Airbus has broken ground on its A220 manufacturing
facility in Mobile, Alabama.
assembly line, which is the company’s second U.S.-based commercial
aircraft production facility, will be located at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, adjacent to the A320 Family production line
and will facilitate assembly of A220-100 and A220-300 aircraft for
Aircraft production is planned to begin in the
third quarter of 2019 with first delivery of a Mobile-assembled
A220 aircraft scheduled for 2020. The new A220 production
facilities will be complete by next year.
The A220 (formerly the Bombardier C Series) is purpose-built for the
100-150 seat market. Powered by
Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan
engines the aircraft has a range of up to 3,200 nm (5,920 km).