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China Lands EU Aviation-Safety Deal

By Huang Rong and Mo Yelin
China has been in negotiations with the EU and the U.S. for years to get its aviation standards recognized by international regulators. The deals should make it easier for China’s domestically produced aircraft, such as Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China’s C919 (pictured), to be used outside the country. Photo: IC
China has been in negotiations with the EU and the U.S. for years to get its aviation standards recognized by international regulators. The deals should make it easier for China’s domestically produced aircraft, such as Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China’s C919 (pictured), to be used outside the country. Photo: IC

China and the European Union have agreed to recognize each other’s aircraft product-safety standards, one month after Beijing inked a similar deal with the U.S.

The agreement, which will take effect by the end of 2018, was announced Monday by China’s civil aviation authority.

China has been in negotiations with the EU and the U.S. for years to get its aviation standards recognized by international regulators. The deals should make it easier for China’s domestically produced aircraft to be used outside the country.

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