China's government reached agreement with Airbus yesterday on firm orders for 110 A320 family aircraft and 40 A330s valued at approximately $15 billion and also signed an MOU with the manufacturer stipulating that Chinese industry will take a 5% stake in A350 XWB production. China Southern Airlines signed a separate contract for 10 A330-200s. The announcements of the large aircraft order and industrial cooperation on the A350 coincided with high-profile meetings taking place this week in ...

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