Airbus to double aircraft production capacity in China

Airbus will double its aircraft production capacity in China


Airbus will set up a second aircraft assembly line in Tianjin, doubling its production capacity for A320 family aircraft on Chinese soil, the aircraft manufacturer's executive chairman announced on Thursday European Guillaume Faury. 

“As the Chinese market continues to grow, it makes perfect sense for us to produce locally for Chinese airlines, and probably to other customers in the region,” he said.

The framework agreement was initialed by the Airbus boss in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and his Chinese counterpart Xi Xinping in Beijing, noted an AFP journalist.

This new final assembly line (FAL, for “final assembly line”) should enter service in the second half of 2025.

Airbus already has an A320 assembly line in Tianjin since 2008, which has produced more than 600 A320s. It currently produces four aircraft per month and should increase to six during the year.

Once this new line is in service, Airbus will have ten in the world: two in Tianjin, two in Mobile in the United States, two in Toulouse and four in Hamburg in Germany.