First delivery from ex-A380 assembly line

Airbus has successfully delivered its first A321neo assembled at its newest A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse.

The Pegasus Airlines jet, TC-RDK (c/n 11281), is the first to emerge from Airbus’ latest production facility located in the former A380 ‘Jean-Luc Lagardère’ building. The European airframer said the facility reflects its “commitment to modernise and meet the growing global demand for the A321neo”, which now accounts for almost 65% of its A320 Family order backlog.

Pegasus Airlines’ current fleet stands at 108 aircraft, including eight A320-200s, 46 A320neos, 41 A321neos, and 13 Boeing 737-800s. The airline also has 68 A321neos on order.

The delivery of the aircraft marks the start of the ramp-up of the new Toulouse FAL, which together with the other A320 Family FALs in Hamburg (Germany), Mobile (United States) and Tianjin (China), will contribute to Airbus’ objective of producing 75 A320 Family aircraft per month in 2026.

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