Boeing is expected to sign contracts shortly with Chinese airlines for 80 737s. The deal is the second part of an order announced late last year for 70 737s (ATWOnline, Nov. 22, 2005). Hainan Airlines will take 15, China Southern Airlines 10, Xiaman Airlines five and Shandong Airlines six, with the balance taken by Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines. Airbus secured a similar commitment for 150 A320s last year but apparently signed a contract with CAAC, ...

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