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Airbus To Expand In Mobile

Airbus To Expand In Mobile

May 13, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — Leiden, Netherlands-based airplane manufacturer Airbus recently announced plans to increase production of its popular A320 model, which involves expansion at Airbus Alabama in Mobile, Business Alabama reports. “This will mean the addition of another 350,000-ft2 facility in Mobile, and, more importantly, it means Airbus will be adding 1,000 new jobs, in addition…

Bishop State

Bishop State, Airbus Partner for Certificate Program

March 11, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile’s Bishop State Community College, in partnership with Airbus, is offering an Aviation Manufacturing Technology short-certificate program for high school dual-enrollment students beginning this fall. The 18-h certificate will train students for a career in the aviation industry as they earn industry-recognized certifications and college credits from Bishop State, the Mobile Area…

Airbus And Lockheed Martin Hope To Build Tankers In Mobile

Airbus And Lockheed Martin Hope To Build Tankers In Mobile

February 4, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — Airbus is partnering with Lockheed Martin Corp. to compete for a contract to build refueling aircraft tankers for the U.S. Air Force. The proposal calls for Airbus to assemble its LMXT in Mobile before flying it to a Lockheed Martin factory in Georgia to add specialized equipment. Mobile would see a third…

Airbus To Deliver Aircraft With U.S.-Sourced SAF Blend

Airbus To Deliver Aircraft With U.S.-Sourced SAF Blend

January 14, 2022
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Airbus has begun delivery of all aircraft from its U.S. manufacturing facility in Mobile with a blend of U.S.-sourced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and conventional jet fuel. The initiative, which the company committed to in September 2020 (BBN #61), has a long-term goal of developing a zero-carbon-producing commercial aircraft by 2035. Since the launch of…

Airbus Contract Includes Work For Mobile

Airbus Contract Includes Work For Mobile

November 26, 2021
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Airbus recently won a contract for 255 narrow-body jets, Bloomberg reports. The deal is for Airbus’ larger A321 model and valued at more than $30 billion. It will be parceled out among Wizz Air Holdings Plc; Frontier Group Holdings, Inc.; and two other low-cost carriers that count Bill Franke’sIndigo Partners, LLC, as their top shareholder.…

Flight Works Offering Professional Development

Flight Works Offering Professional Development

October 8, 2021
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In partnership with Airbus Foundation, the City of Mobile, Mobile County and Baldwin County, Flight Works Alabama is presenting a complimentary professional development course titled “How Things Fly.” The event is open to middle school teachers in Mobile and Baldwin counties including public, private and homeschool teachers. At 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. each day on November…

Airbus Commits to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

Airbus Commits to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

October 1, 2021
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In November, Airbus will start delivering all aircraft from its Mobile-based U.S. manufacturing facility with a blend of SAF and conventional jet fuel as it seeks to reduce emissions, The National reported. The Toulouse, France-based company reached an agreement with Florida-based Signature Flight Support, a fixed-base operation and distribution network for business aviation services, to…

United Orders 70 Airbus Planes

United Orders 70 Airbus Planes

July 2, 2021
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United Airlines has placed an order for 70 of Airbus’ A321neo aircraft, a “significant number” of which are to be produced at Airbus’ U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, AL.com reported. The aircraft will feature customizable lighting intended to reduce jet lag, sidewall panels for extra personal space at shoulder level, completely integrated window shades, LED…

Airbus Adds First Flightpath9 Graduates

Airbus Adds First Flightpath9 Graduates

January 29, 2021
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The first graduates of the new FlightPath9 training program (Aerospace Exhibition, Education Center Opens) joined the Airbus workforce in Mobile this month, the company announced. Designed as a nine-month program for high school seniors, COVID-19 forced it from in-person to virtual and extended its length by nearly 100%. However, 17 graduates succeeded, then received additional…

Airbus Completes Massive Hangar

Airbus Completes Massive Hangar

August 7, 2020
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Airbus has just completed building its new Final Assembly Line Hangar (FAL). Its 270,000 ft2 doubles the size of Airbus’ Mobile site at Brookley Field. The FAL will become the second production site for a new model of jet, the A220, a single-aisle commercial aircraft. The new jet will be sold to Delta Airlines and…

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