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​PICTURE: Airbus delivers 400th China-assembled A320

The 400th A320-family aircraft produced by Airbus’s Chinese assembly plant in Tianjin has been delivered to the nation’s flag carrier Air China.

The aircraft, a Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered A320neo (registration B-305J), was officially delivered on 17 December.

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The Tianjin milestone comes the same week that Boeing began shipments of 737 Max aircraft from its new Chinese completion and delivery centre in Zhoushan. That first 737, a Max 8, was also handed over to Air China.

The Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in Tianjin delivered its first locally-assembled A320 in mid-2009, to Sichuan Airlines. The plant is a joint-venture business between Airbus and a Chinese consortium comprising Tianjin Airport Economic Area Zone, Tianjin Port Free Trade Administrative Committee and China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC).

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