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Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 8:34 pm
by mfranjic
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From the previous threads…


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The first . aircraft built in the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility, AL, USA, JetBlue Airways´ Airbus A321-231SL - MSN 6512, reg. N965JT (test reg. F-WZMA), with the cabin configuration Y190, powered by twin . V2533-A5 twin-shaft turbofans (fan diameter 1.613 mm / 63,5 in, eng. architecture: F+4LPC-10HPC ^ 2HPT-5LPT), each 140,56 kN / 14.333 kgf / 31.600 lbf, flying on the route BFM - LCQ, was delivered to the customer on 25. Apr 2016.


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Photo: The first U.S.-built Airbus A321-231 - MSN 6512 departed from MOB and flew over the city
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http://www.airlinersphotostream.com/category/jetblue-airways/



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The first American Airlines´ aircraft . Airbus A321-231SL - MSN 6621, reg. N162AA (test reg. F-WZMB) built in the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility, AL, USA, with the cabin configuration C16 W33 Y132 and powered by two . V2533-A5 twin-shaft turbofans (fan diameter 1.613 mm / 63,5 in, eng. architecture: F+4LPC-10HPC ^ 2HPT-5LPT), each 140,56 kN / 14.333 kgf / 31.600 lbf, flying on the route BFM-DFW, was delivered to the customer today, on 17. May 2016.

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American Airlines already has 181 Airbus A321 aircraft in its fleet; 43 of them (former US Airways´) are of type Airbus A321-211, powered by two . CFM56-5B3/3 twin-shaft turbofans (fan diameter: 1.735 mm / 68,3 in, eng. architecture: F+4LPC-9HPC ^ 1HPT-4LPT), each 142,34 kN / 14.515 kgf / 32.000 lbf and the remaining 138 aircraft are of type Airbus A321-231

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American Airlines´ second aircraft assembled in the Airbus Mobile factory, Airbus A321-231SL - MSN 6866
reg. N163AA (test reg. F-WZMC) with the cabin configuration C16 W33 Y132 and powered by two
. V2533-A5 twin-shaft turbofans (fan diameter 1.613 mm / 63,5 in, eng. architecture: F+4LPC-10HPC ^ 2HPT-5LPT), each 140,56 kN / 14.333 kgf / 31.600 lbf, flying on the route BFM-DFW, was delivered to the customer yesterday, on 27. May 2016.
This one, reg. N163AA, was the 184th Airbus A321 aircraft delivered to the American Airlines…


http://imgup.io/images/2016/05/28/f78ebbd728d78152723c449831de2718.jpg.
American Airlines Airbus A321-231SL, reg. N142AN


The first aircraft of the Airbus A320neo family, and that should be produced in the Airbus Mobile factory is A320-271N - MSN 7301 (test reg. F-WZMP), powered by two . PW1127G-JM geared turbofans (fan diameter: 2057,4 mm / 81,0 in; eng. architecture: F]G[3LPC-8HPC ^ 2HPT-3LPT), each 120,43 kN / 12.280 kgf / 27.075 lbf, that for the Spirit Airlines.


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Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility – delivery list


Nice regards

mfranjic

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 9:01 pm
by mwhcvt
Great idea for a thread as I'm fascinated by the developments of Airbus at Mobile I think it's a great move by the company and I can see before long production being increased there by 2020 I firmly believe it will be a 8-10 / month FAL

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 12:15 am
by stranger706
The next 5 or 6 in line are American.

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 1:12 am
by lightsaber
Thanks for starting this thread. I'm pleasantly surprised at 3 already delivered.

Quoting mfranjic (Thread starter):
The first aircraft of the Airbus A320neo family, and that should be produced in the Airbus Mobile factory is A320-271N - MSN 7301 (

Now that is interesting! MSN 7301 implies late into 2017?

I didn't realize A320NEOs were allocated yet to Mobile.

Lightsaber

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 1:17 am
by CXfirst
Any particular reason why the test registrations for these aircraft are French? Does Mobile see test pilots that come from the Toulouse base and therefore are French licensed?

-CXfirst

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 1:40 am
by mwhcvt
Quoting CXfirst (Reply 4):

Something about being built under a European certificate requires it to be euro registered under testing

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 5:36 am
by starbucks
Quoting lightsaber (Reply 3):
I didn't realize A320NEOs were allocated yet to Mobile.

That's because there aren't yet.

MSN7301 is now a A321 for AA, earlier reports last year (around the BFM official opening in September) said that it would be a neo for NK indeed, but that changed later.

First into a normal A321ceo for NK and now apparently for AA.

