Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Company Limited
No.2 West 9 Road,
Tianjin Industry Park
The A320 final assembly line in Tianjin began operations during September 2008 as a joint venture between Airbus and a Chinese consortium of Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ) and China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) and had delivered 126 aircraft as of mid-May 2013.
This facility’s first completed jetliner made its maiden flight in May 2009, and was delivered the following month to Dragon Aviation Leasing for operation by Chengu-based carrier Sichuan Airlines – marking the first customer handover of an Airbus jetliner produced outside of Europe.
The 100th A320 Family jetliner assembled at Airbus’ Tianjin facility was completed during August 2012, with this step accompanied by a framework agreement under which Airbus, TJFTZ and AVIC will continue their final assembly cooperation beyond the original business plan – which was due to expire in 2016. Tianjin’s milestone 100th Chinese-built Airbus jetliner was delivered from the facility in September 2012 to Air China, with this A320 planned for use on domestic routes linking Shanghai to other cities in the country. Final Assembly Line China marked another key achievement in May 2013 with the handover of the facility’s initial Sharklet-equipped A320 to China Eastern Airlines.