Airbus A330 Completion and Delivery Centre to be built in Tianjin
Airbus and its Chinese partners, the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Company Ltd. (TJFTZ) and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), have signed a framework agreement on establishing an A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China. The framework agreement firms-up the Letter of Intent signed by the three parties in 2014. The agreement takes the partnership between Airbus and China a further step forward following the successful establishment of an A320 Family Final Assembly Line and Delivery Centre (FAL-Asia) in 2008.
The agreement was signed by Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO, Yang Bing, President of the TJFTZ and Pang Zhen, Vice President, Commercial Aircraft, AVIC, at Airbus’ HQ in Toulouse, France.
“Building on our successful cooperation with China, highlighted by the A320 Family Final Assembly Line in Tianjin, our partnership keeps growing and expanding. The signature of this framework agreement on the A330 Completion and Delivery Centre opens a new chapter of strategic cooperation on wide-body aircraft with China. Together, we will develop new facilities and capabilities, and attract new suppliers and businesses in China,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO.