Less than two years after Airbus delivered the first A320 aircraft assembled at its plant in China, the European aircraft manufacturer has celebrates the hand-over of its 50th aircraft, assembled by the company’s Family Final Assembly Line in China (FALC) at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Tianjin.
The landmark aircraft was delivered to Chinese customer Juneyao Airlines, a Shanghai-based privately-owned carrier.
The event was earmarked with a special ceremony, attended by National Development & Reform Commission of China and Tianjin government officials, Juneyao executives and Airbus representatives.
“We are pleased to take delivery of the 50th aircraft assembled at FALC to further enhance our all Airbus fleet,” said Wang Junjin, Chairman of Juneyao Airlines. “Our highly reliable A320 Family fleet has demonstrated excellent performance while keeping operational costs low,” he added.
“We are proud that the A320 Family plays an important role in the growth of Juneyao Airlines,” said Laurence Barron, President of Airbus China. “The 50th delivery is a major milestone for FALC. Airbus will continue providing the best products and services to its Chinese customers,” affirmed Laurence Barron.
Currently Juneyao operates two A319s and 17 A320s.