Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Airbus delivers 9,000th plane

Airbus has delivered its 9,000th aircraft, an A321 for Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir. It will join the carrier’s all-Airbus A320 family fleet flying on its fast-growing Asia-Pacific network. Airbus delivered its first A300 in 1974. Its lineup today includes the popular A320 family and the world's largest aircraft, the double deck A380. The 9,000th delivery comes less than two years after Airbus reached its last milestone of 8,000 aircraft-delivered in August 2013. Over the last 10 years, Airbus has doubled its deliveries to reach over 600 aircraft a year today. (Source: Airbus, 03/23/15) Gulf Coast note: Airbus will open a new A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala., later this year.