Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron fled a protest-rattled Paris and traveled to Beijing for a high-profile visit with General Secretary Xi Jinping. One of Macron’s main stated objectives was to ensure that China...
Oct 3, 2013
Reuters reports that China’s largest domestically produced aircraft, expected to challenge...
Sep 5, 2012
Following chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Beijing last week, Judy Dempsey warns at The New York Times that Germany’s booming trade with China may be a double-edged sword: As the crisis drags down most European...
Oct 17, 2011
Due to the delays of the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” Jets, China Eastern Airlines has substituted the 787 Dreamliners with 737s at a significantly reduced price. From The Wall Street Journal: China Eastern reached an...
Jan 28, 2010
Bloomberg reports on the ways China is helping to boost the global airline and aircraft manufacturing industries: Deals backed by Chinese institutions in the last year include Bank of China BOC Aviation’s sale-lease-back of...
Sep 8, 2009
The New York Times reports on China’s new jetliner that aims to compete with Airbus and Boeing: The narrow-body, single-aisle C919 plane is scheduled to make its first voyage in 2014 before being delivered to buyers in...
Mar 7, 2009
From the Wired blog: China, perhaps uncomfortable with the thought of an industry it doesn’t completely dominate, is accelerating plans to roll out a home-grown passenger plane to compete with best-selling planes from...
Sep 5, 2007
Airbus plans to enhance its partnership with China by ordering millions of dollars worth of Chinese-made airline components. From Reuters: European plane-maker Airbus wants to source more parts from China and grab more market share from arch-foe Boeing in a market it expects to double every five to six years. The firm owned by EADS, […]
May 15, 2007
From AFP via the China Post: Airbus Industries held a ceremony Tuesday marking the start of construction of an assembly plant near the north Chinese port city of Tianjin, its first plane factory outside of Europe. The Airbus A320 assembly line in the Tianjin Binhai New Area is expected to start operating in August next […]
Jun 8, 2006
From New York Times: Airbus and the Chinese government said today that that Tianjin , a port near Beijing, will be the site of a new plant to assemble Airbus A320 narrow-body jetliners. Airbus cautioned that a final decision to go ahead with the project would not be made until the end of September. But […]
Dec 6, 2005
From The Business Week: Airbus’ new deal to sell 150 planes to politically savvy Beijing ratchets up the long-running dogfight over market-share with archrival Boeing It was a day of deals, all aimed at tapping China’s high-flying aviation sector. On Dec. 5, London-based petroleum player BP (BP ) announced it was spending $44 million for […]
Dec 6, 2005
From AP, via Chicago Tribune: China placed its biggest order ever for Airbus planes Monday, as the aircraftmaker’s parent company, European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co., said efforts to build a strategic partnership with China were beginning to pay off. With visiting Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and his French counterpart, Dominique de Villepin, looking […]
Sep 6, 2005
From BBC NEWS: Airbus A330 A Chinese airline has placed an order for 10 Airbus A330 aircraft in a deal worth $1.5bn (¬£815m). The deal was witnessed by British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao, during a visit by Mr Blair on European Union business. The purchaser, China Southern Airlines, has […]
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