Airbus Ramping Up China Plant

August 2008
Assembly;Aug2008, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p12
The article reports that European aircraft manufacturer Airbus started to send major subassemblies to its single-aisle jetliner assembly plant in Tianjin, China. It states that Airbus' China plant will begin to assemble its first A320 aircraft in August 2008. It notes that the aircraft company targets to deliver the airplane to Sichuan Airlines in the first half of 2009. As part of this move, six jigs loaded with A320 parts from production sites throughout Europe were transferred to a container ship for delivery in Tianjin.


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