A330 has been the key driver behind our decision to set up an A330 Completion and Delivery Center in Tianjin, China next to the A320 family final assembly line and delivery center in Tianjin, which has assembled and delivered more than 240 Airbus single-aisle aircraft,” said Fabrice Bregier, president and CEO of Airbus. Airbus and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) singed the framework agreement for the center in July.

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