February 27, 2024

Delta celebrates production of its 100th Airbus A321 in the US and the jobs it creates

Airbus A321neo – Image: Airbus / Delta

Delta Air Lines, one of the world’s largest airlines, its state-of-the-art fleet and its commitment to the jobs of the American people celebrated its 100th flight this week in Mobile, Alabama. Airbus in America.

According to the company, Airbus opened its first production facility in the U.S. in 2015, with just 400 employees, and Delta delivered its first plane in Mobile in 2016. Now, according to Delta, the mobile facility employs 1,600 people thanks to its strong partnership with Airbus.

While the production of its 100th A321 in Mobile is a significant celebration, the company recalls that it delivered its 100th aircraft manufactured at the facility last fall, as the A321 is not the only one manufactured there.

“I am grateful for the ongoing partnership between Delta and Airbus, which continues to support high-paying jobs that help families live their American Dream, strengthen local communities and strengthen regional economies.”said US Senator Katie Britt. “This historic achievement is only possible because of the hard work, dedication and talent of Airbus employees across Alabama.”

Delta Air Lines Vice President of Fleet Kristen Bojko said: “Delta’s 100th US-built A321 aircraft is a significant milestone that reinforces our commitment to fly more fuel-efficient aircraft while investing in quality jobs in America.”

“Delta has been truly instrumental in Airbus’ growth story in mobile and American manufacturing.”President and CEO of Airbus Americas C. Jeffrey Knittel said. “Delta recognizes our commitment to providing our customers with modern, efficient services and passenger-friendly aircraft. It’s even more special when we deliver your flight here in the United States.”

In addition to the Airbus jets, Delta recently announced an order from Boeing for 100 737 MAX-10 aircraft, which will be assembled in Renton, Washington.