Airbus is offering to build an A330 completion center in China, probably in Tianjin, says a manufacturing industry official, as the European airframer steps up efforts to promote the type as an answer to China’s shortage of pilots, technicians and airspace capacity. In return for the completion center, Airbus is asking China to commit to buying a large number of A330s, possibly 200, says the official. The Chinese government, which heavily influences aircraft purchase by the mainly ...


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