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Airbus kicks off construction on Flight Works Alabama education center

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MOBILE, Alabama – Flight Works Alabama, a new aviation experience center near Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile, is ready to begin its take off. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey joined Airbus executives, city and county leaders from Mobile, and industry and educational partners in breaking...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama aerospace connections on display at Farnborough Airshow

Airbus

FARNBOROUGH, England – The Farnborough International Airshow is the global industry’s grand event in 2018, highlighted by thunderous aerial flyovers and mindboggling billion-dollar aircraft purchase announcements. The airshow also represents an opportunity to showcase Alabama’s deep connections to the dynamic aerospace industry and to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

New investment fuels aerospace job growth across Alabama

Airbus

Momentum continues to build in Alabama’s aerospace industry, which is adding new investments and hundreds of jobs to produce innovative, in-demand products in communities across the state. In 2017 alone, there were announcements totaling nearly $690 million and 1,750 jobs. Those numbers increased the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Aviation Training Center plays key role in aerospace growth

Airbus

MOBILE, Alabama -- A key ingredient to the success of Alabama’s Airbus jet manufacturing facility is an innovative advanced training center built by the state to boost the aerospace industry workforce. The $7 million Alabama Aviation Training Center, which opened in 2014 at Mobile Aeroplex,

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama officials welcome Airbus-Bombardier partnership plan

Airbus

MOBILE, Alabama – Alabama officials today congratulated Airbus and Bombardier on making significant progress toward the completion of a partnership deal that could see the companies establish a new assembly line for Bombardier’s C Series passenger jets at Airbus’ Mobile facility. Aerospace giant Airbus...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Production ramp-up at Airbus Alabama factory could add 600 jobs

Airbus

MOBILE, Alabama – The Airbus Alabama manufacturing facility is in line for 600 new jobs, thanks to a planned second assembly line for the Bombardier C Series jetliner and a possible increase in the production of A320 Family aircraft. On Tuesday at Airbus’ Mobile...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama aerospace industry gains velocity with new investment

Airbus

Alabama’s aerospace and aviation industry is recording a landmark year, with a major haul of project announcements that bring the promise of international prominence to communities and workers across the state. So far this year, aerospace companies have unveiled plans to invest at least...

Written by Dawn Azok

Airbus to add Bombardier C-Series jet production line in Alabama

Airbus

MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus and Canadian aircraft producer Bombardier announced a partnership today that will bring assembly of Bombardier's C Series passenger jets to the Airbus manufacturing facility in Mobile. The companies said the alliance will result in a second assembly line at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Safran to open aerospace manufacturing facility at Mobile Aeroplex

Airbus

MOBILE, Alabama — French aerospace giant Safran plans to open a manufacturing operation at Mobile Aeroplex — home to the Airbus A320 Family assembly line — and hire 20 employees over the next three years, according to the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus helping to build aerospace futures in Alabama

Airbus

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

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