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  1. Airbus Determines China Represents Market With Biggest Growth Potential

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    Xi Jinping has big plans to further develop China into a global superpower, with the aviation industry being an important focus.

    Last year, the Chinese company Comac introduced its C919, designed to be a Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 competitor, however the country will still rely on Boeing and Airbus to meet demand.

    So much so in fact that Airbus has identified China as the market with the biggest growth potential moving forward.

    Airbus already has an A320 final assembly plant in China, with plans to construct a wide-body jet plant in the country in the near future.

    Analysts predict that the Chinese will purchase nearly $1 trillion in airplanes over the next 20 years, making it an extremely intriguing and potentially lucrative player in the aviation industry.

  2. Airbus Confirms $14 Billion, 50 Widebody Aircraft Order From Delta Air Lines

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    Airbus officials have confirmed a $14 billion, 50-plane order from Delta Air Lines, consisting of 25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neos widebody aircraft.

    “When the most successful U.S. airline today – a company that has flown passengers around the world for more than 80 years, has 80,000 employees and 165 million customers in a year – says ‘Yes, we want 50 more of your widebody planes,’ you can’t debate the fact that it is a massive endorsement of your product line,” John Leahy, Airbus’ chief operating officer for customers said in a statement.

    Leahy added, “Airbus is unique in offering an optimized long-range choice in aircraft that will allow Delta to continue to modernize its fleet and customize its use with the most efficient and comfortable aircraft available.”

    Beyond Delta’s new 50-plane order, the airline has an order backlog of 10 A330-300s and 45 A321ceo aircraft, bringing its total Airbus backlog to 105 aircraft.

  3. Airbus To Build New Beluga Transporter Fleet, Operational By Mid-2019

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    Airbus has announced the company will build a revised fleet of Beluga in-house transporter planes, essential for flying cargo between its key European factories.

    The revised Beluga fleet will consist of five new aircraft, based on the A330 passenger plane, and Airbus believes the planes will be operational by mid-2019.

    The new transporter plane will mostly be used to ferry aircraft sections between Airbus’s four main assembly sites, Toulouse, France, Hamburg, Germany, Tianjin, China, and Mobile, Alabama.

  4. China Aircraft Leasing Looking To Seal 100-Plane Order Deal From Airbus

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    Airbus and China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Ltd (CALG) have been going back and forth on a potential $9-11 billion order of about 100 A320 jetliners, French daily Le Figaro reported.

    The order from CALG would be a major step towards the leasing firm’s goal of building a a fleet of at least 100 jets by 2015.

    Add in the fact that Asia is the world’s fastest growing aviation market with approximately a 3 percent share, and it would appear CALG is taking some very calculated steps regarding the future of the firm.

    Currently, China’s 800-plane leasing market is controlled by the world’s biggest lessors, International Lease Finance Corp, now part of AerCap, and GECAS, a unit of General Electric.

  5. Almost 300 of The 1,077 Airbus Plane Orders This Year Have Been Cancelled

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    Airbus reported Monday 1,077 gross plane orders in the first nine months of the year but that doesn’t tell the whole story for the European planemaker.

    About 300 of those orders have been cancelled, bringing the total to approximately 791 planes through the first 9 months of 2014, with only 443 of those actually being delivered.