Aircraft manufacturer giant Airbus announced Tuesday the world's newest airliner, the Airbus A350XWB, would make its first demonstration tour of China between June 25 and July 2.
During the trip, a test aircraft is to fly to the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Haikou and Chengdu.
According to Airbus, the tour follows the A350's endorsement by China Eastern Airlines who ordered 20 A350-900 aircraft in April 2016. Air China also ordered 10 A350-900.
China is one of the fastest growing markets for air transport, the Airbus said.
The Chinese aviation industry has made important contributions to the development and making of the A350 XWB. Airbus' (Beijing) Engineering Center together and its partner Aviation Industry Corporation of China participated in the program's development, involving specific design work for the airframe.
Some five percent of the airframe is manufactured in China. The A350 XWB is a symbol of strategic industrial cooperation between Airbus and China's aviation industry.
The aircraft seats 42 in business class and 210 in economy class. The flights will be operated by Airbus flight crews.
To date, Airbus has recorded some 800 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 42 customers worldwide, Airbus said.