The 12.000th aircraft delivered was an Airbus A-220-100, assembled in Mirabel, Canada and handed over to U.S.-based Delta Air Lines.
The aircraft is the 12th A-220 delivered to date to Delta Air Lines since the carrier received its first A-220 in October 2018.
The A-220 started scheduled service with Delta in February 2019. Delta is the first U.S. airline to operate the A-220 and is the largest A-220 customer, with a firm order for 90 aircraft.
Airbus delivered its first aircraft, an A-300-B2 to Air France, back in 1974. Fast forward to 2010, Airbus handed over its 6,000th aircraft, 36 years after its first.
The pace continued to accelerate, taking Airbus just nine years to double that number, reaching 12,000th Airbus aircraft delivery on May 20, 2019.
News in Flight. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.