In order to give you a better service Airbus uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies I agree

Search
Newsroom
Search
Newsroom
16 January 2014
Commercial Aircraft

Major delivery milestone reinforces Airbus’ strong presence in Chinese market

Airbus' 1,000th delivery ceremony in China
 / 

09 January 2014

Airbus' 1,000th delivery ceremony in China

Airbus delivered its 1,000th jetliner in China with the 23 December 2013 handover of an Air China A320

Read more
Summary

Airbus has surpassed the 1,000-aircraft delivery mark in China, underscoring the popularity of its modern jetliner product line across this major aviation market – which will continue to grow during the coming years.

This milestone was reached in December 2013 with the handover of an A320 to Air China. Speaking at the delivery ceremony, Airbus China CEO and president Eric Chen said: “Such a success couldn't be achieved without the efforts and dedication of all the employees of Airbus China, and I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude and thanks to all of you.”
Airbus delivered its first jetliner to China in 1985, but the fleet grew slowly for the first decade. Deliveries to Chinese customers now account for over 20 per cent of total Airbus production and, according to forecasts, 170 aircraft per year will be delivered from 2014 to 2020. 
“I couldn't have imagined that we could have 1,000 Airbus aircraft in service in China when I joined the company 20 years ago,” continued Chen. “Airbus is a great company with attractive cultural diversity, technological innovation, and a comprehensive product range. That is why we're celebrating this milestone today.” He added that Airbus China’s commercial goal is to expand the country’s fleet to 2,000 by 2020.
Airbus' 1,000th delivery ceremony in China
 

Airbus delivered its 1,000th jetliner in China with the 23 December 2013 handover of an Air China A320

Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF

en fr de es

American Airlines is first retrofit customer for Airbus’ new Airspace XL luggage bins on its A321 fleet

en

CALC takes delivery of its first A320neo

en
Back to top