Airbus officially opened its first final assembly line outside Europe with Sunday's inauguration of the A320 Family Final Assembly Line in Tianjin. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders officiated at a ceremony with more than 600 guests. The FAL is a joint venture between Airbus (51%) and a Chinese consortium comprising he Tianjin Free Trade Zone, AVIC I and AVIC II. It is similar to Airbus's Hamburg assembly line and its first aircraft will be delivered to ...

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