People pose for photos with the 500th A320-family aircraft delivered by Airbus from its Final Assembly Line Asia in North China’s Tianjin Municipality on Thursday. (Photo: agencies)
The A320neo airplane was delivered to China Southern Airlines. Airbus China said the aircraft’s delivery marked a milestone in industrial cooperation and partnership between Airbus and China’s aviation industry. In 2008, a joint venture of the A320 final assembly line was set up in Tianjin. It is the third location of Airbus’ A320-family production facility and first outside Europe. It delivered its first A320 aircraft in 2009.