September 7, 2019: Airbus has signed a new agreement with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to deepen industrial cooperation on Airbus single aisle production.
The agreement was signed at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in the presence of Chinese premier Li Keqiang and visiting German chancellor Angela Merkel.
The cooperation with AVIC will enhance Airbus Single Aisle aircraft (A319/A320) fuselage equipping in Tianjin, China. The first delivery of a China-equipped Airbus Single Aisle aircraft (A319/A320) fuselage is scheduled in Q2 of 2021.
In 1985, Airbus signed the first sub-contracting agreement with Xi’an Aircraft Company (currently AVIC Aircraft Co.Ltd) on manufacturing and assembling access doors for Airbus A300/A310 wide-body aircraft. The long association and new agreement stands to benefit the aviation industry of both parties in terms of scale and quality.
The total value of industrial cooperation between Airbus and Chinese aviation industry reached $900 million in 2018.