It signed the European aircraft company "Airbus", on Wednesday signed a contract with China to sell 140 passenger aircraft, a contract worth $ 22.8 billion.
European company said it entered into a contract with the company CAS China to supply 140 aircraft A320 and the A350 .
He described Tom Enders, Executive Director of "Airbus", the New Deal as "one of the largest transactions entered into by the company several years ago."
Under this agreement, which was signed during the visit of Chinese President, Xi Jinping to Germany to attend a summit group "twenty", and in the presence of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the "Airbus" will provide China with 100 aircraft A320 single - aisle and 40 aircraft A350 wide - body, during 5-6 years.
The Enders, the "Airbus" is also negotiating with China to sell a number of aircraft A380 giant , which has seen a slowdown in sales recently.
Experts estimate that China could overtake the United States and become the largest aviation market in the world by the year 2024.