JetBlue Airways received delivery of the first Airbus A321 BluesMobile airplane. The delivery of the first aircraft for the US company was done in Airbus’ A320 family manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. At the ceremony were the CEO of JetBlue and operating officer of Airbus, underlining the successful partnership between the two companies. JetBlue Airways not yet determined the exact date of commencing the airplane, but confirmed that the new Airbus A321 BluesMobile will be deployed across its entire network, serving the routes between New York and Florida, but also will be deployed to the Caribbean destinations and even to Cuba.
“Thirty years ago, Airbus made a commitment to not just be a customer of the US aerospace industry but also to be a supplier”, said the chief operating officer of Airbus, John Leahy. “There is no better place to build airplanes in the United States than Mobile, Alabama”, added he.
The JetBlue’s airplane Airbus A321 BluesMobile is registered under N965JT. The airplane has 190 seats and will be equipped with modern technologies at HAECO’s facilities. The airplane will have wi-fi connection, modern entertainment equipment for the passengers and high comfort of travel. The airliner BluesMobile is JetBlue’s 29th airplane Airbus A321 and its 219th aircraft.
Airbus A321 BluesMobile is the firtst airplane produced at the US factory of Airbus A320’s family in Mobile, Alabama. Airbus, which now employs about 350 people at the final assembly line, plans to produce four or five A320 Family jets at the Alabama plant. The facility will eventually support 1,000 jobs.