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First Alabama-made Airbus aircraft shows off JetBlue colors

MOBILE, Alabama — The first Alabama-made Airbus A321 is sporting JetBlue colors.

Airbus said today that painting of its maiden U.S.-built passenger jet has been completed in its paintshop at the company’s new, $600 million facility at Mobile Aeroplex. The aircraft emerged wearing JetBlue livery.

“This latest milestone shows that the first aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility is progressing well on its route to first flight and delivery in spring 2016,” Airbus said in a release.

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