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China Southern Buys 5 A380's  
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20497 posts, RR: 62
Posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

Chinese airlines bought 30 Airbus aircraft Thursday, including 5 A380's. The remaining 25 aircraft in the order, for Shenzhen Airlines and China Eastern, were from the A320 family of narrow-body planes.


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User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 259 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3247 times:
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old news...........
this was the order talked about in January IIRC

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20497 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

Quoting Knoxibus (Reply 1):
old news

Yup, you're right. I opened the article in another browser, and the small paragraph that said "some of the orders, including that for the A380s, had been announced previously" was no longer covered by the ad.

So some of the narrow-body orders were new, and the A380 was previously announced.

This was news of formalizing the order, and signing ceremony.

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User currently offlineGlidepath73 From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 1020 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

They announced here in radio, that the Chinese government made a deal with France. In the future, China will even work together with the European a/c industry. Is it possible that the Chinese a/c company's could produce for instance the A320 series in China?
Does anybody have more information about this?


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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3325 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

I wonder where CZ will operate the A380.

they only have CDG and AMS in Europe, LAX in the USA, and SYD/MEL in Australia that are the right distance to operate these aircraft. None of these services are beyond daily, and none seem to be capacity constrained..

User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 4):
I wonder where CZ will operate the A380

Wouldn't be surprised at all with CAN-PEK or CAN-PVG domestic. CZ uses 777s on these routes.

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