MOBILE, AL—The first Airbus jet assembled in the United States has flown for the first time. The A321, destined for JetBlue, took off from the Mobile Aeroplex March 21 at 9:36 a.m., performed its test sequences, and landed safely at 1:02 p.m.
MOBILE, AL—Workers at Airbus’ assembly plant here hit an important milestone last week as the first aircraft ever assembled at the site, an A321ceo destined for JetBlue, has rolled out and it is ready to receive its paint job prior to delivery.
MOBILE, AL—Airbus Americas is looking to fill several positions at its new assembly plant here. Job openings include quality inspectors, a quality conformance specialist, and aircraft mechanics. Applications are being accepted until Jan. 12.
MOBILE, AL—Airbus officially inaugurated its first U.S. assembly plant here Monday. The $600-million factory will produce 40 to 50 jetliners in the A320 family per year, while sustaining the equivalent of some 3,700 full-time jobs in the region.
MOBILE, IL—Airbus will formally open its first US assembly plant here Sept. 14. The company says the facility will be its most efficient and will be capable of producing up to eight jetliners a month by 2018.
WASHINGTON—The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers this week opened an organizing office in Mobile, AL, to provide support for Airbus workers interested in forming a union at the company’s soon-to-be-completed final assembly line.
MOBILE, AL—The first major components for A320 airliners have arrived at Airbus’ new assembly plant here. Ulrich Weber, vice president of the factory, says airplane production will begin in July after the wings, stabilizers and fuselages move through testing stations.