Tuesday, February 23, 2016

U.S.-built A321 enters paint

The first U.S.-built A321 left the assembly
line last week and is now in the paint shop.
Airbus photo
MOBILE, Ala. – The first A321 jetliner built in the United States has now entered the MAAS Aviation paint facility at the Mobile Aeroplex, according to the MAAS Aviation website. The twin-engine, single-aisle passenger jet, which eventually will be delivered to JetBlue, is the first produced at the $600 million Airbus U.S. Manufacturing facility. Other A320 series jetliners are also at various stages of assembly on the production line in Hangar 9. (Sources: multiple, 02/23/16) Previous 2015Previous 2014