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 11:10 am
by mfranjic
Quoting mwhcvt (Reply 1):
Great idea for a thread as I'm fascinated by the developments of Airbus at Mobile

Thank You, mwhcvt!
I thought it would be more appropriate to gather them in one place than to have them scattered in various threads...

Quoting stranger706 (Reply 2):
The next 5 or 6 in line are American.

I would like that we reach the end of this list as soon as possible and see all these aircraft delivered. If any data in this list is not quite accurate, we will correct it before the delivered aircraft enter into our database...

- MSN 6512 - A321-231SL - . JetBlue Airways (BFM, F-WZMA) - delivered 25. Apr 2016
- MSN 6621 - A321-231SL - . American Airlines (BFM, F-WZMB) - delivered 17. May 2016
- MSN 6866 - A321-231SL - . American Airlines (BFM, F-WZMC) - delivered 27. May 2016
- MSN 6909 - A321-231SL - . American Airlines (BFM, F-WZMD)
- MSN 6956 - A321-231SL - . American Airlines (BFM, F-WZME)
- MSN 6973 - A321-231SL - . American Airlines (BFM, F-WZMF)
- MSN 7013 - A321-231SL - . American Airlines (BFM, F-WZMG)
- MSN 7046 - A321-231SL - . American Airlines (BFM, F- )
- MSN 7079 - A321-231SL - . American Airlines (BFM, F- )
- MSN 7106 - A321-231SL - . Spirit Airlines (BFM, F- )
- MSN 7131 - A321-231SL - . American Airlines (BFM, F- )
- MSN 7157 - A321-231SL - . American Airlines (BFM, F- )
- MSN 7188 - A321-231SL - . American Airlines (BFM, F- )
- MSN 7246 - A321-231SL - . Spirit Airlines (BFM, F- )
- MSN 7281 - A321-211SL - . Delta Airlines (BFM, F- )
- MSN 7301 - A321-271N - . Spirit Airlines (BFM, F-WZMP)

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 3):
Thanks for starting this thread.

You are welcome, lightsaber! I am glad You find it useful.


Nice regards

Mario

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 2:32 pm
by starbucks
Quoting mfranjic (Reply 7):
- MSN 7301

See post above

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 10:22 pm
by KarelXWB
Quoting lightsaber (Reply 3):
I'm pleasantly surprised at 3 already delivered.

I was surprised by the second delivery this month, I thought the plant would stay at 1 jet per month for some time to come.

Of course, the boys and girls at AA know how to take delivery of an A321. They have done it many times before at XFW.

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 7:31 pm
by stranger706
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 9):
I was surprised by the second delivery this month, I thought the plant would stay at 1 jet per month for some time to come.

Mobile will be rate 2 for the summer. Rate 3 by end of this year and rate 4 by next summer. The facility is capable of rate 8 but that will require adding another shift. I have heard they want to be at rate 8 by 2018/19.

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 8:15 pm
by bohica
Quoting mwhcvt (Reply 5):
Something about being built under a European certificate requires it to be euro registered under testing

Looking at reply #7, each airframe has its own test registration. I know the FAA allows Boeing to use the same test registrations on several 737's at the same time as long as only one at a time is flying. Does the European certificate allow the same test registration to be used over and over again, or the same test registration on multiple airframes?

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 8:51 pm
by mjoelnir
Quoting bohica (Reply 11):
Looking at reply #7, each airframe has its own test registration. I know the FAA allows Boeing to use the same test registrations on several 737's at the same time as long as only one at a time is flying. Does the European certificate allow the same test registration to be used over and over again, or the same test registration on multiple airframes?

The test registration is reused, but not used on two frames at the same time.

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 1:19 am
by bohica
Quoting mjoelnir (Reply 12):
The test registration is reused, but not used on two frames at the same time.

Thanks.  

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:50 am
by KarelXWB
Quoting stranger706 (Reply 10):
Mobile will be rate 2 for the summer. Rate 3 by end of this year and rate 4 by next summer. The facility is capable of rate 8 but that will require adding another shift. I have heard they want to be at rate 8 by 2018/19.

Then the plant is ahead of schedule as rate 4 was not supposed to be reached before the end of next year.

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:50 am
by mjoelnir
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 14):
Mobile will be rate 2 for the summer. Rate 3 by end of this year and rate 4 by next summer. The facility is capable of rate 8 but that will require adding another shift. I have heard they want to be at rate 8 by 2018/19.

Then the plant is ahead of schedule as rate 4 was not supposed to be reached before the end of next year.

