March 18, 2016 - The first Airbus aircraft
produced by the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing
Facility in Mobile, Alabama, is scheduled to fly
for the first time next week as part of its
production testing program.
Barring any weather or other pre-flight test
factors, the A321 destined for Jetblue will
take-off for the first time on March 21 at 9:15
A test flight is a normal step in aircraft
production and takes place prior to the delivery
of the aircraft to the customer. Following the
flight, the aircraft will go through a few more
weeks of final delivery preparations. Airbus
cautions that with any test flight, weather or
other external factors could affect the decision
to fly, right up to take-off.