Airbus-China contract for 184 A320 jets to be finalized soon: France’s

Published 10/01/2018 in World

Airbus-China contract for 184 A320 jets to be finalized soon: France’s
French President Emmanuel Macron attends a news conference at the French Embassy in Beijing, China, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

BEIJING (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said a contract with China for 184 Airbus A320 narrow-body jets would be finalized soon and that his country also had ambitions to sell A350 and A380 planes to China in coming weeks or months.

The potential A320 order, which had not been previously announced, would be worth more than $18 billion at list prices.

“On the order for 184 A320s, it’s something that will be finalised shortly,” Macron said during his state visit to China, adding it was confirmed to him by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

184 Airbus A320s ordered by China for 2019, 2020 deliveries: French official

Airbus signed a provisional deal on Tuesday to boost the number of A320 family jets assembled in Tianjin to six a month by 2020 from four at present.

Airbus declined to comment on Wednesday.

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