Airbus has confirmed that its A320 final assembly line in Tianjin, China, has been closed as part of preventative measures to resolve the coronavirus outbreak. “[Airbus China is] observing Chinese government requirements for staff to work from home and is facilitating with IT equipment so employees from all locations including Tianjin do not need to travel to work areas where possible,” the company said in statement.

Airbus did not go into further details but said the travel restrictions are causing “logistical challenges”. The Tianjin factory makes six A320s per month, accounting for 10% of global production for the single-aisle family.

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