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Boeing delivers 800th aircraft to China

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 22, 2010

Mao Qingwen, deputy consul general of Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco; Jim Simon, vice president of Sales for China, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Zhang Lan, vice president of Air China; and Wang Changshun, deputy administrator of CAAC celebrate the delivery of the 800th Boeing airliner to China. (Boeing)

Boeing has delivered the 800th Boeing airliner in China, a 737-800 for Air China, with Boeing and the Civil Aviation Administration of China celebrating a partnership which stretches back to 1972.

“We have witnessed the rapid development of the aviation industry in China. We are honoured to be part of the development by providing our best products and services,” said Jim Simon, vice president of Sales for China, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are also proud that China has a sophisticated and expanding role in the commercial aviation industry and on all Boeing commercial airplane models including the 787 Dreamliner.”

China has been a major market for both Boeing and Airbus in recent years, with Boeing’s Current Market Outlook predicting that the country will help to drive an average 6.8 per cent per annum growth in passenger traffic in the Asia Pacific region over the next 20 years.

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