China’s Government is working towards placing a major bulk order with Airbus for as many as 150 A320-family narrowbodies on behalf of six airlines.
The sources say the size of the planned order has yet to be formally determined but current expectations are that it will be larger than the recent 70-aircraft Boeing 737-700/800 commitment that
A source with one of the Chinese carriers expected to be allocated A320-family aircraft from the planned bulk order with Airbus says most in the country’s airline sector anticipate it will be for around double the number committed to in the recent 737 order - and potentially for as many as 150.
News of the expected new A320 order comes just days after privately owned Chinese start-up carrier East Star Airlines inked a letter of intent with Airbus to purchase 10 A320-family aircraft and agreed to lease another 10 from GE Commercial Aviation Services.
Source: Flight International