Airbus Final Assembly Co., Ltd. in Tianjin, China,  starts assembly of its first A320neo in July and plans to deliver it to an Asian customer in September 2017.  The Chinese plant, a joint venture between Airbus and Chinese partners based in the Tianjin Free Trade zone, has delivered more than 300 A320 aircraft since it went into operation in 2008.

Last year Airbus delivered 153 aircraft to Chinese operators, making this its seventh consecutive year of over 100 annual deliveries.  The 2016 deliveries included 141 aircraft in the A320 family and 12 of the A330 family. In 2017, Airbus’ Tianjin plant plans to assemble four A320neo aircraft per month.

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