March 18, 2016 / 5:28 PM / 2 years ago

Airbus sets maiden flight of its first jetliner built in U.S.

An Airbus A321 is being assembled in the final assembly line hangar at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama September 13, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Airbus (AIR.PA) said on Friday it had scheduled the maiden flight of its first U.S.-built jetliner, an A321 that is due to take off on Monday from a factory in Mobile, Alabama.

The initial flight schedule is subject to weather or aircraft issues that could cause a delay, Airbus said.

Airbus broke ground on the assembly plant in Mobile in 2012. After completing testing, the plane is due to be delivered to JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) in a few weeks, Airbus said.

Reporting by Alwyn Scott; Editing by Chris Reese

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