China Eastern says no plan to buy Airbus A380

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China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd has no current plans to purchase Airbus A380 aircraft, said the company’s vice-president.

“We have plans to buy more planes,” Zhang Jianzhong told Reuters on the sidelines of an airshow in China, but said the airline had no interest in the A380 superjumbo.

On whether Boeing Co would delay delivery of the 787 Dreamliners the airline had ordered, Zhang said: “It has already been delayed.”



Boeing grounded its aircraft testing fleet and has made no decision on when it will resume test flights after one of the light-weight, carbon-composite aircraft was damaged by an electrical fire last week.