Boeing Delivers 1,000th Aircraft to China

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Aircraft manufacturer Boeing and China Eastern Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th Boeing aeroplane for China.  Boeing forecasts that China will need 5,260 new aircraft, valued at US$670 billion, in the next 20 years.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ President and CEO Ray Conner commented:  “Boeing greatly values China as both a customer and a supplier partner [and] is committed to advancing our partnership with China for decades to come.”

The Next-Generation 737-800 with the Boeing Sky Interior painted in special peacock livery will join China Eastern Yunnan Airlines.  China Eastern currently operates the largest 737 fleet among Chinese airlines.

Boeing has provided aircraft to more than 20 different Chinese airlines.  Chinese suppliers contribute parts and components to every current Boeing commercial aircraft model, and more than 7,000 Boeing aircraft in operation use major parts and assemblies from China.

 

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