Following the delivery of the first aircraft this June, Airbus A320 general assembly line in Tianjin free trade zone will deliver 11 aircrafts this year. Of them 6 are A320, 5 are A 319. It is anticipated that the next year 24 aircrafts will be delivered. In 2011 the annual output will be 48 aircrafts.
At the International Aeronautical and Astronautical Forum Shows Tianjin China, some principal of Airbus said that on Sep. 28 2008 the Airbus A320 general assembly line Tianjin began formal production. This general assembly line is a third line after Airbus French and Airbus Germany, and the first Airbus general assembly line outside Europe.
This principal said, the production at the Airbus A320 general assembly line is in order as scheduled, and currently at the general assembly of Tianjin 8 aircrafts are being assembled. The first A320 aircraft has finished the spray-painting and the installation of engine. The second aircraft has finished spray-painting also, and is to be installed with engine.
As the single aisle aircraft most popular in the world, the Airbus A320 series include four types of planes, i.e., A321, A320, A319, and A318. In Tianjin two types, A319 and A320 will be assembled.