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China to order up to 150 Airbus jets during Sarkozy visit: report

by Staff Writers
Paris (AFP) Nov 23, 2007
China will announce the order of up to 150 Airbus aircraft, including 100 of its short-haul A320 planes, during the upcoming visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the La Tribune newspaper reported Friday.

Chinese airlines are also interested in the long-haul A330 family of planes, it added, quoting a company source.

However no orders of Airbus' recently launched A380 superjumbo aircraft are likely to be placed despite numerous rumours of interest in the plane, said La Tribune.

Sarkozy begins a three-day state visit to China on Sunday, with some 40 French business chiefs in tow, including Louis Gallois, president of aerospace giant EADS, the parent company of Airbus.

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Time Magazine Recognizes The X-48B
Hampton VA (SPX) Nov 12, 2007
The cover story of Time magazine's Nov. 12 edition highlights the best inventions of the year for 2007. It covers the latest innovative products from the entertainment, transportation, environmental and several other high-tech areas. From the aircraft category, the magazine recognized Boeing's X-48B blended wing body (BWB) for its innovative design and its potential to enable cleaner, quieter and higher performance air transportation.







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