On July 8, 2020, the Airbus logo can be seen on the main entrance of the Hamburg plant of European aircraft maker Airbus. The AFP PARIS Airbus confirmed the signing of orders with Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines for 292 A 320 Family aircraft, the European multinational aerospace corporation said on Friday.
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, said in a press release that these new orders demonstrate the strong confidence in Airbus from our customers.
Airbus said they showed the positive recovery momentum and prosperous outlook for the Chinese aviation market.
The orders will enter the backlog after the relevant criteria are met, according to the press release.
Airbus said the A 320 neo family aircraft delivers at least 20 percent fuel and CO 2 savings with a 50 percent noise reduction.
It said that the Airbus fleet with Chinese operators totaled over 2,070 aircraft by the end of May.