The first A320 aircraft produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama took to the skies for the first time on 15 August 2017, during which tests were performed on systems, engines and structural performanceTad Denson - MyShotz.com
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In this video clip, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier puts a spotlight on the company’s U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama – which was inaugurated on 14 September 2015 and assembles the industry-leading family of A319, A320 and A321 jetliners. By 2018, the facility will produce between 40 and 50 single-aisle aircraft per year.
It was a red, white and blue theme as Airbus officially inaugurated its first U.S. manufacturing facility – an A320 Family final assembly line located in Mobile, Alabama – on 14 September 2015. The ceremony featured comments from key state, federal and local officials, as well as top Airbus and Airbus Group management – all of whom reinforced the strong relationship between Airbus and Mobile.