Allegiant Air has taken delivery of its first US-produced A320 aircraft from the Airbus US Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, the company said.
On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus and Allegiant Air, a team of Allegiant employees, and representatives of the more than 380 Airbus employees at the production facility.
The Airbus Manufacturing Facility in Mobile is delivering A320 Family aircraft at a rate of four per month — with the Allegiant delivery marking the facility´s 69th aircraft delivered since operations began in 2015.
The entire operation requires a team of dedicated employees of which more than 80 percent of are from the Gulf Coast region with nearly one third being US Military Veterans. In addition to supporting hundreds of local jobs, the Mobile area has seen many Airbus suppliers open new facilities in the region, providing even more employment and a parallel boost to the local economy.