MIAMI — The second Airbus A321 built in the United States has emerged from the Mobile Final Assembly Line (FAL). The aircraft (N894AN / MSN 6621) is the first of eight A321s currently in production for American Airlines at the site, and is on track for delivery at the third quarter of this year.
The Mobile Final Assembly Line is dedicated to the production of Airbus narrowbodies for customers in North America. Airbus expects to increase the production rate to 52 aircraft per month by 2018, and to 60 aircraft before 2020, supported by its final production lines in Germany, France, China, and the Alabama assembly line in the United States.
Last September, during a tour given to the press at the opening of the Final Assembly Line in Alabama, this second aircraft was placed at Station 41, where the forward and aft sections of the fuselage are joined, and is where internal elements such as monuments the galleys are also installed.
The painting of all Airbus aircraft built in the Mobile FAL are going to be achieved by MAAS Aviation. The firm is responsible for painting aircraft within the Airbus manufacturing facility campus.