Monday, June 3, 2013

Airbus' McArtor reaches out

MOBILE, Ala. – The chairman of Airbus Americas was in Mobile Monday talking about opportunities presented by the new Airbus assembly line being built at Brookley Aeroplex. Allan McArtor was at B.C. Rain High School early in the day visiting with educators and students. The school is the site of the county’s new Aviation and Aerospace Academy. There was a groundbreaking in May for the 15,500 square-foot training facility, slated to be completed in the fall. Later, McArtor was at a fundraising dinner with the 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile. The plant will mean 3,000 construction jobs and after it's built it will provide employment for about 1,000 workers. There are also the spinoff jobs. Also on Monday, the company announced postings for its first manufacturing related positions. (Source: WPMI-TV,, WKRG-TV, 06/03/13)