Airbus to build freight-friendly aircraft in China
Airbus and China are strengthening their partnership as both sides commit to a further deepening and broadening of cooperation in the aviation industry. According to the memorandum of understanding on the further development of industrial cooperation which was signed this week in Beijing (China), the partners agree to take practical and effective measures for new initiatives regarding both Airbus single-aisle and widebody aircraft.
The Airbus Tianjin A320 family final assembly line remains on track to ramp up its production to six aircraft per month by the end of 2019, which is a 50% increase compared to its original design.
A350 XWB capabilities will be extended into the Airbus Tianjin wide-body completion and delivery centre (C&DC) from the second half of 2020, with the first delivery scheduled for 2021. (ah)