This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Airbus inaugurated an automated fuselage-structure assembly line for A320 series narrow-body aircraft in Hamburg, Germany, including a new development for Airbus’ industrial production system. The new line is configured to assemble the longer sections for the A321LR, and includes 20 robots operating with a new logistics concept, laser-measurement-guided automated positioning, and a digital data acquisition system. “By embracing some of the latest technologies and processes, Airbus has begun its journey to set new standards in A320 family production,” according to Michael Schoellhorn, Airbus chief operating officer. A320 aircraft are twin-engine aircraft for short- to medium-range routes. The series includes the A318, A319, A320, and A321 jets. The A321LR is a long-range version of the largest of the series, with seats for 206 passengers in two classes, and a range of 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km.) The Hamburg plant is responsible for joining si...