Airbus has delivered the first A321neo aircraft assembled at its final assembly line in Tianjin, China, to Juneyao Air.
The aircraft was commissioned at the Chinese facility in November last year and will join Juneyao Air’s existing fleet of A320, A321 and B787 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline is a subsidiary company of Shanghai Juneyao, one of China’s top private companies. It operates domestic and international passenger flights, carrying cargo and mail on the belly.
The aircraft manufacturer delivered the aircraft to Juneyao’s Shanghai hub using a 10 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel blend in support of the green aviation strategy in China.
“Airbus continues to expand and enhance its comprehensive cooperation with China’s aviation industry, underlining its long-term commitment to China to ensure customer proximity while supporting the global commercial aircraft production ramp-up,” said George Xu, Airbus Executive Vice President and Airbus China CEO.
Inaugurated in 2008, the final assembly line in Tianjin became the first Airbus commercial aircraft assembly line outside Europe. Since its first A320 delivery in 2009, the facility has delivered more than 600 aircraft over its 14 years in operation.