NEWS
  Aircraft & Manufacturers
  Airlines business
ATR today announces the sale of two ATR 72-500 aircraft from its asset management portfolio to Hi .. ...
Gulfstream delivered 30 business jets during the third quarter, one more unit than the same period . ...
Hãng hàng không Quốc gia Vietnam Airlines cho biết sẽ khai thác trở lại đường bay Hà Nội - Tuy Hoà . ...
 
Airlines business
Friday, 13/08/2020, 07:45:39 AM
AIRSHOW CHINA: Airbus not ready to build widebodies in China yet
Comment Comment |  Send To E-mail Send To E-mail |  Print Print
Airbus has not ruled out building a widebody final assembly line in China, but says it is not at the stage to consider such a move just yet.

Airbus China president Eric Chen was tight-lipped when asked if the airframer is open to setting up an assembly line for widebody aircraft, possibly the A330, considering its recently announced plans to establish an A330 completion centre in Tianjin.

“I would not say yes or no. It all depends on market conditions. If there is a large widebody demand, then I think the management at Airbus will think about it very seriously. We’re not at this stage yet,” Chen tells Flightglobal.

He however stressed that the plan to set up an A330 completion centre in Tianjin, where it also has an A320 final assembly line, is an important move “from the industrial point of view”. This is an expansion of its collaboration with Tianjin’s free trade zone and Chinese firm AVIC.

While Airbus will continue to manufacture the A330 in Toulouse, some aircraft would be flown to the Chinese completion centre for cabin installation, painting and engine runs. Realistically, those aircraft would be for Chinese customers since the demand for A330s “is very strong here”, says Chen.
He adds that in parallel, Airbus will also cooperate with AVIC to produce equipment such as seats and galleys.

“With the A320 final assembly line and then the A330 completion and delivery centre, this will attract other vendors to settle down in Tianjin and all together we’ll build up a chain in the aeronautical industry,” he adds.

Airbus is also pushing the regional A330 as a solution to ease constraints in the China market. The airframer has always said that its Tianjin A320 line has been beneficial for its business in the country.

Source: Flightglobal

 

Comment Comment |  All Comment
Other news [Back]
 Airbus starts assembling higher-weight A330  (10/11/2014)
 Boeing raises 737 yearly delivery target to 624 in 2018  (03/10/2014)
 EasyJet firms up remaining A320 options  (19/09/2014)
 Qantas Reports Big Loss as Restructuring Kicks In  (29/08/2014)
 US Airways retires last 737-400 after 26 years  (22/08/2014)
 Japan to acquire two 777-300ERs for VIP role  (15/08/2014)
 Airline Big Bucks Break Farnborough Show’s Sales Record  (08/08/2014)
 Boeing Sees Increasing Demand for Pilots, Mechanics  (01/08/2014)
 Boeing Debuts Dream-Niner and Slams Airbus Plans  (25/07/2014)
 Hong Kong Leasing Company Orders 70 A320/321neos  (18/07/2014)
 Single-Aisles Boost Boeing 20-year Commercial Forecast  (15/07/2014)
 Virgin Atlantic to implement Google Glass strategy  (20/06/2014)
 P&W delivers first MRJ engines  (06/06/2014)
 Asiana Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A380  (30/05/2014)
 Singapore Airlines Reserves A380 Cockpits for Citizen Pilots  (23/05/2014)
 
SERVICES
 VALC News
On 19 Dec 2012, VALC successfully took delivery of the A321-231 aircraft with MSN 5418. This is the ...
Chi tiết
At 17:00 5th September, 2012 local time in Hamburg, Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company (VALC)   ...
PRESS RELEASE  23-08-2012 11:12am
VALC delivered the first A321-200 to Vietnam Airlines.
Chi tiết
On November 5th, 2011, Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company (VALC) took delivery of the EC155 B1 ...
 
VALC Valc, leasing, aircraft, plane, airlines, fastmoney, boeing, airbus, việt nam, airlines, viet nam, finance, investment Copyright © 2008 VALC.COM.VN
Back to top
Homepage  |   Contact  |   Make your homepage  |   Introduce VALC  |   RSS  RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 VALC.COM.VN. All Rights Reserved. Address: 6th Floor, No. 18 Ly Thuong Kiet Str., Phan Chu Trinh Ward, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam.