Boeing Co said on Friday "it is disappointing that geopolitical differences continue to constrain US aircraft exports." the statement was made as a response to China's three biggest state-owned airlines buying 300 jets from European plane-maker Airbus SE, a Reuters report reads. Boeing added it continued to urge a productive dialogue between the American and the Chinese governments. “As a top US exporter with a 50-year relationship with China’s aviation industry, it is disappointing that geopolitical differences continue to constrain US aircraft exports,” a Boeing spokesperson told Bloomberg.
Airbus signed a deal with China's biggest state-owned airlines to sell the latter 300 A320neo planes worth a total of $37 billion. This is the first time in nearly three years that Chinese carriers announced deals of this scale, the Global Times reported.
"These new orders demonstrate the strong confidence in Airbus from our customers. It is also a solid endorsement from our airline customers in China of the performance, quality, fuel efficiency and sustainability of the world's leading family of single-aisle aircraft," Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, said in a statement on the company's website.