Airbus yesterday delivered the first A320 built at its Tianjin final assembly line to Sichuan Airlines, while executives told ATWOnline that the company's effort to expand its profile in China has included discussions with Air China and China Eastern Airlines about the A380. Sichuan was the first Chinese carrier to fly the A320 (in 1995) and now operates 41 from the family. The new aircraft, on lease from Dragon Aviation Leasing, is powered by IAE V2500s, which will be on nine of the first ...

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