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May 2008 edition

China's growth within aircraft manufacturing continues

Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Factory became a supplier to Airbus following the delivery of its first set of cargo door frames for the Airbus A320 aircraft to the French manufacturing giant.

Both companies have been working jointly since 2005 to realise the project. According to SAMF president Wang Wenbin, in February 2007 the companies, together with China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation, signed a contract worth about US$16 million.

This year, SAMF plans to deliver 22 cargo door frames to Airbus, with production increasing to 12 units per month from 2009. So far, six Chinese manufacturers supply parts to Airbus. By 2015, the total value of industrial co-operation between Airbus and China's aviation industry is expected to exceed US$450 million.

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