La construcción del principal hangar de la línea de flujo del A220 y demás edificios auxiliares para el montaje del nuevo avión se inició en el complejo Aeroplex de Brookley, en Mobile, a principios de este año. Airbus producirá las primeras unidades del modelo utilizando los recursos actuales de la familia A320 y nuevos hangares de asistencia. La entrega del primer A220 fabricado en Estados Unidos –un A220-300 destinado a Delta Air Lines– está prevista para el tercer trimestre de 2020. Para mediados de la próxima década, la instalación producirá entre 40 y 50 A220s al año.

Jeff Knitte, Chairman & CEO de Airbus Americas, manifestó: “La ampliación de nuestra producción de aviones comerciales en Mobile a una segunda línea de producción –respaldada por 400 puestos de trabajo adicionales– refuerza más si cabe la posición de Airbus como auténtico fabricante mundial de aviones, y consolida sin género de dudas a la empresa aeronáutica como parte importante del tejido industrial americano”

El A220 es el único avión construido expresamente para el mercado de 100-150 plazas, con una eficiencia inigualable en consumo y el confort de una cabina ancha en un aparato de pasillo único. Además, combina una aerodinámica de vanguardia, materiales avanzados y motores turbofán engranados Pratt & Whitney PW1500G de última generación para ofrecer un consumo de combustible por plaza inferior en un 20% como mínimo al de aviones de generaciones anteriores.

El A220 ofrece las prestaciones de aviones de pasillo único más grandes. Con una cartera de pedidos de 551 aviones a finales de junio de 2019, el A220 reúne todo lo necesario para acaparar la mayor parte del mercado de aviones de 100 a 150 plazas, que se estima en 7.000 unidades a lo largo de los próximos 20 años. Airbus mantiene desde hace ya tiempo unos lazos muy fuertes con los Estados Unidos, y los aviones Airbus operan con las mayores compañías aéreas del país.

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