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CEAH signs one of the largest civil aviation deals with Rolls-Royce at CIIE

Updated: 2018-11-07

China Eastern Air Holding Company Limited (CEAH) completed 10 contract signings on Nov 6 at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE).

It signed contracts with its global partners, including CAE Inc, CFM International Inc and ExxonMobil. 

At a central SOEs international cooperation forum held on the morning of Nov 6, China Eastern Airlines (CEA), core of the CEAH, signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce for Trent XWB engine and long-term maintenance services. The agreement is one of the largest deals signed so far in the aviation sector at the ongoing CIIE.   

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China Eastern Airlines signs contract with CAE Inc. on Nov 6 at the CIIE.

In the afternoon, CEA reached nine purchase agreements with companies from countries and region such as Singapore, France and the United States. These agreements cover various fields from aircraft engine purchases and maintenance to in-flight entertainment.

One of the top 10 global airlines, CEA has a history of over 60 years. It currently has a fleet of nearly 700 aircraft. With Beijing and Shanghai as its hubs, CEA developed an airline network that reaches to 1,074 destinations in 177 countries and regions.

With accumulated development over the 40 years of reform and opening-up, especially under the guidance of the Belt and Road Initiative, CEA has been vigorously promoting an internationalization strategy of being “world-class” and improving its capacities in global operation and resource allocation.

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China Eastern Airlines signs contract with CFM International, Inc. on Nov 6 at the CIIE.

At this CIIE, CEA is mainly focusing on imported aviation goods and services.

CEA says that by making use of the expo as a historic platform it will optimize its external cooperation in industrial chains and jointly bring into play the advantages of scale, technology, and cooperation with world-renown suppliers. It intends to promote international economic and trade cooperation and globalization and strives to build itself into a world-class enterprise with global competitiveness.

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China Eastern Airlines signs contract with ExxonMobil on Nov 6 at the CIIE.


(Executive editor: Hao Wen)

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