China Aviation Supplies Holding Co. (CAS) has signed a general terms agreement to purchase 70 Airbus aircraft, comprising 43 A320 family aircraft and 27 A330s, as part of a deal to extend the A320 assembly at its Tianjin final assembly line (FAL) for 10 years. The Airbus A320 FAL in Tianjin is a joint venture (JV) with a Chinese consortium, including Tianjin Free Trade Zone and China Aviation Industry Corp. (AVIC). It began line operations in September 2008 and delivered its first aircraft ...

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