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Airbus to sell 60 more A320 and A330

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China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of 60 Airbus aircraft, which includes 42 A320 Family aircraft and 18 A330 aircraft.

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The deal is part of a series of France-China agreements.signed today. By the end of March 2013, there were some 750 A320 Family aircraft in operation with 14 Chinese airlines and more than 110 A330s in operation with six operators.

More than 9,400 A320 family aircraft have been ordered and more than 5,500 delivered to more than 385 customers worldwide reaffirming its position as the world's best-selling single-aisle aircraft family.

"We are delighted to receive a new order from our long-standing customer CAS for both the Airbus best-selling single aisle A320 Family and wide-body A330 family. As congestion puts pressure on airports in large cities in China, the A330 is an excellent solution as larger aircraft can transport more passengers with less flights," said Fabrice Bregier, President and CEO of Airbus.

Airbus and its parent company EADS have donated $647,200 (RMB 4 million) to the earthquake hit area of Ya'an, Sichuan province, in south west of China via the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC). Eurocopter, another subsidy of EADS has also contributed to the disaster relief operations. Since 21st April, two Eurocopter helicopters, EC120 and EC135, have been deployed on the earthquake site.

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