Airlines want Airbus’s US-made jets


In the global trade wars, American airlines are deliberately seeking out planes manufactured at Airbus’s U.S. plant, in Mobile, Alabama, where they will pay no tariffs.

Bloomberg reports:

American Airlines Group Inc. is “doing everything we can to talk to Airbus to try to get [jets] out of Mobile … instead of Hamburg,” Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr told investors in October. American took delivery of its newest A321neo from Mobile on Dec. 4 and has two additional planes of that model scheduled to come from Hamburg by year-end.