China's aviation regulator's deputy head on Friday told a Boeing executive in Beijing the airplane maker was welcome to deepen its development in the Chinese market. Boeing was welcome to continue to strengthen exchanges and co-operation with the regulator and the aviation industry in China, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) quoted Hu Zhenjiang as saying in meeting with Mike Fleming, Boeing's senior vice president for development programs and customer support.
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways said on Friday it has placed a firm order to purchase six Airbus A350 freighters with a list price of $2.71 billion, as it replaces its ageing Boeing 747 cargo jets. Cathay, which has six older model 747-400ERFs and 14 newer 747-8Fs expects the six A350s to be delivered from 2027 and by the end of 2029, it said in a statement. Under the deal, Cathay has also secured the right to acquire 20 more A350 freighters.
Cathay Pacific Airways will buy six Airbus A350 freighters, as it replaces its ageing Boeing 747 cargo jets.