Airbus opens first Asian logistics center in China
Updated: 2011-11-19 13:10
TIANJIN - An Airbus logistics center opened for business on Friday in the northern port city of Tianjin -- home to an Airbus final assembly line and delivery center.
The European aircraft maker hopes to ramp up its logistics network in China with the help of Airbus (Tianjin) Logistics Company, according to Airbus China.
The logistics company, Airbus' first logistics center in Asia, will provide logistics support to Airbus and its parent company European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company in China, according to the aircraft maker.
Laurence Barron, president of Airbus China, said the logistics company will also support the production of the A350 XWB, a new wide-body Airbus jumbo, of which 5 percent of the airframe will be manufactured in China.
The country received its first Airbus-made jet in 1985 and now has over 600 Airbus airliners serving in its fleets, according to the official website of Airbus China.
Airbus also produces manufacturing parts and components for Airbus jets in a number of Chinese cities.