Airbus says expects China to need 5,400 new planes over next 20 years

Tue Mar 1, 2016 7:58am EST
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's aviation market, the world's second largest, will need 5,400 airplanes over the next 20 years, Airbus said in a document provided to media on Tuesday.

The document was provided ahead of a ground-breaking ceremony in Tianjin for the Airbus A330 completion and delivery center.

(Reporting By Fang Yan and Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

Airbus' A320 planes are parked near the Airbus A320 family final assembly line in Tianjin, China, March 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon