We’ve made history! The first U.S.-built Airbus A321 recently took to the skies for its first flight, a tribute to the city of Mobile and the workers who built it, and the fulfillment of years of dreams.
The first A321 built in the States rolled out of Airbus’s Mobile, Alabama, manufacturing facility early in March, and now it’s ready for its first test flight.
After breaking ground in 2012, the first Airbus Jetliner built in the US is soon to take wing over Alabama.
Fox10 recently reported on the A321’s planned first flight, where it will be tested in ways that would not happen during a normal flight.
Airbus Americas has joined the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation as a premium industrial member, aligning the mutual goals of both Airbus and the association for composite manufacturing.
Engineer Valerie Castrillon knows the meaning of perseverance–in three languages. Born and raised in Lima, Peru Valerie had no idea that a career in aerospace engineering was in her future. After moving to the U.S., and becoming president of her school’s Phi Betta Kappa chapter, she happened to meet astronaut […]
If you grew up in Long Beach, Mississippi and never ventured outside the state until the age of 20, it would be easy to be intimidated to take the of Tool Room Attendant at the FAL. After all, you’re constantly working to keep track of $5,000 tools, and to ensure they […]
Chalk it up to the fact that she grew up near an airport, or maybe it was the decade she spent in the aviation travel industry, but Megan Large loves to travel. A Ground Handling Specialist, Megan, can run down a list of far-flung places that top her list. But the […]
After more than two decades working on older aircraft at an MRO facility (maintenance, rework, overhaul), Dan Clipper said he’s glad to be working on clean, brand new airplanes. “It makes me happier. I like this position—a new environment, working on new aircraft. Seeing them fly and deliver. It’s better,” Dan said. […]
Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s flagship airline, has firmed-up a commitment for the purchase of 20 additional A321neo aircraft. The airline already has 72 A321neo on order and is now again renewing its confidence in the A321neo as the aircraft of choice to boost its expansion.