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First A320neo assembled in Tianjin delivered to Air Asia
A320neo delivery ceremony. © Airbus

First A320neo assembled in Tianjin delivered to Air Asia

AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) at a dedicated ceremony in Tianjin, China.

AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) at a dedicated ceremony in Tianjin, China. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, seats 186 passengers and is equipped with the innovative Space-Flex cabin. 

AirAsia is the largest airline customer of the A320 Family with orders for 578 aircraft. These include 404 A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft is the 13th A320neo that the airline has received since it took delivery of its first A320neo last year.

The FALA in Tianjin, inaugurated in 2008, became the third single-aisle aircraft final assembly line location of Airbus worldwide, following Toulouse and Hamburg. It was also the first Airbus Final Assembly Line outside Europe; it has since been joined by the Airbus facility in Mobile, Alabama. Today, some 340 aircraft have been assembled and delivered from Tianjin.

Asia-Pacific carriers have ordered more than 1,600 A320neo/A321neo aircraft.

Airbus recently inaugurated its A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) located at the same site in Tianjin.

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