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Airbus Celebrates Five Years in Mobile, Ala.

Airbus celebrated five years of operation at its single-aisle production facility in Mobile, Ala. on Monday. The company made Mobile its first U.S.-based manufacturing plant in 2015 with 250 employees and the goal of bringing the production of its most popular narrow body jet, the A320 family, closer to its U.S. customers. Not only has Airbus produced nearly 200 A320 aircraft for eight customers – which have carried 60 million passengers across 500 million miles – at the plant, but…

Mobile Announces Commercial Passenger Flight Shift

The Mobile Airport Authority released a new 20-year master plan that includes a new $160 million dollar terminal at the Mobile Downtown Airport. This masterplan is a major change from how the Alabama city’s airports currently operate, with commercial flights currently using Mobile Regional Airport. Both airports are owned and…

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…

Airbus Starts A220 Production at Mobile, Ala. Plant

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 at its U.S. plant in Mobile, Ala. The first U.S. built aircraft, formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series, is set to be delivered to Delta Air Lines in the latter half of 2020.  “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to…

Airbus Starts A220 Production at Mobile, Ala. Plant

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 at its U.S. plant in Mobile, Ala. The first U.S. built aircraft, formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series, is set to be delivered to Delta Air Lines in the latter half of 2020.  “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to…

Airbus Starts A220 Production at Mobile, Ala. Plant

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 at its U.S. plant in Mobile, Ala. The first U.S. built aircraft, formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series, is set to be delivered to Delta Air Lines in the latter half of 2020.  “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to…

Photos: Airbus Breaks Ground on Newest A220 Final Assembly Line…

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, Airbus wrapped up its three day North American tour by breaking ground on its newest final assembly line (FAL) for the Airbus A220 (formerly known as the Bombardier CSeries) in Mobile, Ala. The aircraft manufacturer, who is no stranger to Mobile, already has a final…

United Becomes First U.S. Carrier to Provide Boarding Passes for…

Chicago-based United Airlines announced that a new enhancement to their mobile app will now allow customers to receive boarding passes when connecting with United's airline partners. The functionality, which no other U.S. carrier offers, aims to make connections with the airline more seamless and further enhances United's award-winning app, which…

JetBlue Takes Delivery of First US Manufactured A321

On April 25, 2016, Airbus delivered their first US manufactured aircraft to JetBlue from their facility in Mobile, Alabama. The entire Airbus team based in Mobile attended the inaugural delivery to present the newly manufactured A321, along with JetBlue senior management, including CEO and president Robin Hayes. "I am immensely…