Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg A320 Family production line. The company said the facility’s new technology is a key enabler for ramping up the single aisle production programme to 60 aircraft per month by mid-2019.
Frank Horch, Hamburg’s Senator of economy, transport and innovation and Thomas Jarzombek, Federal Government coordinator of German aerospace policy, witnessed the milestone together with Guillaume Faury, president Airbus Commercial Aircraft, and 500 distinguished guests at a special ceremony in Hamburg.
“The inauguration of our latest, most modern A320 production line opens a new chapter in efficient, digital aircraft manufacturing,” said Guillaume Faury. “With these new technologies we are building our aircraft more efficiently, a key enabler for higher production rates. I would like to thank the teams, who pushed this newest Airbus production standard from concept to reality.”