Tuesday, June 2, 2020

First U.S.-built A220 takes off

U.S.-built A220 has maiden flight June 2, 2020
Airbus photo
MOBILE, Ala. - The first Airbus A220 built in the United States completed its maiden flight Tuesday. Painted in the livery of Delta Air Lines, the news was posted on the Airbus Mobile Facebook page. Airbus began building this jetliner partly on the A320 line in Mobile, and partly at new facilities for the A220. Airbus began assembling A220s at the Mobile Aeroplex last year. The Airbus campus has been building A320 series jetliners since 2015. Airbus purchased majority ownership of the A220 programme, formerly known as CSeries, in 2018 from Bombardier, and opened a second assembly site in Mobile. Airbus also produces A220s in Quebec, Canada. Airbus also recently started producing the first A220 for JetBlue in the new A220 assembly line. (Sources: Facebook, FlightGlobal, 06/02/20) Previous