Airbus CEO Tom Enders and Airbus China President Laurence Barron told ATWOnline yesterday in Tianjin that the financial commitment involved in establishing the manufacturer's new final assembly line is taking a back seat to its effort "to build a Chinese identity for Airbus." Today, Airbus is scheduled to deliver the first A320 produced at the Tianjin FAL to Sichuan Airlines (ATWOnline, May 19). The aircraft was ordered by Dragon Aviation Leasing, and Airbus hopes to use the facility to ...

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