China May Order 5-Bln-Dollar Airbus Jetliners- Media

China could order dozens of Airbus jetliners during a visit by Premier Wenjiabao to Berlin, a deal which worth about 5 billion U.S. dollars

China could order dozens of Airbus jetliners during a visit by Premier Wenjiabao to Berlin, a deal which worth about 5 billion U.S. dollars, Reuters reported quoting sources.

A Chinese leasing firm could order over 60 A320 aircraft, sources were quoted by the report saying. But other people familiar with the matter said the type and value of deals had not yet been finalized, according to the report.

The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that dissatisfied over Europe’s plan to bring international airlines into its emissions trading scheme from the start of next year, China had delayed the announcement of an Airbus order, may block following deals between China and the airline operator.

Airbus had expected to announce at the Paris Air Show last week that Hong Kong Airlines Ltd. ordered 10 of its A380 superjumbo jetliners, with a catalog value of almost 4 billion U.S. dollars, but the deal was delayed by Beijing, the report said.

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