Airbus Adds New Production Line For A320 As Boeing Struggles On With Grounded 737 MAX
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January 21, 2020 - by Alan Tovey for telegraph.co.uk
Airbus is adding an extra production line for its bestselling A320 family of airliners at its Toulouse base.
The new final assembly line will build the A321, a "stretched" version of the narrowbody airliner and a direct competitor to Boeing's troubled 737 Max jets, which have been grounded since March after two fatal crashes.
Currently Airbus builds 60 A320s a month at production sites in Toulouse, Hamburg, Mobile in the US and Tianjin in China.
The wings for all the company's airliners are produced at its giant UK factory in Broughton, north Wales.
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