Airbus began transporting A320 segments from Hamburg to the new Tianjin FAL, where the first aircraft (headed for Sichuan Airlines) will be assembled starting in August for delivery in the first half of next year. Airbus will hold 51% of the Tianjin joint venture with the Chinese Industry Consortium comprising the Tianjin Free Trade Zone, AVIC I and AVIC II holding the remainder.

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Printer-friendly" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions?

Already registered? here.