Following a brief shutdown due the to outbreak of the coronavirus, the Airbus production line in Tianjin, China, which focuses on A320 restarted operations today. Airbus China division stated that it had been authorised by the Chinese government to “gradually increase production, whilst implementing all the necessary health and safety measures for employees, which remains the top priority.”

The aircraft manufacturer said that it was “constantly evaluating the situation and monitoring any potential knock-on effects to production and deliveries and will try to mitigate via alternative plans where necessary.”

Located in southern China, Tiajin makes six A320 aircraft each month, which accounts for nearly 10 percent of the global production of the single-aisle aircraft family.

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