Airbus signs new deal with AVIC
Airbus said it has signed a new agreement with China’s AVIC to deepen industrial cooperation on Airbus single-aisle plane production. The agreement was signed at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, witnessed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The cooperation with AVIC will enhance Airbus single-aisle aircraft (A319/A320) fuselage completions in Tianjin, China. The first delivery of a China-equipped Airbus single-aisle aircraft (A319/A320) fuselage is scheduled in the second quarter of 2021.
Industrial co-operation between Airbus and Chinese aviation industry on commercial aircraft dates back to 1985 at the signing of the first sub-contracting agreement with Xi’an Aircraft Company (currently AVIC Aircraft) on manufacturing and assembling access doors for Airbus A300/A310 widebody aircraft. The total value of industrial cooperation between Airbus and Chinese aviation industry reached US$900 million in 2018.