News About Airbus

Airbus Maveric: Passenger Jet Meets B-2 Bomber

Airbus Maveric: Passenger Jet Meets B-2 Bomber

At the 2020 Singapore Air Show, Airbus unveiled an innovative new design for a blended wing aircraft that could significantly reduce fuel consumption. The MAVERIC (model aircraft for validation and experimentation of robust innovative controls) is a blended-wing body airplane. Wired Magazine reports: As the name suggests, the triangular Maveric blurs […]

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Airlines Want Airbus’s US-Made Jets

Airlines Want Airbus’s US-Made Jets

In the global trade wars, American airlines are deliberately seeking out planes manufactured at Airbus’s U.S. plant, in Mobile, Alabama, where they will pay no tariffs. Bloomberg reports: American Airlines Group Inc. is “doing everything we can to talk to Airbus to try to get [jets] out of Mobile … instead of Hamburg,” […]

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The Airbus A320: World’s Most Popular Airplane

The Airbus A320: World’s Most Popular Airplane

Boeing’s 737 is no longer the world’s most popular airplane. The Airbus 320 family has officially received more orders, despite its relative newcomer status to the world of aviation. Business Insider reports: Through the end of October, Boeing had recorded 15,136 orders for 737 models, including all generations of the […]

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Team Mobile Celebrates 2019 Girls in Aviation Day

Team Mobile Celebrates 2019 Girls in Aviation Day

Team Mobile helped to host and sponsor the annual Girls in Aviation Day event at the AIDT training center near our Final Assembly Line, for our third year of taking part in this inspirational event. Airbus partnered with the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) Gulf Coast Chapter 22 to create exciting […]

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Elected officials have good things to say about Airbus

Elected officials have good things to say about Airbus

Both local and federal elected officials had good things to say about Airbus recently, as reported in AL.com. Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), responded to recent criticism leveled against Delta Air Lines by pointing out that when Airbus customers buy from […]

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FlightPath9, Fast Track Create Job Path for Students

FlightPath9, Fast Track Create Job Path for Students

Airbus is partnering with local schools and other organizations to create new pathways to employment with Airbus for local high school students and others who have little or no aviation experience. AL.com reports: For high-school seniors, the first of the newly announced is a taxiway leading them directly into the second. FlightPath9 is a nine-month […]

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Airbus Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Historic Flight

Airbus Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Historic Flight

The Airbus family kicked off our 50th anniversary in style, with jets spanning our commercial line taking to the air in the skies over France, including the A220, A319neo, A330-900, A350-1000, A380, and BelugaXL. The French Air Force acrobatic team Patrouille de France joined us in celebration. Read more about the […]

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Airbus, Collins Aerospace in Foley Celebrate Success

Airbus, Collins Aerospace in Foley Celebrate Success

The Airbus Mobile Final Assembly line and the Collins Aerospace facility in Foley, one of our major suppliers, are celebrating several milestones with more to come. AL.com reports: Thursday’s celebration tied in, to some extent, with the 50th anniversary of Airbus’ founding, which the company celebrated on Wednesday. “Our relationship […]

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EDA Grant Awarded to Flight Works Alabama

EDA Grant Awarded to Flight Works Alabama

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $500,000 grant to Alabama Aviation Education Center, Inc., of Mobile, Alabama, which is located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity Zone, to support development of the new Flight Works Alabama Aviation Education Center. “President Trump […]

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