Airbus will deliver over 100 aircrafts to China and its cooperation with the nation's aviation sector will be worth $200 million this year, the European aircraft maker said in a report on its ties with China. The record amount of delivery follows an increased monthly capacity of the assembly line of the A320 in Tianjin to four. Airbus delivered 78 aircrafts to the world's fastest growing aviation market last year, where the passenger and cargo traffic grew more than 20% against the backdrop of global downturn. There were 537 Airbus aircrafts in use on the mainland by the end of 2009, making up 41% of the aircrafts with 100 seats or more. Its cooperation with the Chinese market was worth $140 million in 2009 and expected to hit $450 million by 2015.
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