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South American airline JetSMART takes delivery of Alabama-built Airbus

MOBILE, Alabama — Airbus announced today that JetSMART, the South American ultra-low-cost carrier operating in Chile, Argentina and Peru, has taken delivery of its first A320neo produced at the aircraft manufacturer’s Alabama facility.

The airline is the first South American carrier to take delivery of an aircraft produced at the Mobile site.

“We proudly welcome our 26th aircraft, the Guacamayo, the first JetSMART A320neo produced at the Airbus U.S. manufacturing site in Alabama, which will operate in South America, said Estuardo Ortiz, CEO of JetSMART Airlines.

“This milestone brings us one step closer to our goal of reaching 100 aircraft by 2028 with the most fuel-efficient fleet in the region,” he added.

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