Airbus puts China’s aircraft demand at $840 billion

The A350-1000 under construction

The A350-1000 under construction

Airbus, aeroplane manufacturer has estimated that new deliveries of passenger aircraft and freighters for China will be around 5,400 and has taken additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and its strategic partnership with a start of the

Airbus A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China.

The President and Chief Executive Officer, Airbus, said Fabrice Brégier said: “This event is significant because the A330 C&DC in Tianjin is our first completion and delivery centre for widebody aircraft outside Europe. Airbus’ long-standing cooperation with China spans single aisle and now also widebody aircraft and we will continue to look for further opportunities in the future Airbus has reached another A350 XWB programme milestone with the start-up of A350-1000 horizontal tail plane deliveries from the company’s Getafe, Spain facility.

According to Airbus’ 2015-2034 Global Market Forecast, new deliveries of passenger aircraft over 100 seats and freighters greater than 10 tonnes for China will be around 5,400 comprising 3,630 single-aisle aircraft and 1,770 twin-aisle and very large aircraft.

It added that this represents about 17 per cent of the world total demand for some 32,600 new aircraft in the same period. The total market value for the forecast new aircraft to be delivered to China is over $840 billion.

At present, Airbus also stated the in-service Airbus fleet with Chinese operators comprises more than 1240 aircraft (over 170 A330 Family and over 1,000 A320 Family aircraft). Airbus A330 is the most popular wide-body aircraft in China.

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