China was now Airbus’ biggest market in terms of fleet size with 1,779 of its planes in service, according to George Xu Gang, chief executive of Airbus China. Photo: AFP

Airbus, Boeing and Comac see blue skies ahead for China’s aircraft market

  • The world’s two leading plane makers remain optimistic about mainland growth despite the country’s trade war with the United States
  • China was now Airbus’ biggest market in terms of fleet size with 1,779 of its planes in service, according to George Xu Gang, chief executive of Airbus China
Topic |   China economy

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China was now Airbus’ biggest market in terms of fleet size with 1,779 of its planes in service, according to George Xu Gang, chief executive of Airbus China. Photo: AFP
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.