Sunday, December 4, 2016

Delta jet delivered

MOBILE, Ala. – Delta Air Lines took delivery of its first U.S.-built A321 during a ceremony Friday at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility at the Mobile Aeroplex. On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus and Delta Air Lines, a team of employees from the airline’s Minneapolis-St. Paul station, and representatives of the more than 370 employees at the facility. This jet also flew a flyover at the Iron Bowl in late November. It is the 14th A321 to join Delta's fleet, but it is the first to be built in the United States. Airbus in Mobile delivered its first aircraft to JetBlue in April. Airbus announced it would build the plant in 2012 and had a ceremonial inauguration of the plant in September 2015. The plant has delivered 15 aircraft so far. Airbus anticipates delivering four aircraft per month at Mobile by the end of 2017. (Sources: Aviation Tribune, 12/03/16,, WPMI, 12/02/16) A321 set for game flyover; Delta A321 takes flight