China Eastern Airlines took delivery of the 2,500th A320 family aircraft in Toulouse yesterday. The airline already operates a fleet of 69 of the A320 family and this year will receive an additional 20. Deliveries of the type have soared from 1,000 to 2,500 in the past six years and the production rate is being increased to 30 a month from the first quarter of 2006. The A320, the first of the four-member family, entered into service in April 1988 and pioneered the fly-by-wire flight ...

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