Friday, August 25, 2017

Spirit gets Mobile-built A320

MOBILE, Ala. – Spirit Airlines took delivery Friday of the first A320 built in the United States. It was the 37th Airbus jetliner built at the Airbus assembly line, but all previous jetliners were the larger A321. It’s the sixth plane delivered to Spirit at the Mobile center. The yellow passenger jet delivered Friday is the 106th jet in its all-Airbus fleet. Major components for the plane arrived in May from Europe. "With this very first A320 assembled, we recognized another key milestone," said Daryl Taylor, general manager of the Mobile facility. The Airbus assembly line can build the A319, A320 and A321. The plant is on track to produce four jetliners every month. (Source:, 08/25/17) Previous