Airbus Inaugurates New Final Assembly Line

Airbus Inaugurates New Final Assembly Line

Airbus has inaugurated its new A320 Family final assembly line (FAL) in Toulouse during a ceremony attended by French Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire; French Transport Minister, Clément Beaune; Minister of State for Industry, Roland Lescure and Minister of State for Territorial Collectivities and Rural Affairs, Dominique Faure, as well as hundreds of Airbus employees.

According to Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury, the inauguration of the new A321-capable final assembly line in Toulouse, represents another milestone in the ongoing modernisation of our global industrial system.

“The FAL will contribute to the ongoing production rate ramp-up to 75 A320 Family aircraft per month in 2026, while meeting the increased demand for A321s which currently represents around 60 percent of the total A320 Family backlog.

“We are pleased to see this new facility join our worldwide network of final assembly sites which will comprise four FALs in Hamburg, Germany; two in Toulouse, France; two in Mobile, United States; and two in Tianjin, China, all them capable of assembling the A321,” Faury said.

A variety of innovations feature prominently in this latest A320 Family final assembly line, with the aim of maximising product quality, efficiency, as well as establishing new standards for health, safety and sustainability. These innovations include digital production control using tablets and smartphones to reduce paper consumption, automated logistics for parts distribution and light-weight robots for joining sections.

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