News About Airbus

Coronavirus Won’t End The Mobile FAL

Coronavirus Won’t End The Mobile FAL

While Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury acknowledges that the coronavirus pandemic is the “gravest crisis” for the aerospace industry and that Airbus will have to “right-size” business operations in general, we are proud to say that we have no intention of closing Mobile – it has been and remains a strategic part […]

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How Airbus Aircraft Parts Arrive in Mobile

How Airbus Aircraft Parts Arrive in Mobile

You might not think of them as “aircraft carriers”, but that’s what the Airbus ships do as they carry aircraft parts around the world, including to the Mobile Final Assembly line here in Mobile. SimpleFlying.com reports: The Mobile Express crosses the Atlantic Ocean once per month, carrying major A320 Family […]

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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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