Avic would like to learn good practice for fitting cabins in airliners, and Tianjin’s government would like to see completed widebodies rolling out of a factory within its city limits. But it seems that they and China’s central government do not want those things as much as Airbus had hoped.  China will not buy the 200 A330s that Airbus has been targeting—only 45 for starters, maybe 75 and certainly no more. But the Tianjin completion center is going ahead. It will ...

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