Airbus is expected to ramp up the production rate of the A320 in northern China’s Tianjin assembly line to six airplanes per month by early 2020, according to China Daily.
In addition to the A330, Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA), is now capable of conducting the assembly of A320 single-aisle airplanes, including the latest model A320neo, the report said.
In the decade since Airbus inaugurated its assembly line in Tianjin, more than 380 jetliners from the best-selling A320 range have been delivered from the site to both Chinese and international airline customers.
To date, A330 and A320 aircraft have been provided to such carriers as Sichuan Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Loongair, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air China and Air Asia.
There are more 1,750 Airbus airplanes serving the Chinese market, the world’s second-largest civil aviation market.