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First U.S.-built A320 Takes Flight

First U.S.-built A320 Takes Flight

The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley on August 15. The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines […]

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Delta orders 30 additional A321s

Delta orders 30 additional A321s

Georgia (U.S.)-based Delta Air Lines has placed an incremental order for 30 firm A321ceo aircraft. This order follows three previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member. The airline took delivery of its first A321 in March of last year. Delta now […]

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First A320 arrival - Spirit

Airbus Begins Production of First U.S.-built A320

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 […]

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MSN 7500 Delivered to American Airlines

MSN 7500 Delivered to American Airlines

More than 20 Team Mobile production and delivery team members celebrated the delivery of Airbus milestone serial number MSN 7500, which is our 26th U.S.-produced aircraft, today with a visiting team of American Airlines employees from their Charlotte, Dallas and Tulsa stations. Our teams spent time together discussing their roles […]

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Milestone! Airbus U.S. Delivers 25th Aircraft

Photo by T. Habelmann The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility has reached another milestone: the delivery of its 25th aircraft since production began. Nearly a year after its first delivery, the team at Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in Mobile, Alabama, delivered an A321 to Delta Air Lines. This is the […]

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The Airbus A319neo Takes to the Skies

The Airbus A319neo Takes to the Skies

The first Airbus A319neo performed its maiden flight today, The smallest member of the A320neo Family, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines took off from Hamburg and landed in Toulouse after a 5 hour flight. It was piloted by Experimental test pilots Michel Gagneux and Eckard Hausser. They were assisted […]

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A New Chapter: Women in Aviation Maintenance

A New Chapter: Women in Aviation Maintenance

There are those who talk about the problems in the world, and then there are those who do something about them. Airbus employees Krystie Dunn and Jane Shelton have decided to do their part in overcoming the problem represented by the relatively small number of women working in the aviation […]

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