Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Co., Ltd. will start assembly of its first A320neo aircraft in July and plan to deliver it to an Asian customer in September 2017.
The Chinese plant, a joint venture between Airbus and Chinese partners in Tianjin, has delivered more than 300 A320 aircraft since it went into operation in 2008.
Starting from 2017, Airbus Tianjin plant plans to assemble four A320neo aircraft each month.
Airbus delivered 153 aircraft to Chinese operators in 2016, its seventh consecutive year of more than 100 deliveries.
The deliveries included 141 aircraft in its single-aisle A320 family and 12 of its A330 family.
According to Airbus China, there are 1,383 Airbus aircraft in service in Chinese mainland, about half of the total civil aircraft with more than 100 seats on the Chinese mainland.
The A320 Family is the world's best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,000 orders to date and over 6,200 aircraft delivered. The A320neo is the newest member of A320 family. Compared with the other A320, the A320neo burns 15 percent to 20 percent less fuel.