Minister congratulates Airbus on US and China plane orders
Airbus/contracts in China and the United States – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Paris, 29 April 2016
I want to congratulate Airbus and its CEO, M. Fabrice Brégier, on today’s two great commercial successes.
Firstly with the Chinese airline China Eastern Airlines, which has ordered 20 A350 long-haul planes, and secondly with America’s Delta Airlines for 37 A321 aircraft. The latter order helps strengthen Airbus’s position in the North American market.
These two contracts, whose total value is estimated at $10.3 billion (€9.1 billion) at catalogue prices, testify to French and European excellence in the civil aerospace sector./.