Boeing and China Eastern Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th Boeing airplane for China, one of the world’s most dynamic markets for commercial airplanes.
Boeing forecasts that China will need 5,260 new airplanes, valued at $670 billion, in the next 20 years.
“We take great pride in the partnership that Boeing and China have shared for more than 40 years.
“Boeing greatly values China as both a customer and a supplier partner,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president Ray Conner.
“This delivery symbolizes the tremendous accomplishments we have achieved together along with the significant trust and confidence that Chinese airlines have placed in Boeing’s products and services.