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Airbus To Select City For Chinese A320 Line. March

Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:59 am

Airbus to choose Chinese city for general assembly line next month.

Options : Shanghai, Tianjin, Xi'an and Zhuhai.

It will be the third A320 line, next to Hamburg & Toulouse.

Foreseen production ~50 per year, however who knows, this is China..

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/19/content_4201169.htm

Looks like we we might see some Beluga´s over China in time..

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RE: Airbus To Select City For Chinese A320 Line. March

Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:43 am

Every time Humbert discusses this topic it sounds like he will put on three condoms before they celebrate the wedding night.  Wink
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RE: Airbus To Select City For Chinese A320 Line. March

Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:49 am

Let's hope those thirteen year olds are as good at making planes as they are at making soccer balls.

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RE: Airbus To Select City For Chinese A320 Line. March

Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:50 am

Well, here's another note from Xinhua detailing the closer Airbus-China working relationship:
China to take part in Airbus A350 design and manufacture

Quote:
BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhuanet) -- China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) and China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II) will undertake the design and manufacture of Airbus' newest aircraft, the A350, after joining the Airbus engineering center.

Personal opinion: I viewed the transfer some A320 production to China as a virtual certainty. However, the A350 design seems to be a new issue. Can anyone verify?
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RE: Airbus To Select City For Chinese A320 Line. March

Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:41 pm

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
Let's hope those thirteen year olds are as good at making planes as they are at making soccer balls.

Harry

Was that really necessary? If you tried to be funny, you're not. Making jokes of childlabor is as bad as participating in organizing it.  no 
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RE: Airbus To Select City For Chinese A320 Line. March

Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:11 pm

I still think it is a big mistake that they do it.
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong

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