Airbus begins U.S. production of A220 aircraft

Airbus begins U.S. production of A220 aircraft

Airbus has today officially begun manufacturing the A220 in the U.S. The first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabamabased production facility following their recent return from on-the-job training in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, where the A220 programme and primary final assembly line are located. “The expansion […]

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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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The A220 Pioneers have reported to Mirabel for their on-the-job training.

First production employees for A220 Assembly Line in Mobile start training in Mirabel

The first group of production employees for Airbus’ U.S.-based A220 production line in Mobile, Alabama—called Pioneers—reported for their on-the-job-training in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada this week. Over the next three months, the structure assemblers, electricians, flightline team members, and quality inspectors will work alongside their counterparts in Canada to become familiar […]

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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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A New Transatlantic Link for Airbus’ Assembly Network

A New Transatlantic Link for Airbus’ Assembly Network

The Mobile Express ocean-going ship carries A320 Family aircraft components from Europe to the U.S. final assembly line Airbus has inaugurated Europe-U.S. transportation services with the Mobile Express, a new ship that carries major A320 Family jetliner subassemblies from the company’s European production network to the final assembly line in […]

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