Boeing has received Chinese government approval for orders placed by Chinese airlines for 200 aircraft, worth $19 billion.

The aircraft comprise narrowbody 737s and widebody 777s and will be delivered between 2011 and 2013, says the US manufacturer.

Boeing was not immediately available to confirm whether the aircraft are included in previously announced commitments, or whether they are already included in the airframer's firm order backlog.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news