Airbus announced the delivery of a new A321 (MSN 7943) to Delta Airlines, making it the 50th delivery of A320 family aircraft made and delivered from the French company’s Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, United States.
“The 50th delivery is a real point of pride not only for our team here in Mobile, but also for tens of thousands of employees from the hundreds of U.S. suppliers that contribute to these aircraft,” said McArtor. “We said in 2012 that we were going to build Airbus aircraft in the US for our US-based customers. We delivered the first aircraft in 2016, and today we stand here celebrating the 50th. We’ve met our originally announced schedule, and we’ve fulfilled the commitment we made to our customers, our suppliers across the country, and this Gulf Coast community.”
“Team Mobile’s hard work and dedication have brought us to this milestone,” said Daryl Taylor, Vice President & General Manager of the Airbus US Manufacturing Facility. “We’ve built a great team who together are building great aircraft, meeting challenges head-on and continually seeking ways to improve.”
With this delivery, the facility also meets its goal to produce four A320 family aircraft a month – known in the aircraft industry as “rate four.” Airbus has three other A320 Family production facilities around the world: Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; and Tianjin, China.