I think when that plan was made, the decision to go to 60 frames a month was not yet made. It is quite logical to ramp faster. After the rate 60 decision, the whole system including suppliers will have started to ramp up.

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 4:48 pm
by r2rho
Quoting CXfirst (Reply 4):
Any particular reason why the test registrations for these aircraft are French? Does Mobile see test pilots that come from the Toulouse base and therefore are French licensed?

As long as the aircraft are in the production phase, they are under POA (production organization approval) - a delegation of authority by the certification authorities towards Airbus. The POA for Airbus FAL is issued by EASA. I assume that, as it is a "copy" of the XFW FAL, the BFM FAL has been certified in the same manner. And I assume that for that reason, European registration must be used. Why F and not D, I have no idea.
To have a US registration, Airbus would have to recertify the FAL under FAA and apply for a POA, which would be a high cost for no real gain.

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:36 pm
by mfranjic
And while the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility, AL, USA prepares to ramp up the production ...

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... American Airlines´ 3rd aircraft that should be delivered from the Airbus Mobile assembly site, Airbus A321-231SL - MSN 6909, reg. N164NN (test reg. F-WZMD), powered by two . V2533-A5 engines, has completed two test flights so far…


Mario

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:42 pm
by pugman211
I don't know how many a/c are at mobile, but the next one to go is MSN 7246.

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:20 am
by lightsaber
Quoting mfranjic (Reply 7):
I would like that we reach the end of this list as soon as possible and see all these aircraft delivered. If any data in this list is not quite accurate, we will correct it before the delivered aircraft enter into our database...

NooooOOOOOO! You have a CFM in that list.   

I knew the IAE/Pratt love fest was too good to last, but I was enjoying it.

So MSN7821 ends the streak...   

As DL remained loyal to CFM. Not a bad business decision on their part, just not what I was rooting for.  
Quoting mfranjic (Reply 7):
MSN 7301 - A321-271N - . Spirit Airlines (BFM, F-WZMP)

I thought this was an A320-271N. Is this a typo?

Just to be clear, An A320, not an A321. I do not expect any A321NEOs until 4+ months after certification.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 14):
Then the plant is ahead of schedule as rate 4 was not supposed to be reached before the end of next year.

I'm surprised that the rate is ahead of schedule at Mobile, but I'm not surprised Airbus is trying to accelerate production.


Lightsaber

RE: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:28 am
by starbucks
Quoting lightsaber (Reply 19):

I thought this was an A320-271N. Is this a typo?

See reply #6

Quoting starbucks (Reply 6):
That's because there aren't yet.

MSN7301 is now a A321 for AA, earlier reports last year (around the BFM official opening in September) said that it would be a neo for NK indeed, but that changed later.

First into a normal A321ceo for NK and now apparently for AA.

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:31 am
by stranger706
4th A321 delivered from Mobile FAL.

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Press release on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/MobileFALGM/

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:57 am
by KarelXWB
4th A321 delivered from Mobile FAL.


That was the 5th A321 delivery from Mobile (1x B6, 4x AA).

Plant now delivers two jets pet month it seems.

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:55 pm
by mjoelnir
KarelXWB wrote:
4th A321 delivered from Mobile FAL.


That was the 5th A321 delivery from Mobile (1x B6, 4x AA).

Plant now delivers two jets pet month it seems.



# 4 for American Airlines, # 5 overall, The first went to JetBlue

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:17 am
by KarelXWB
Next delivery:

Airbus A321 -231 6973 N166NN American Airlines delivery 29jul16 BFM-DFW ex F-WZMF

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:14 am
by KarelXWB
MSN 7013 (N167AN) has been delivered.

See https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n167an

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:45 pm
by KarelXWB
MSN 7046 / F-WZMH made its first flight yesterday.

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:10 am
by KarelXWB
MSN 7106, the 10th A321 assembled at Mobile, emerged from paint.

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https://www.facebook.com/AirbusInTheUS

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:26 pm
by EPA001
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 7106, the 10th A321 assembled at Mobile, emerged from paint.


That livery is remarkable, and I think it looks quite good. :)

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:54 pm
by Sooner787
EPA001 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 7106, the 10th A321 assembled at Mobile, emerged from paint.


That livery is remarkable, and I think it looks quite good. :)



It's truth in advertising, Spirit is a school bus with wings, nothing more, nothing less :)

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:14 pm
by petera380
Sooner787 wrote:
EPA001 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 7106, the 10th A321 assembled at Mobile, emerged from paint.


That livery is remarkable, and I think it looks quite good. :)



It's truth in advertising, Spirit is a school bus with wings, nothing more, nothing less :)



It says "Howdy" in the inside of the sharklets!

