Airbus Delivers 8000th A320 to Air China

Airbus Delivers 8000th A320 to Air China. Airbus has surpassed a key milestone in the production of single aisle with the delivery of the family plane number 8000 A320.

On February 1, a successful A3320 family aircraft (MSN8000), an A320neo (B-1068) powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G, was delivered to Air China.

The plane was delivered from the Chinese Airbus assembly line in Tianjin. This plane had flown 10 days before on January 22.
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Airbus Delivers 8000th A320 to Air China, pic: Airbus A320-200 Air China B-1068

However, the monthly Airbus delivery summary shows that the 8,000 A320 family delivery took place on the last day of January when four A320 family aircraft were delivered to four airlines, including Air India (CIT rented A320neo), Lion Air Group (A320cean), Spirit Airlines (A320cean) and Virgin America (A321neo rented to GECAS).

The first delivery of the A320, an A320-100 CFM International CFM56, was made to Air France in March 1988.

As of January 31, the total orders of the A320 family amounted to 14,135 aircraft. The aircraft of the A320 family are assembled in four lines around the world: Toulouse and Hamburg in Europe, Mobile in the USA. UU And Tianjin in China.

About 36% of the 8,000 deliveries were made to operators in the Asia-Pacific region. This aircraft also known as world's most popular aircraft alongside its eternal competitor, Boeing 737 Series.