Airbus and its Chinese partners have also signed a framework agreement on ramping up A320 production rate at its Final Assembly Line in Tianjin. Photo credit - Pixabay
Cooperation between China and European aircraft manufacturer Airbus continues to strengthen.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron have witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Airbus and the National Development and Reform Commission of China.
Under the terms of the memorandum, both sides agree to further enhance their industrial partnership in Tianjin and strengthen the cooperation with regards to technical innovation, engineering capabilities and supply chain expansion.
Not only that, but according to a company press release, Airbus and its Chinese partners have also signed a framework agreement on ramping up its A320 production rate at its Final Assembly Line in Tianjin to six aircraft per month.
Since its inauguration in 2008, the Final Assembly Line in Tianjin has assembled a total of 354 A320 Family aircraft. Deliveries to Chinese customers and to operators throughout the Asia-Pacific region included the first A320neo in the second half of 2017.
“The industrial cooperation between Airbus and China and its continued success are a true role model of a winning partnership between China and Europe. Together with our Chinese partners we are proud to lift our cooperation to new heights,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus COO and President of Commercial Aircraft.