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THENUMBERS
CHINA
GETS ITS
WINGS
In a major milestone for China’s burgeoning
aerospace industry, Airbus delivered the
first A320 aircraft assembled at its Final
Assembly Line China (FALC) in Tianjin, on
June 23, 2009. The aircraft will be leased
to and operated by Sichuan Airlines. The
FALC is a joint venture between Airbus and
a Chinese consortium comprising Tianjin
Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ) and China Aviation
Industry Corporation (AVIC).
11
- The number of A319 and A320 aircraft
scheduled for delivery in Tianjin in 2009.
4
- The number of aircraft the FALC will produce
per month by the end of 2011.

600
- The number of A320 aircraft that
Chinese airlines have ordered in total.
6300
- The quantity of Airbus A320
family aircraft that have been
sold worldwide, making it the
world’s best-selling commercial jetliner ever.
100 million
– T h e
projected
n u m b e r
of Chinese tourists who will travel internationally on an
annual basis by 2020.
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