Airbus A321 Test Flight Today

The first Airbus A321 assembled in Mobile, AL is ready for its first test flight on Monday.

The first Airbus A-321 aircraft assembled in Mobile will make its first test flight Monday morning.

The flight is scheduled to take off from Brookley Field in downtown Mobile at 9:15.

A six man crew will check the control and the performance of the aircraft during the three-hour test.

The test flight is nearly a decade in the making– you may remember back in 2008 when Airbus and Mobile lost out to Boeing on a $40 billion Air Force tanker contract.  Fortunately for Mobile, the company didn’t give up on building planes on U.S. soil and announced plans in 2012 to assemble commercial planes in the Port City.

The company broke ground on their first North American assembly plant in Mobile in April 2013.

The aircraft being tested this morning will be delivered to Jet Blue.

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