Monday, September 19, 2016

Spirit gets Mobile-built A321

MOBILE, Ala. – Spirit Airlines took delivery Monday of its first A321 made at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility. On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus and Spirit Airlines, 140 Spirit Airlines employees, and the 350 Airbus employees at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility. The $600 million plant, at the Mobile Aeroplex, had its ceremonial opening in September 2015. The first plane was delivered to JetBlue in April 2016. The Spirit aircraft is the 10th delivered in Mobile so far. Airbus anticipates delivering four planes a month out of Mobile by the end of 2017. (Source: Airbus, 09/19/16)