BEIJING (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said a contract with China for 184 Airbus A320s would be finalised soon and that his country also had ambitions to sell A350 and A380 planes to China in coming weeks or months.
China regularly splits large orders between Europe and the United States to cope with its fast-expanding airline traffic, but the momentum has recently been with rival Boeing, which sold 300 jets during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump last year.
New orders for Airbus jetliners have historically featured during such visits by French leaders. However, none was announced during Macron's visit, although sources familiar with the negotiations said there were talks about an order of 100 more or jets.
Airbus declined to comment on Wednesday.
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