Airbus has officially opened the first dedicated A220
production facility in the U.S.A.
The 270,000-sqft final assembly line (FAL) in
Mobile, Alabama, can produce both the A220-100 and A220-300.
It houses five primary assembly stations where
major airframe component assemblies come together for a completed
“The team is excited to start working in this new
facility,” said Paul Gaskell,
President of A220 USA and Head of A220 Program in Mobile. “The
expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile – from
the A320 Family to the A220 – further solidifies Airbus’ standing
as a truly global aircraft manufacturer, and confirms that Airbus
remains an important part of the American manufacturing
The company began producing A220s at Mobile in
August 2019 using space in an existing FAL hangar
for U.S.-built A320 Family aircraft, and in newly-constructed
With the start of operations in the dedicated
A220 final assembly line, Airbus’ production site in Alabama has
doubled in size.
Mobile, Alabama is the second assembly site for
the A220, which is Airbus’ latest addition to its product line of
single- aisle commercial aircraft.
The A220’s primary production
facility and program headquarters are located in Mirabel, Canada,
where dedicated functions – including engineering expertise and
support functions – also are situated.
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