Billion contract for 30 airliners. Aircraft manufacturer chose China
Germany and China signed during the visit of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Beijing, an agreement whereby Chinese airlines will buy 30 A330 passenger aircraft manufactured by the European aviation group Airbus, inform CNBC.com.
Airbus is in direct competition with the US group Boeing for dominance in the Chinese market.Boeing Co. It estimated that in the next two decades will reach a turnover of 1.000 billion dollars in the Chinese market.
Air China Ltd and other airlines expand their fleets Chinese planes, given that the number of passengers in the Chinese market is expected to triple in the next 20 years.
In turn, Boeing signed a cooperation agreement in September with the group Comac (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China) to build an assembly center in China.