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November 2006 edition

Airbus ready to set up A320 assembly line in China

China’s growing attraction for aircraft manufacturers has been emphasised by new plans announced by Sikorsky and Airbus.

Airbus, developing a long-term strategic partnership with China, is setting up a final assembly line for its A320 aircraft. The project involves a joint venture between a Chinese consortium led by TJFTZ and Airbus. The agreement is subject to approval by the Airbus board, shareholder EADS and the Beijing government.

EADS co-ceo Louis Gallois says: “The aircraft sections will continue to be produced in Europe but the establishment of such as assembly line, which will deliver aircraft to the same standards as those

produced in Europe, is beneficial to both China and Europe.”

He adds: “We look forward to the day when we can deliver the first aircraft assembled in China to ....

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Airbus S.A.S. Airframer
Changhe Aircraft Industry Group Co. (CHAIG) Airframer
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company Airframer
Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Light Helicopter Division Airframer


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Sikorsky S-70B SeaHawk
Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk
Schweizer S-300C
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Airbus A320

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