With the delivery of its first U.S.-built commercial jet, Airbus marked a historic milestone in the evolution of the aircraft manufacturer into an even more global company. The first A321 built on the new final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, was fittingly handed over to JetBlue Airways on April 25 by John Leahy, the U.S.-born sales mastermind who has contributed so much to building Airbus into the power it is today. But the American-football-themed party in Mobile is only part of ...


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