Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang met on Wednesday with Chief Executive Officer of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) Louis Gallois in Beijing.
Zhang spoke highly of the cooperation between the Chinese aviation industry and the EADS, the parent company of Airbus.
He said China's civil aviation industry, which has maintained stable and rapid development, has broad prospects.
Noting the great potential of China's civil aviation market, Zhang called on China's aviation companies and the EADS to upgrade their level of technical cooperation and try to achieve mutual benefit in the research, development and manufacturing process of aero-products.
Gallois praised China's achievements in economic development.
He said the EADS will further enhance communication with China's aviation industry and try to expand areas of cooperation between the two sides.