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Airbus begins production of first U.S.-built A320 in Mobile

Summary

  • All aircraft delivered from Mobile thus far have been A321 aircraft
The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has received the major component assemblies for the first A320 that will be produced in the U.S. The 27 aircraft delivered from the facility thus far have been A321s. 
This marks another important milestone for the manufacturing facility, which began production in July 2015 and is equipped to build three members of the A320 Family: A319, A320 and A321. 
This A320 is destined to be delivered to Spirit Airlines this summer.  

Major component assemblies for the first A320 to be produced in the U.S. arrived at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility – located in Mobile, Alabama – on 8 May 2017