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Boeing, Airbus trade barbs as China competition hots up

Airbus expects the country's airlines will need 6,000 new planes over the next 20 years; Boeing forecasts 6,800

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Airbus has a completion and delivery centre in Tianjin, where workers instal furnishings and apply paint to aircraft for the domestic market. It also buys parts from Chinese suppliers.

Zhuhai, China

AEROSPACE giants Boeing and Airbus took potshots at each other at the Zhuhai air show, as the US and European rivals seek to capture more of China's booming aircraft market.

China is one of the Western manufacturers' key battlegrounds, with its travellers taking to

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