Airbus plans to ramp up A320 family production rates at its Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in Tianjin, China beginning in 2019, according to a framework agreement signed by Airbus and its Chinese partners Jan. 9. The agreement targets a ramp-up in production to five aircraft per month by early 2019 and six per month by early 2020. FALA opened in 2008; as of the end of 2017, 354 A320 family aircraft have rolled off the Tianjin line for delivery to Airbus customers in China and the ...

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