Sichuan Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 with Sharklets


Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu), the largest all Airbus fleet operator in China, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklets.

The A320, powered by IAE V2500 engines, features a comfortable two class cabin, seating 164 passengers with eight in business class and 156 in economy.

Sichuan Airlines was also the first Chinese airline to operate the A320, the first to take delivery of an A320 assembled at Airbus’ Tianjin Final Assembly Line, and now one of the first with Sharklets in China.

Sichuan Airlines is China’s largest all Airbus fleet operator. It introduced an A320 in 1995 to become the first Chinese airline to operate an Airbus fly-by-wire aircraft. In 2009, the airline received the first A320 assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line China (FALC) in Tianjin. Now it operates a fleet of five A330s and 70 A320 Family aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Airbus. The pictured Airbus A320-232 F-WWIM became B-9935 (msn 5646) when it was handed over on June 26, 2013.

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