I Am Airbus: Employees Tell Their Stories

  • For Susan Drews, aviation is a family affair

    For Susan Drews, aviation is a family affair

    Susan Drews remembers a childhood visit to the USS Enterprise, and how it solidified her determination to have a career in aviation. Before long, Susan was in charge of multi-million dollar aircraft, and even made Sailor of the Day on another carrier: the USS Stennis.

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  • How A P-51 Mustang Got Wes Alberts into Flying

    How A P-51 Mustang Got Wes Alberts into Flying

    You could say that Wes Alberts’ career in aviation began at age six, when he saw a P-51 Mustang (and the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels) at an air show in his native Tennessee. Now, he's in Flight Test Operations at the FAL.

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  • The Navy prepared Ryane Dedeaux for Airbus job

    The Navy prepared Ryane Dedeaux for Airbus job

    It may be that Ryane Dedeaux wasn't intimidated by her new job in the Tool Room because at a previous job, she built bombs for a living. And saw them safely loaded onto aircraft. Five years in the Navy gave her many skills she uses every day.

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  • Brookley Field and Steven Brown go way back

    Brookley Field and Steven Brown go way back

    If you could go back in time to the 1960s, when Brookley Aeroplex was an active Air Force base, you might see Quality Assurance Lead Steven Brown as a young man, riding his bicycle around the grounds.

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Seen and Heard

  • We want to guide girls in knowing what steps to take to become a part of the aviation industry, and what will help them to advance.

  • We are so honored to be the first delivery here – thank you very much indeed!

  • When we say Airbus delivers, it really is much more than delivering one aircraft at a time. It’s delivering on a commitment; delivering on a partnership.

  • Such a milestone (as First Delivery) simply could not have been made without a lot of teamwork.

  • “I’ve got a question I want to shout out to the folks who said Mobile couldn’t get it done. ‘How do you like us now?’”

  • “With apologies to our specials guests today, I just have to break protocol and first speak to the Airbus Mobile FAL Team in the room because I just can’t start anything without saying—YOU DID IT! SHE HAS FLOWN!”

  • “Today is just the first of many aircraft to come for a variety of customers. We’re only going to grow–which means Mobile, Alabama, and the US aerospace industry are going to grow. It’s been a great ride so far—but the best is yet to come. Again, congratulations to everyone!”