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Inside the cockpit of an Airbus A220. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Airbus Reaches A220 Milestone With New U.S. Production Facility

Airbus’ U.S. production capabilities have begun a new chapter following the inauguration of the newly completed 270,000-square-foot hangar designed to host the final assembly line of the A220 commercial aircraft. This facility, situated in Mobile, Alabama consists of five primary assembly areas where the different components of the airframe will come together for the final aircraft product. In addition, Airbus will be able to produce both the A220-100 and A220-300 variants.  Since Airbus’ production team decided to lay out the…

Boeing Set to Open China Facility in December

A while back Boeing announced a company first and next month, it will come to fruition. The aircraft manufacturer will open its first foreign production line for a Boeing aircraft in Zhoushan, Zhejiang China as a result of a partnership with Chinese government-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac). 737…

A Look Inside the Factory of Boeing’s Newest Partner

It all happened within a week: I accepted the invitation on Monday and last Friday a small group of journalists and I were set to travel to Embraer's main factory in Sao Jose dos Campos, a few miles outside Sao Paulo city, in Brazil. The journalist group was really small, as…