A milestone delivery was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama, today by Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation (ALC), joined by Frontier Airlines CFO Jimmy Dempsey and Airbus Americas Chairman & CEO Jeff Knittel.
ALC took delivery of its first U.S.-produced A321 aircraft, delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile. It will be leased to Denver-based Frontier Airlines and features Xavier the Mountain Goat on its vertical tail and Sharklets.
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The aircraft is the first U.S.-made A321ceo to enter Frontier’s fleet; the airline had previously taken direct delivery of six A320neos from Airbus’s Mobile production facility.
ALC is the eighth U.S.-based customer to receive aircraft from Airbus’ Alabama-based A320 Family production facility.