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Shanghai Manufacturing delivers its first A320 parts to Airbus

China’s Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Factory (SAMF) has become the latest qualified supplier to Airbus with the delivery today of its first A320-family aircraft cargo door frame.

Airbus says in a statement that SAMF delivered its first A320-family aircraft cargo door frame ship-set today. The company is one of six Chinese manufacturers now involved in making parts for Airbus, which in addition to working with Chinese parts manufacturers is setting up a joint-venture A320-family production line in China.

 
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The European manufacturer says that in February 2006 it signed a contract with China National Aero-Technology Import and Export and SAMF covering the manufacture of single-aisle aircraft cargo door frames in Shanghai.

It was the first work package Airbus allocated to Shanghai-based SAMF. It values the contract at around $16 million and says SAMF plans to deliver 22 cargo door frames this year, increasing to 12 units per month next year.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news

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