Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Company Limited
No.2 West 9 Road,
Tianjin Industry Park
The first Airbus final assembly line to operate outside of Europe, located in Tianjin, officially opened on 28 September 2008. This production site for A320 Family aircraft is a joint venture between Airbus and a Chinese consortium of Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ) and China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC).
On 18 May 2009, the facility marked a milestone when the Chinese final assembly line's first jetliner - an A320 - completed its maiden flight, taking off from Tianjin International Airport for a 4 hr. 14 min. airborne evaluation. This same A320 was delivered on 23 June 2009 to Dragon Aviation Leasing for operation by Chengu-based carrier Sichuan Airlines, marking the first customer handover of an Airbus jetliner produced outside Europe.
From 1 January to 26 May 2010, Airbus delivered a total of 10 A320 Family jetliners assembled in Tianjin – demonstrating that this facility’s production ramp-up was on track at the rate of two aircraft per month. The Chinese final assembly line’s output will continue to ramp up to the planned four monthly pace by 2012.
Airbus handed over the 50th jetliner assembled in Tianjin to Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines during June 2011 – less than two years after delivery of the no. 1 aircraft produced at this Chinese final assembly line. The milestone was highlighted by a special event held at the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre, which was attended by National Development and Reform Commission of China and Tianjin government officials, Juneyao Airlines executives and representatives from Airbus.