On April 19, the A321 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama, at 1:32 p.m. CDT, performed its test sequences, and landed safely at approximately 5:10 p.m. CDT.
The aircraft was flown by Test Pilots Mark McCullins and Bruce Macdonald. They were accompanied on the flight by Flight Test Engineer Nick Picconi, and Ground Test Engineer/Cabin Specialists Alexander Gentzsch and Mike Johns.
The flight lasted approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes during which tests were performed on systems, engines and structure performance.
Following the flight, the aircraft will go through a few more weeks in final production before being delivered to American Airlines.