Airbus and China Aviation Industry Corp. signed a protocol extending a $500 million contract to produce A320 family wing boxes in China. The agreement was signed in the presence of Chinese President Hu Jintao and British Prime Minister Tony Blair during the former's visit to London. The initial contract committed the parties to the third phase of the A320 Family Wing Cooperation Program, including wing box production and now the management of a second-tier supply chain. The airframer said ...

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