Airbus inaugurated the A220 assembly line in Mobile, Alabama
To meet the demand for A220 aircraft from the US Airbus has inaugurated a new assembly line at its plant in Mobile, Alabama.
On 16 January 2019, Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, and Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, inaugurated the new assembly line in the presence of over 700 people, including Airbus employees and officials from the United States and France.
The A220 assembly line from Mobile
The new assembly line will be located at Mobile Aeroplex in Brookley, adjacent to the A320 family production line. It will facilitate the assembly of A220-100 and A220-300 aircraft for US customers.
The A220 complements the Airbus offer on the 100-150 seats segment. At the same time, it is a fuel efficient model and offers increased comfort to passengers.
The A220 combines state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and new Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines. The Airbus A220 aircraft has a range of up to 5920 km.
So far, the A220 model has registered orders for 500 aircraft, and the statistics are optimistic. Over the next 20 years, Airbus estimates a market of approximately 7000 of aircraft on the 100-150 segment of seats.