FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Airbus is not yet ready to decide whether to go ahead with plans to assemble its narrow-body A320 airliners at a plant in China, the Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) newspaper said.
The aircraft maker, 80 percent owned by Franco-German group EADS, had been due to make up its mind by the end of September, the FTD said on Sunday in a preview of an article due for publication on Monday.
"A lot of progress has been achieved already but the matter is not yet ripe for a decision," FTD quoted an Airbus spokesman as saying. The spokesman declined to set a new timetable, FTD said.
An EADS spokesman declined to comment.
The Chinese government gave its formal go-ahead in June for an A320 assembly plant in the northern port city of Tianjin.