Airbus's negotiations with Chinese authorities (ATWOnline, Nov. 30) resulted in a blockbuster contract as the airframer reached a "general terms agreement" with Chinese Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group for the purchase of 150 A320 family aircraft. The deal, more than twice as large as reports suggested last week, is worth nearly $10 billion and was signed yesterday in the presence of Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and Premier Wen Jiabao during the latter's visit to France. ...

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