2023 Author: Bryan Walter | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 22:24
The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has assembled an aircraft for the first time in the United States. According to Defense Aerospace, the A321 passenger airliner became the first Airbus aircraft assembled in the United States. Its maiden flight took place on March 21, 2016. After completion of flight tests, the "American" aircraft will be handed over to JetBlue.
The A321 test flight took place at Mobile Airport in Alabama. It lasted 3 hours and 26 minutes. In the air, test pilots checked the operation of all onboard systems of the airliner and engines. The A321 is expected to be delivered to the customer in the next few weeks. Other details about the "American" liner were not specified.
The A321 belongs to the A320 family of passenger airliners. This aircraft differs from the basic model of the family with an elongated fuselage and double-slotted flaps. Depending on the configuration, the aircraft can carry from 185 to 199 people. The liner can fly at a speed of 828 kilometers per hour for a distance of 7, 4 thousand kilometers.