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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

The first Airbus assembled single aisle aircraft in Tianjin had its first flight


The first A320 aircraft had its first flight from Chengdu to Beijing on June 24th, which was assembled by Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Co., Ltd.. On June 23rd, the presentation and handover ceremony of the first A320 aircraft was held in Tianjin. It was reported that the aircraft would be leased by the Dragon Aviation Leasing Co., Ltd. to Sichuan Airlines.
In February 2006, Airbus officially declared that it would build a general assembly line for single aisle aircraft in China. On October 26th 2006, a framework agreement was signed between China and France, to build an Airbus general assembly line for A320 single aisle aircraft in Tianjin. It was also estimated that the first aircraft would be handed over in June 2009.

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