On May 17, 2016, American Airlines took delivery of their first aircraft
assembled at the U.S. Airbus facility in Mobile, Alabama. The jet was
delivered to American Airlines in front of executives from the manufacturer
and the airline, as well as more than 350 employees to commemorate
this historic occasion. This model, bearing registration N162AA and ship
number 894, represents this aircraft.
The aircraft first flew April 19, 2016 on a test flight that lasted nearly four
hours. Tests were performed on the plane’s systems, engines and structure
during the initial test flight.
With the addition of the Aeroplex facility, Airbus aircraft are now being
produced around the clock, 24 hours a day, at facilities in Mobile, Alabama;
Hamburg, Germany; Toulouse, France and Tianjin, China.
American Airlines operates the largest Airbus fleet, with over 380 aircraft.