Handover of the 80th Chinese-produced A320 Family jetliner

16 March 2012 Feature story

Airbus today delivered the 80th aircraft produced on its A320 Family final assembly line in Tianjin, China, further underscoring continued success of the company’s globalisation strategy. 

The milestone jetliner was received by carrier Air China, which operates one of the largest A320 Family fleets in China – which will expand to 88 aircraft when this latest A320 enters commercial revenue service between Chengdu and Guangzhou on 18 March. 

Air China’s new A320 is powered by CFM International CFM56-5B engines, and it features a two-class configuration with business and economy seating. 

Officially opened in 2008, the Chinese A320 Family production line in Tianjin is a joint venture between Airbus and a Chinese consortium of Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ) and China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC).

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