Ever since it was formed as a multi-national consortium four decades ago, Airbus has followed a straightforward model for building civil aircraft. Complete sections are fabricated in factories around Europe, then shipped to Toulouse or Hamburg, where they are joined together. So when the European airframer decided to set up its first final assembly line outside of Europe, it was a relatively easy step. In a sense, the story began in 1986 when Airbus sent its first contract to Avic's ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "In Tianjin, Airbus Jobs Are Highly Prized".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.