Monday, May 8, 2017

First A320 being made in Mobile

A320 fuselage delivered to Mobile.
Airbus photo
MOBILE, Ala. – Airbus, which so far has assembled only A321s at its Mobile plant, has begun production of its first A320. The major component assemblies for the A320 recently arrived from Europe, marking a first for the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility at the Mobile Aeroplex. The plant so far has delivered 27 jetliners, all of them the larger A321. The plant began production in July 2015 and is equipped to assemble A319, A320 and A321 passenger jets. This aircraft is destined to be delivered to Spirit Airlines this summer. (Source: Airbus, 05/08/17)