Picture: the first American Airbus


Nothing unusual at first sight on this image...

But this is actually quite a remarkable aircraft, because this A321 is the first Airbus airliner made in the USA, delivered today to JetBlue.

While Airbus continues to be an eminently European manufacturer, its production plants in Tianjin, China, and now in Mobile, Alabama, make it incresingly a true global player, just like the industry it serves...

The Mobile plant will soon be rolling out about 4 aircraft of the A320 family per month.

By the way, if you wish to see more of how Airbus makes aircraft, check out our series from Airbus' Toulouse assembly line:

"A tour of the A380 factory"

"Visiting the home of the Beluga"

"Visiting Airbus with Thai Airways"