Check this out, I've found an interesting article in Chinese news online, it seems that Boeing and Airbus are starting their battle for the Olympics
"Boeing, the US aircraft manufacturing giant, is talking with major Chinese airlines interested in purchasing 7E7 - the super-efficient long-range jetliner that could help Boeing beat off Airbus to return to the top of the industry.
Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group, said at a press conference in Beijing over the weekend:
"Our goal is to have this plane fly into Beijing before the 2008 summer Olympics Games."
The visit came after Olivier Andries, a senior vice-president of Airbus, flied to Beijing to promote A380.
The two companies are stepping up their campaign in the Chinese market, which in the next two decades is set to become the world's second largest aviation market after the United States.
Emphasizing the three-decade long relationship with China's aviation industry, Mulally is optimistic about the 7E7 in the competition in China.
"We ask airlines which you would like us to make: would you like a bigger 747 or would you like a 7E7 which is more efficient to go long-range," said Mulally." "They told us clearly 'we would like Dreamliner'."
Sasha from Bosnia