I Am Airbus: Employees Tell Their Stories

  • Wendell Powell’s Journey Began With a Broken Space Heater

    Wendell Powell’s Journey Began With a Broken Space Heater

    Since the day his Mother's space heater quit working, Wendell Powell has loved to tinker with things. It set him on a path to being a highly trained Flight Line Mechanic with two degrees and a job with Team Mobile.

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  • A Morning Run Changed Brandon Cash’s Life Forever

    A Morning Run Changed Brandon Cash’s Life Forever

    On July 2, 2012, everything changed for Bandon Cash and his family. In the kind of magical moment many of us dream of, Brandon and his wife, Jessica, made a fateful decision. They committed to a five-year plan to move to the Alabama Gulf Coast. But that's just the beginning.

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  • Tom Reed Understands Customers, Because He Used To Be One

    Tom Reed Understands Customers, Because He Used To Be One

    Tom Reed knows a lot about how customers size things up, because he used to be one when he served in the Coast Guard. But to tell that story, we have to first go back in time and discover how the Reed’s of Rome Georgia came to be an aviation family.

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  • 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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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!”

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