Tianjin is home to an Airbus A320 Final Assembly Line, an A330 Completion and Delivery Centre and a logistics centre aimed at improving supply chain management.
The Airbus Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Tianjin is the first to operate outside of Europe and is designed based on the state-of-the-art A320 Family FAL in Hamburg, Germany. This is a joint venture between Airbus and a Chinese consortium comprising the Tianjin Free Trade Zone and China Aviation Industry Corporation.
An Airbus A330 Completion and Delivery Centre, co-located at the same site as Tianjin’s FAL, is Airbus’ first wide-body centre outside of Europe; the facility performs A330 completion activities including cabin installation, aircraft painting and production flight tests, as well as customer flight acceptance and aircraft delivery.
In addition, the site supports the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre, and a logistics centre aimed at improving supply chain management.
As of the end of 2010, around 285 Fortune 500 companies have set up base in Tianjin.