When Will The First Airbus A220 Be Delivered From Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama Plant? Don't Hold Your Breath!
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September 15, 2019 - by Henry Bewicke for simpleflying.com
Airbus celebrated another exciting step in its US production operation earlier this year as it completed construction of its Airbus A220 final assembly line. The final assembly line at Airbus's manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama recently kicked into action, but when will the first aircraft emerge?
Back in January, Airbus completed construction of its brand-new Airbus A220 manufacturing facility, which will employ 400 people. The Alabama plant will produce the Airbus A220-100 and A220-300 for Airbus' US customers.
Airbus has invested massively in its US manufacturing operation, working with suppliers in more than 40 states.
There are a number of active facilities Airbus facilitates across the country, including engineering centers in Kansas and Alabama, helicopter manufacturing facilities in Texas and Mississippi and a satellite manufacturing facility in Florida.
The Airbus A220 manufacturing line in Mobile went live in early August, but don't expect any completed aircraft to come out of the facility just yet. The first finished product will roll off the line sometime in Q3 of 2020, after which it will make its way to its customer, Delta Air Lines...
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