Airbus delivers the 1,000th aircraft to China

Air China A320-200 B-509L (B-9926)(88)(Airbus)(LR)

Airbus (Toulouse) has delivered the 1,000th Airbus aircraft to China. This milestone was reached in December 2013 with the hand over of an A320 to Air China (Beijing).

Airbus delivered its first jetliner to China in 1985, but the fleet grew slowly for the first decade. Deliveries to Chinese customers now account for over 20 per cent of total Airbus production and, according to forecasts, 170 aircraft per year will be delivered from 2014 to 2020.

Copyright Photo: Airbus. Pictured with the temporary registration of B-509L, the Airbus A320-214 became B-9926 (msn 5771) when it was handed over to Air China on December 24, 2013.

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