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:18 am
by lightsaber
I'm happy to see the excellent pace of production. I now am waiting for the schedule to 8 per month.

Even if a bunch will be CFM. ;)

Sooner787 wrote:
EPA001 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 7106, the 10th A321 assembled at Mobile, emerged from paint.


That livery is remarkable, and I think it looks quite good. :)



It's truth in advertising, Spirit is a school bus with wings, nothing more, nothing less :)

Rotfl. That is truth in advertising and might alert customers to the expected experience... ;).

I like seeing something besides Euro white.

Lightsaber

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:55 am
by KarelXWB
Next delivery:

Airbus A321 -231 7046 N986AN American Airlines delivery 26aug16 BFM-DFW ex F-WZMH

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:40 pm
by KarelXWB
Next delivery: MSN 7079 / N987AM.

This was the 9th delivery from Mobile.

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https://www.facebook.com/MobileFALGM/po ... 5927435687

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:58 am
by KarelXWB
Last week Spirit received its first A321 aircraft from Mobile.

It was also the 10th delivery from Mobile.

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See https://www.facebook.com/AirbusInTheUS/photos for more photos.

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:01 pm
by KarelXWB
And there goes another one:

Airbus A321 -231 7131 N991AU American Airlines delivery 30sep16 BFM-DFW ex F-WZMK

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:31 pm
by B6JFKH81
Any sign of other B6 aircraft rolling off that line in the near future? Looks like after N965JT, all the other deliveries came from Hamburg. Ironically, I am in SAL right now working on N965JT with some mods.

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:43 pm
by KarelXWB
MSN 7157 delivered:

Airbus A321 -231 7157 N992AU American Airlines delivery 20oct16 BFM-DFW ex F-WZML

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:11 pm
by keesje
Will Airbus do only A321 on the line? Must have some logistic advantages..

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Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:12 pm
by Dutchy
keesje wrote:
Will Airbus do only A321 on the line. Must have some logistic advantages..


Interesting, makes sense. How many A32X are being produced a month at the Mobile line?

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:13 pm
by KarelXWB
Current rate is 2 jets per month.

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:13 pm
by Channex757
keesje wrote:
Will Airbus do only A321 on the line. Must have some logistic advantages..

From what I recall reading, Mobile is to do the A320 and A321 as well as transitioning to the NEO in the medium term

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:42 pm
by KarelXWB
MSN 7281, Delta's first BFM built A321, emerged from paint.

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https://twitter.com/AirbusInTheUS/statu ... 6932700160

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:19 pm
by lightsaber
keesje wrote:
Will Airbus do only A321 on the line? Must have some logistic advantages..

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I'm going to 2nd this question. The A320-271 that I knew about was moved to Europe. Are Pratt's issues forcing all A321CEO production for now?

Could Mobile just transition to the A321NEO? Production isn't that far away...

Lightsaber

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:06 pm
by mwhcvt
iirc from what I have read of the first 50 frames off the line will all except 1 frame be A321 thus 98% A321 2% A320 I'm not sure such a ratio will continue long term

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:07 pm
by mjoelnir
mwhcvt wrote:
iirc from what I have read of the first 50 frames off the line will all except 1 frame be A321 thus 98% A321 2% A320 I'm not sure such a ratio will continue long term


It is not that unlikely to see this ratio continuing. Mobile is only the second facility doing A321 besides XFW. There is increased A321 production, we have seen month this year were A321 deliveries have been surpassing A320 deliveries. XFW seems to do a mainly A321 as it is, beside some A320neo and only very few A320ceo..

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:27 pm
by KarelXWB
lightsaber wrote:
Could Mobile just transition to the A321NEO? Production isn't that far away...

Lightsaber


If I recall correctly Mobile is scheduled to transfer to NEO in 2018/19.

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:50 pm
by rbrunner
KarelXWB wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
Could Mobile just transition to the A321NEO? Production isn't that far away...

Lightsaber


If I recall correctly Mobile is scheduled to transfer to NEO in 2018/19.

That's what I remember as well.

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:31 pm
by mjoelnir
KarelXWB wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
Could Mobile just transition to the A321NEO? Production isn't that far away...

Lightsaber


If I recall correctly Mobile is scheduled to transfer to NEO in 2018/19.


So transfer from A321ceo only to A321neo only is possible.

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:41 am
by KarelXWB
MSN 7188 delivered:

Airbus A321 -231 7188 N993AN American Airlines delivery 03nov16 BFM-DFW ex F-WZMM