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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

Images: Airbus A321 completes test flight in Mobile

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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

First Alabama-made Airbus A321 makes initial test flight

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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

Mayor Stimpson: ‘It’s a great time to invest in Mobile’

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Made in Alabama asked Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson to share his economic development priorities for 2016, which is shaping up to be a monumental year for the Port City. Here’s what the mayor said. Q: What are your economic development priorities in 2016 and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Chairman: Alabama A320 factory shows commitment to U.S.

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Allan McArtor, the chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, says the company’s new manufacturing facility in Alabama shows Airbus’ strong commitment to producing aircraft in the United States. McArtor outlined how the facility at Mobile Aeroplex fits into the company’s global operating strategy in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Blockbuster 2015 sets stage for Alabama growth (video)

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From Airbus launching aircraft assembly in Mobile to Google selecting Jackson County for a major data center project, it’s been a massive year for Alabama and its economic development team. In fact, 2015 looks like a year for Alabama’s record books, with game-changing developments...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama production launch to boost aerospace sector

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MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus leaders and Alabama officials gathered at Mobile Aeroplex today to celebrate the official opening of the aviation giant’s most advanced manufacturing facility – a development that will push the state’s aerospace sector to new altitudes. “Today shows that Airbus is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

How Airbus A320 aircraft assembly will roll in Alabama (video)

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Curious about how Airbus’ Alabama workforce will assemble those A320 Family passenger jets in the company’s new, $600 million assembly line at Mobile Aeroplex? A fast-paced video from Airbus paints a picture of how assembly operations will flow inside the company’s first U.S. manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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