Airbus opens its fourth assembly line for A320s

Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg A320 Family production line A320 being  the world’s most successful single-aisle aircraft family with more than 14,000 A320ceo and A320neo Family aircraft ordered and over 8,100 delivered by incorporating the latest state-of-the-art technologies including new generation engines.

The A320neo Family provides 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020.The A320 Family aircraft are manufactured globally, at Airbus sites in Europe, China and the US.

Being a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services,It generated revenues of € 59 billion in the previous year and employed a workforce of around 129,000.The use of latest digital technologies and a more flexible industrial set-up, the Airbus is a key enabler for ramping up the single aisle program to 60 aircraft per month by mid-2019

Guillaume Faury said “The inauguration of our latest, most modern A320 production line opens a new chapter in efficient, digital aircraft manufacturing,”. He also added that “With these new technologies we are building our aircraft more efficiently, a key enabler for higher production rates. I would like to thank the teams, who pushed this newest Airbus production standard from concept to reality.”

In addition to the new production line, Airbus also inaugurated a larger and modernized Hamburg A320 Family delivery center with more customer areas, more efficient delivery processes and increased hospitality services.

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