Thursday, October 31, 2013

FAL training begins for hirees

MOBILE, Ala. -- The first 10 manufacturing-related employees hired for the Airbus final assembly line in Mobile reported this week for orientation. The group includes six manufacturing engineers, three station managers and a quality conformance manager. Four are from Mobile and Baldwin counties. Classroom training begins the first full week of November, and local training will last two months before the group goes to the final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany, for hands-on training that could last as many as nine months. The $600 million A320 FAL will employ 1,000 and the first plane will come off the line in 2016. (Source:, WLOX-TV, 10/30/13)