Some of it is old, especially the 5 A380's, but some are new..
"Chinese airlines sign orders for 30 Airbuses
Thu Apr 21, 2005 05:21 AM BST
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BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese airlines signed orders worth about $3.2 billion (1.7 billion pounds) for 30 Airbus aircraft on Thursday, including five A380 superjumbos for China Southern Airlines, as the European EADS affiliate made further inroads into the booming market.
The remaining aircraft, for Shenzhen Airlines and China Eastern, were all from Airbus's hot-selling A320 family of narrow-body planes.
The deals were confirmed in a joint agreement at a signing ceremony attended by Premier Wen Jiabao and French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin in Beijing.
Some of the orders, including that for the A380s, had been announced previously.
Airbus is 80 percent owned by European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. N.V. of Germany and France and 20 percent by Britain's BAE Systems Plc. "
[Edited 2005-04-21 07:48:01]