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According to Air Transport World, the first A320 aircraft assembled at the Airbus final assembly facility in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, southwest of Beijing, has made its inaugural flight. This is the first A320 assembled at Tianjin and indeed the first assembled outside Europe. Cavotec supplied 18 pop-up pit systems and related materiel to service aircraft at the Tianjin plant.
The Tianjin Airbus joint venture company has ordered 12 Cavotec Fladung Pop-Up Pits to service aircraft at its A320 assembly line at the Chinese port city of Tianjin, southwest of Beijing.
The contract follows an initial order for six Pop-Up systems at Tianjin. The assembly line is a joint venture between Airbus and Tianjin Zhongtian Aviation Industry Investment Company, a consortium of the China Aviation Corporation and the Tianjin Bonded Zone Investment Company.
Production of the A320 is scheduled to start at Tianjin in August this year.