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Airbus inaugurates Hamburg’s fourth A320 production line

Celebrations in Hamburg to mark increased capacities of succcessful A320

A fourth Airbus A320 production line has been inaugurated Thursday (June 14, 2018) in Hamburg-Finkenwerder. Digital technologies and a more flexible industrial organization will allow the facility to ramp-up the single-aisle programme to a production rate of 60 aircraft per month by mid 2019. Frank Horch, Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation, and Thomas Jarzombek, German Government Co-ordinator for Aerospace, attended the opening ceremony with Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, and 500 guests.

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More than 14,000 A320ceo and A320neo aircraft ordered and over 8,100 delivered make the A320 the world’s most successful single-aisle aircraft family. The A320neo has secured nearly a 60 per cent market share with over 6,000 orders from 100 customers so far. During the celebrations, Faury remarked: “The inauguration of our latest, most modern A320 production line opens a new chapter in efficient, digital aircraft manufacturing. With these new technologies we are building our aircraft more efficiently, a key enabler for higher production rates.”

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The A320 aircraft are manufactured globally at Airbus sites in Europe, China and the United States. Airbus also inaugurated a larger and modernised Hamburg A320 delivery centre with more customer areas, more efficient delivery processes and increased hospitality services.

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