Airbus to set up A330 delivery centre in China

PTI Beijing | Updated on October 12, 2014 Published on October 12, 2014

Airbus has decided to set up an A330 Completion and Delivery Centre in China to benefit from the massive growth of its aviation sector, expected to expand from the present 1,000 aircraft to 5,300 by 2033.

The centre, to be established in Northern China’s Tianjin city, is aimed at supporting the fast growth of air traffic in China with larger aircrafts, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.

The in-service Airbus fleet with Chinese operators now comprises more than 1,000 aircraft.

Between 2014 and 2033, Airbus forecasts a demand in China for more than 5,300 new commercial aircrafts, in addition to freighters.

“In its 30 year history the Airbus partnership with China keeps on growing and expanding. The intended establishment of an A330 Completion and Delivery Centre will add a new exciting chapter to our longstanding track record of mutual achievements,” Fabrice Bregier, Airbus president and CEO said.

The A330 Family, which spans 250 to 300 seats, has attracted more than 1,300 orders, with over 1,000 aircraft flying now with more than 100 operators worldwide.

Published on October 12, 2014
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