Airbus plans to improve aircraft production in China
Airbus and China are strengthening their long-standing partnership as both sides invest in an additional deepening and broadening of cooperation in the aviation industry.
A Memorandum of Understanding on the Further Development of Industrial Cooperation was signed in Beijing by He Lifeng, Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China and Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO in the current presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron.
According to the MoU, both sides have decided to take practical and effective measures for new initiatives regarding both Airbus single-aisle and widebody aircraft. Within Airbus’ monthly in 2021 objective to attain a worldwide A320 Family production rate of 63 aircraft, the Airbus Tianjin A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL Asia) remains on the right track to crank up its production to six aircraft monthly by the finish of 2019, that is a 50% increase in comparison to its original design. A350 XWB capabilities will undoubtedly be extended in to the Airbus Tianjin wide-body Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) from the next 1 / 2 of 2020. The C&DC is scheduled to provide its first A350 aircraft by 2021 from Tianjin.
“We attach great importance to your long-term strategic partnership with China and its own aviation industry,” said Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury. “Airbus is focused on serving this growth sector with the diverse portfolio it provides and we have been committed to dealing with our Chinese partners to shape the continuing future of the.”
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The potential of China’s aviation market is huge: While China domestic is defined to end up being the world’s largest market, international traffic to and from China has doubled during the last a decade nearly. In line with the Global Market Forecast, China is likely to require some 7,560 new aircraft on the next twenty years.
In both Airbus’ widebody and single-aisle aircraft programmes, cooperation is more developed. In single-aisle, in September 2008 the FAL Asia has been successfully operating for over ten years since its inauguration. Up to now, 450 A320 Family aircraft have already been delivered from Tianjin to planemaker’s Asian and Chinese customers since.
In twin-aisle aircraft, the initial company’s widebody center outside Europe, the C&DC – in September 2017 &ndash inaugurated; has performed A330 aircraft completion activities including cabin installation successfully, aircraft production and painting flight test, along with customer aircraft and acceptance delivery. The A350 XWB, the most successful widebodied aircraft ever, has garnered 913 firm orders from 51 customers worldwide.