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Airbus has landed a deal to sell three hundred aircraft to China an order worth tens of billions of dollars for the European aircraft manufacturer the order is bigger than expected and matches a previous record for the number of aircraft sold to China in one deal that's being held by major bus rival US aircraft maker Boeing the announcement by a bus comes as Chinese president xi Jinping visits to Europe he met with French president Emmanuel macron on Monday the deal includes two hundred and ninety A. three twenty type jets along with ten a three fifty wide body planes French officials say it would be worth thirty billion euros at the catalogue price China is a bus deal was announced after the grounding of Boeing seven three seven Max dashed hopes of big orders for Boeing in China after the fatal Ethiopian airlines crash involving the seven three seven Max China was the first to ground the newest version of Boeing's top model it also comes after a year of trade tensions between Beijing and Washington when Chinese state buying agency failed to place any significant aircraft what is this no evidence of a connection between the trade war will Boeing sleep issues and the Airbus deal however China which is say Beijing has a history of sending diplomatic signals through state a craft do you and to add to the confusion a similar sized purchase of Boeing aircraft had been expected by China as part of a possible deal to end the US China trade war China has become a key market for rivals Boeing and Airbus due to surging travel demand in the world's most populous country