American Airlines is Airbus’ largest customer for the A321 aircraft, and now the second Airbus built in Mobile is the first U.S. manufactured plane in the American Airlines fleet.
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The Airbus Mobile Final Assembly Line celebrated the delivery of our first U.S.-built A321 with a fantastic family picnic and baseball game between the Bay Bears vs Biloxi Shuckers.
AL.com’s editorial cartoonist had a little fun following the successful First Flight of an A321 at the FAL.
We’ve made history! The first U.S.-built Airbus A321 recently took to the skies for its first flight, a tribute to the city of Mobile and the workers who built it, and the fulfillment of years of dreams.
The first A321 built in the States rolled out of Airbus’s Mobile, Alabama, manufacturing facility early in March, and now it’s ready for its first test flight.
After breaking ground in 2012, the first Airbus Jetliner built in the US is soon to take wing over Alabama.
Fox10 recently reported on the A321’s planned first flight, where it will be tested in ways that would not happen during a normal flight.