Mobile Likely To Assemble Up To 100 Airbus Planes Ordered By Spirit Airlines
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October 24, 2019 - by David Preston for bamapolitics.com
Spirit Airlines, a growing ultra-low-cost airline carrier, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for a commitment of 100 A320neo family aircraft with an option of 50 more.
The Airbus A320 is (also) assembled in Mobile, AL.
This is the first commitment from a U.S. airline since the Trump Administration levied a 10% Tariff on Airbus planes manufactured in Europe and imported into the United States.
Components sent from Airbus parts facilities in Europe to Airbus' Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama have been exempted from those tariffs for now.
Due to the nature of current trade tensions between Europe and the United States and the fact that the exemption is in place for components delivered to the Mobile facility, it is likely that a vast majority of the planes for this order will be built in Alabama, if not all of them...