AirAsia takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo fully assembled in Tianjin
A Monitor Report 06 Nov, 2017 | 1135 Views | -+
TIANJIN: AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in Tianjin, China. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, seats 186 passengers and is equipped with the 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 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. Today, some 340 aircraft have been assembled and delivered from Tianjin, China.
The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15% fuel savings at delivery and 20 per cent by 2020.