Airbus has this week celebrated the delivery of it’s first aircraft from the new A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse.
The first aircraft delivery went to Pegasus Airlines, which was an A321neo aircraft.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Toulouse: Airbus Delivers First Aircraft From New A320 Family FAL…
In a statement, the European planemaker said the following on this milestone at the new A320 Family FAL in Toulouse:
“The delivery of the aircraft to Pegasus Airlines marks the start of the ramp-up of the new Toulouse FAL, which together with the other A320 Family FALs in Hamburg (Germany), Mobile (USA) and Tianjin (China), will contribute to Airbus’ objective of producing 75 A320 Family aircraft per month in 2026.”
“The A321neo, which will be operated by Pegasus Airlines, the leading low-cost carrier (LCC) in Türkiye, is the first delivery from Airbus’ latest state-of-the-art production facility.”
“Located in the former A380 “Jean-Luc Lagardère” building, the assembly line reflects Airbus’ commitment to modernise and meet the growing global demand for the A321neo, which now accounts for nearly 65% of Airbus’ A320 Family order backlog.”
It remains clear that for Airbus in Toulouse, efforts towards addressing the over 7,000 aircraft in the backlog are continuing at some pace.
Looking ahead, all eyes will be on how this will help increase deliveries of aircraft, as well as whether there is scope to expand this further.
But for now, this is a significant way for the European planemaker to end their 2023, and all eyes will be on how 2024 goes for them.
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