China-France Ties/Airbus

Airbus' China project brings mutually beneficial results to Chinese, French sides

  • English

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Tianjin Municipality, north China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of plane being assembled, technicians working on plane
2. Various of quality project leader Guillaume Sicre talking with colleague
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Guillaume Sicre, quality project leader, Airbus Tianjin:
"Airbus opened the factory in 2008. Some colleagues came back to Europe and told me, this is an amazing country. And honestly I was really surprised by its development of this country."
4. Various of technicians assembling plane
5. Dong Lin, director of quality conformance, working in office
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Dong Lin, director of quality conformance, Airbus Tianjin:
"As a newcomer, I learned from a French colleague who is an expert in quality. He taught me a lot about technical knowledge and process knowledge."
7. Various of Dong using computer, talking with colleague
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Dong Lin, director of quality conformance, Airbus Tianjin (partially overlaid with shot 10):
"I always learn from my team to know what are their ideas, to support them, to implement their ideas. Also I encourage my team members to identify the improvement point in the shop floor, then I will support them to work together to make the improvements."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
9. Various of plane being assembled
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10. Various of planes on assembly line

Storyline


China and France are deepening their cooperation in aviation, with key projects bringing mutual benefits to both sides.

One example is the final assembly line of the Airbus A320 jet in Tianjin, which has been running for over 10 years.

The first final assembly line of A320 jets outside Europe, the factory has delivered 450 A320s by this October. And yet its monthly output will go up from four to six airplanes by the end of 2019.

Two years ago, French engineer Guillaume Sicre volunteered to come and work in China, a country he had never been to.

"Airbus opened the factory in 2008. Some colleagues came back to Europe and told me, this is an amazing country. And honestly I was really surprised by its development of this country," said Sicre, who currently serves as the quality project leader of Airbus Tianjin.

There used to be many employees from France in the Tianjin factory, helping their Chinese colleagues to establish the production line.

After years of learning from their French peers, now Chinese engineers can independently manage most of the operations.

Dong Lin joined the company in 2008 as a quality engineer, and one year ago he was promoted to director of Production Assurance, leading a team of 17 people to make sure the final assembly line is operating under the same safety standards as three others across the world.

"As a newcomer, I learned from a French colleague who is an expert in quality. He taught me a lot about technical knowledge and process knowledge," said Dong.

Apart from tech-wise, Dong said he also ensures that his colleagues, both Chinese and French, are able to make joint improvement on the workshop floor in good teamwork.

The final assembly line has also helped the enterprise's operations in Tianjin, including opening a factory set up by Xi'an Aircraft International (Tianjin) Corporation, which provides wings for the A320.

In the meantime, a national level aviation industrial base is forming in Tianjin, attracting over 60 major aviation companies from across the country.

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  • ID : 8126651
  • Published : 2019-11-08 17:10
  • Last Modified : 2019-11-08 23:35:52
  • Location : Tianjin,China
  • Category : economy, business and finance
  • Duration : 2'02
  • Audio Language : English/Nats
  • Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 3

China-France Ties/Airbus

Airbus' China project brings mutually beneficial results to Chinese, French sides

Dateline : Recent

Location : Tianjin,China

Duration : 2'02

  • English


Tianjin Municipality, north China - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of plane being assembled, technicians working on plane
2. Various of quality project leader Guillaume Sicre talking with colleague
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Guillaume Sicre, quality project leader, Airbus Tianjin:
"Airbus opened the factory in 2008. Some colleagues came back to Europe and told me, this is an amazing country. And honestly I was really surprised by its development of this country."
4. Various of technicians assembling plane
5. Dong Lin, director of quality conformance, working in office
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Dong Lin, director of quality conformance, Airbus Tianjin:
"As a newcomer, I learned from a French colleague who is an expert in quality. He taught me a lot about technical knowledge and process knowledge."
7. Various of Dong using computer, talking with colleague
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Dong Lin, director of quality conformance, Airbus Tianjin (partially overlaid with shot 10):
"I always learn from my team to know what are their ideas, to support them, to implement their ideas. Also I encourage my team members to identify the improvement point in the shop floor, then I will support them to work together to make the improvements."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
9. Various of plane being assembled
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
10. Various of planes on assembly line


China and France are deepening their cooperation in aviation, with key projects bringing mutual benefits to both sides.

One example is the final assembly line of the Airbus A320 jet in Tianjin, which has been running for over 10 years.

The first final assembly line of A320 jets outside Europe, the factory has delivered 450 A320s by this October. And yet its monthly output will go up from four to six airplanes by the end of 2019.

Two years ago, French engineer Guillaume Sicre volunteered to come and work in China, a country he had never been to.

"Airbus opened the factory in 2008. Some colleagues came back to Europe and told me, this is an amazing country. And honestly I was really surprised by its development of this country," said Sicre, who currently serves as the quality project leader of Airbus Tianjin.

There used to be many employees from France in the Tianjin factory, helping their Chinese colleagues to establish the production line.

After years of learning from their French peers, now Chinese engineers can independently manage most of the operations.

Dong Lin joined the company in 2008 as a quality engineer, and one year ago he was promoted to director of Production Assurance, leading a team of 17 people to make sure the final assembly line is operating under the same safety standards as three others across the world.

"As a newcomer, I learned from a French colleague who is an expert in quality. He taught me a lot about technical knowledge and process knowledge," said Dong.

Apart from tech-wise, Dong said he also ensures that his colleagues, both Chinese and French, are able to make joint improvement on the workshop floor in good teamwork.

The final assembly line has also helped the enterprise's operations in Tianjin, including opening a factory set up by Xi'an Aircraft International (Tianjin) Corporation, which provides wings for the A320.

In the meantime, a national level aviation industrial base is forming in Tianjin, attracting over 60 major aviation companies from across the country.

ID : 8126651

Published : 2019-11-08 17:10

Last Modified : 2019-11-08 23:35:52

Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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