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Friday, March 4, 2016

Airbus Breaks Ground on Chinese A330 Completion Center

Juliet Van Wagenen

Airbus China A330 Widebody Completion & Delivery Center, rendering
Airbus China A330 Widebody Completion & Delivery Centre, rendering. Photo: Airbus

[Avionics Today 03-04-2016] Airbus has begun construction for the Airbus A330 Completion and Delivery Center (C&DC) in Tianjin, China. The A330 C&DC will be co-located at the same site as the Airbus Tianjin A320 Family Final Assembly Line and the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Center.

“This event is significant because the A330 C&DC in Tianjin is our first completion and delivery center for widebody aircraft outside Europe,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president and CEO.

In summer 2014, Airbus, Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ) and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) signed a framework agreement on setting up an A330 C&DC in Tianjin. The A330 C&DC Tianjin will cover the aircraft completion activities including cabin installation, aircraft painting and flight test, as well as aircraft delivery and customer flight acceptance. The A330 family aircraft to be completed at the A330 C&DC Tianjin will be assembled in Toulouse while painting and cabin fitting will be performed in Tianjin.

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