Saturday, June 12, 2021

Delta picks up 50th A220

MOBILE, Ala. - Delta staff came to the Mobile Aeroplex June 9 to to pick up the airline’s 50th A220 jet. Most of those Delta A220s were built at the plant in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, but now Mobile is a key production site for the planes. The first Mobile-built A220 had its first maiden flight in June 2020. An Airbus spokesman said Wednesday that the current rate of production is around four A220s per month from the Canadian line and one per month from the new Alabama line. Projections call for the production rate in Mobile to increase to around two per month by early next year. (Source: aldotcom, 06/09/21)