Airbus May Assemble Newest Jet in China to Secure Far East Deals


An Airbus A330-800neo landing at Toulouse Blagnac airport following its first flight. Bloomberg

Skift Take: Planemaker Airbus may build A330neos at an existing factory in Tianjin. The offer to make the planes locally comes as Rolls-Royce is said to offer work at a local engine plant, too. But do the companies really believe they can protect their trade secrets if they make aircraft parts in China?

— Sean O’Neill

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