Aerospace and defence company Airbus has unveiled the A220 commercial aircraft final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama, US.

The 270,000ft² facility features five primary assembly stations and can produce both the A220-100 and A220-300 versions.

It is where key airframe component assemblies are combined to form a completed aircraft.

Low-cost carrier JetBlue will be the second airline customer to take delivery of the US-built A220s.

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Airbus’ production team have received the first component assemblies of JetBlue’s A220. It will be delivered this year.

Airbus A220 US president and A220 Program Mobile head Paul Gaskell said: “The team is excited to start working in their new facility and to welcome a new customer.

“It’s a strong endorsement from JetBlue in this challenging time.”

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In October 2017, Airbus announced plans to add A220 manufacturing at Mobile.

In August 2019, the manufacturer started production of the A220 aircraft in an existing FAL hangar for US-made A320 family aircraft.

It also used the support hangars for A220 production.

Gaskell added: “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile – from the A320 family to the A220 further solidifies Airbus’ standing as a truly global aircraft manufacturer and confirms that Airbus remains an important part of the American manufacturing landscape.”

For Airbus, Mobile is the second assembly site for the single-aisle A220 commercial aircraft.

The company operates an A220 primary production facility in Mirabel, Canada. The facility also offers engineering expertise and support functions.