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China Southern Buys 5 A380's  
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20732 posts, RR: 62
Posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3319 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.

http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuot...05-04-21_04-13-30_pek327682_newsml


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User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 260 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

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, 20732 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3278 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 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3216 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?

Regards,
Patrick



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3333 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2962 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 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2756 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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