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21 April 2016
Commercial Aircraft

First Airbus A321 aircraft produced in the U.S. for American Airlines takes flight

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American Airlines’ first U.S.-built A321_first flight 1 Tad Denson-MyStockShotz.com, Paul Dovie
20 April 2016

American Airlines’ first U.S.-built A321_first flight 1

American Airlines first U.S.-built Airbus A321 aircraft – produced in Mobile, Alabama – took off from Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley for its maiden flight on 19 April 2016

American Airlines’ first U.S.-built A321_first flight 2 Tad Denson-MyStockShotz.com, Paul Dovie
20 April 2016

American Airlines’ first U.S.-built A321_first flight 2

On 19 April 2016, an A321 aircraft to be delivered to American Airlines performs its maiden flight. This Airbus jetliner is the first A320 Family aircraft for this U.S. operator to be assembled at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama

The first Airbus A321 aircraft produced for American Airlines at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility has flown for the first time.
On April 19, the A321 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama, at 1:32 p.m. CDT, performed its test sequences, and landed safely at approximately 5:10 p.m. CDT.
The aircraft was flown by Test Pilots Mark McCullins and Bruce Macdonald. They were accompanied on the flight by Flight Test Engineer Nick Picconi, and Ground Test Engineer/Cabin Specialists Alexander Gentzsch and Mike Johns.The flight lasted approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes during which tests were performed on systems, engines and structure performance. 
Following the flight, the aircraft will go through a few more weeks in final production before being delivered to American Airlines.
American Airlines’ first U.S.-built A321_first flight 1  
20 April 2016 In flight

American Airlines first U.S.-built Airbus A321 aircraft – produced in Mobile, Alabama – took off from Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley for its maiden flight on 19 April 2016

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