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Airbus helping to build aerospace futures in Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama – Global aerospace giant Airbus is doing more than designing and manufacturing planes in Alabama. The France-based company also is helping to shape education and workforce trends in its corner of the state and beyond, particularly the prospects and pipeline for aerospace...

Written by Jerry Underwood

CHECKLIST: Alabama air show missions boost aerospace sector

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It’s no wonder that Alabama has sent a top-level economic development team to the major air shows in Europe for many years. The annual trips to aerospace trade events Paris and London have set the stage for growth in an industry important to the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey announces creation of Alabama Aviation Education Center in Mobile

Airbus

MONTGOMERY -- Governor Kay Ivey announced plans today to create the Alabama Aviation Education Center, a hands-on instructional facility to be located near the Airbus aircraft manufacturing facility in Mobile that aims to bolster Alabama’s workforce development efforts and inspire young people to pursue...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus lifts employees’ lives, transforms Alabama industry

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MOBILE, Alabama – When the first Alabama-made Airbus A321 passenger jet took to the skies on its maiden flight a year ago, the pride in the air was palpable. Company executives cheered the creation of a new center for commercial airplane production in the...

Written by Dawn Azok

TEAM PLAYER: Alabama-made Airbus A321 to make Iron Bowl flyover

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus said today that an Alabama-built A321 will perform a flyover at Saturday's Iron Bowl match-up in Tuscaloosa. The aircraft, destined for delivery to Delta Air Lines next month, is scheduled to fly over Bryant-Denny Stadium following the National Anthem and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama ‘double milestone’ as Spirit claims its first aircraft

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MOBILE, Alabama – An A321 wearing the bright yellow of Spirit Airlines was delivered to Spirit employees today during a ceremony that marked a "double milestone" for the Airbus Alabama operation. The aircraft was the 10th produced at Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus links with Alabama universities to build new leaders

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One of the ways Airbus is putting down roots in Alabama is through partnerships with local universities that aim to help shape the next generation of industry leaders. The aerospace giant has donated large airplane components to engineering departments at the University of South...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Rich in history, Alabama aerospace industry climbing to new heights

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The Alabama aerospace industry first took flight with the Wright Brothers and later flew to the moon with NASA’s Saturn V rocket. It has has now added passenger jet assembly and next-generation manufacturing technologies to a wide array of capabilities. With industry officials gathered...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama facility primes for production ramp-up

Airbus

Now that the first Alabama-made airplanes are rolling off the assembly line at the Airbus manufacturing plant in Mobile and taking to the skies, the big question is: What’s next? Plenty. In fact, the global plane maker has only just begun to make its...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Four trends lifting Alabama aerospace industry to new altitudes

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One day last month, a barge floated along the Tennessee River toward NASA’s Alabama hub, the Marshall Space Flight Center. On board was a key piece of hardware for the agency’s Space Launch System, its new deep space exploration rocket. The hardware – fabricated...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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