Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mobile builds first Spirit jetliner

MOBILE, Ala. -- The first Airbus A321 aircraft produced for Spirit Airlines in the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility flew for the first time Tuesday. The jetliner took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley and had a 3.5-hour test flight. The aircraft will go through a couple more weeks of final production before being delivered to Spirit Airlines. It’s the 10th Airbus jetliner built at the new Mobile assembly line. The first plane was delivered in April to JetBlue. (Source: Airbus, 09/06/16)