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

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

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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