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First Alabama-made Airbus A321 ‘BluesMobile’ goes to JetBlue

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MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus marked a major milestone at its new Alabama manufacturing facility today as the aviation giant delivered its first U.S.-made A321 passenger jet to customer JetBlue. The plane, which flew for first time on March 21, was nicknamed “BluesMobile.” Workers from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Mando launching $19 million Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Mando America Corp. plans to invest $19 million in its Alabama manufacturing operation and hire 32 new workers to support the expansion, officials said Tuesday night. South Korea-based Mando, one of the world’s largest auto parts suppliers, has based its North...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama firm unveils new high-performance pickups

Manufacturing

A Trussville-based specialty vehicle manufacturer has debuted the latest versions of an off-road, high-performance pickup that's a key part of its product lineup. SCA Performance is rolling out to dealers the redesigned 2016 Black Widow, which is built on both the Chevrolet Silverado and...

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Honda debuts redesigned Alabama-made Acura MDX

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Honda debuted a redesigned 2017 Acura MDX luxury sport utility at the New York International Auto Show, making it the latest in a string of new or updated models joining production lines in Alabama. The all-new MDX, which will be built at Honda’s manufacturing...

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Images: Airbus A321 completes test flight in Mobile

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama -- The maiden flight of the first Alabama-made Airbus A321 lasted for less than four hours, but the dramatic images capturing the test mission will linger as a reminder of a pivotal moment in the future of the state's aerospace sector. Monday's...

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First Alabama-made Airbus A321 makes initial test flight

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus test pilots this morning completed the maiden flight of the company’s first Alabama-made A321 passenger jet, carrying out on a three-hour mission designed to evaluate the plane’s performance and systems. The flight began shortly after 9:30 this morning from the...

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First Alabama-made Airbus aircraft shows off JetBlue colors

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MOBILE, Alabama -- The first Alabama-made Airbus A321 is sporting JetBlue colors. Airbus said today that painting of its maiden U.S.-built passenger jet has been completed in its paintshop at the company’s new, $600 million facility at Mobile Aeroplex. The aircraft emerged wearing JetBlue...

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Canadian auto supplier Kobay Enstel plans Alabama factory

Manufacturing

OXFORD, Alabama -- Canadian automotive supplier Kobay Enstel announced plans today to create at least 75 jobs over three years at a new facility in Calhoun County. The Calhoun County Economic Development Council said Kobay Enstel, which stamps metal parts for auto seats, is...

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Golden State Foods launches $63 million Alabama project

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – California-based Golden State Foods Corp. has launched construction of a $63 million state-of-the-art meat processing facility in Alabama, expanding its investment in the project announced a year ago. Company leaders joined state and local officials this morning at a groundbreaking ceremony...

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First Alabama-made Airbus moves from production to paint

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MOBILE, Alabama – The Airbus assembly facility at Mobile Aeroplex reached another milestone this week when the first Alabama-made jetliner left the production floor at the new $600 million plant and entered the paint shop. Airbus announced the development at the Alabama facility on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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