Airbus Delivers First A320 Produced in America

Airbus Delivers First A320 Produced in America

Aircraft Joins the Spirit Airlines Fleet Previous Deliveries of 36 Aircraft to Four Customers Were A321 Model The first delivery of an A320 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility has taken place in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The aircraft, delivered to Spirit Airlines, is the 37th overall delivery from the U.S. facility […]

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Behind the Scenes: Airbus A321 Test Flight

Behind the Scenes: Airbus A321 Test Flight

Want to know what it is like to go on the test flight of a brand new A321? Click play for a quick behind-the-scenes look at a test flight: sit in on a pre-flight briefing, come aboard and fly with our pilots and crew as we put the aircraft through […]

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First U.S.-built A320 Takes Flight

First U.S.-built A320 Takes Flight

The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley on August 15. The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines […]

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How Airbus Comes Together In Mobile

How Airbus Comes Together In Mobile

AL.com has published a step-by-step slide show about how Airbus produces A320 Family airplanes in Mobile, Ala., complete with videos. Take a look at http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/08/taking_flight_how_an_airbus_je.html.

How a P-51 Mustang Got Wes Alberts Into Flying

How a P-51 Mustang Got Wes Alberts Into Flying

Wes Alberts, in Flight Test Operations, remembers the first time aviation made a big impression on him. It was at an air show in middle Tennessee, where it just so happened The U.S. Navy Blue Angels were performing. “My grandfather took us. He was a loadmaster and a crew chief […]

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Two Special Milestones in July

Two Special Milestones in July

Two special milestones were reached in July at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile. With the delivery of MSN7690 to Spirit Airlines on July 28, we have delivered a total of 18 aircraft in 2017 thus far. That’s one more than delivered in all of 2016. On July 29, […]

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Airbus Engineers Strengthen Local Aerospace Industry

Airbus Engineers Strengthen Local Aerospace Industry

Did you know that Airbus is committed to more than building planes in Alabama? We’re also committed to building a stronger aerospace industry and educated workforce in our region. Made In Alabama reports: In addition to supporting Airbus’ global operations and regularly interacting with colleagues in France and Germany, the […]

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Delta Pilot’s Career Brings Him Back to Brookley

Delta Pilot’s Career Brings Him Back to Brookley

The delivery of the fourth Mobile-made A321 to Delta Airlines was a special occasion for Mobile-born pilot, Jared Hodge. It brought him full circle from his first flight, at Brookley Field, in a single-engine prop. Click here to read more at wkrg.com.