Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mobile chosen C212 support center

MOBILE, Ala. -- Airbus Defense and Space selected Airbus DS Military Aircraft Inc. at Mobile Regional Airport as the new worldwide support center for the C212 aircraft series. The C212 transport aircraft was designed to operate in austere environments for extended periods of time, without the need for ground support equipment. It is able to carry up to 25 people or a 6,200 pound payload. With a large customer base both in military and civil operations, North and South America are collectively home to the largest C212 fleet in the world. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in Mobile, Airbus DS Military Aircraft continues to increase its service and support capabilities in repair and overhaul of various Airbus aircraft and components. Airbus DS Military Aircraft Inc. offers complete maintenance, repair and overhaul services, extensive material services, professional engineering, and technical support for transport aircraft. The 50-worker Mobile operation provides operators of the C212 and CN235 tactical transports with the capabilities of a certified FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency repair station. Last year, the company opened a new 7,500-square-foot component repair facility, expanding on its 30,000-square-foot maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) delivery center. (Source: Marketwired, 04/17/15) Airbus is also building an A320 assembly line at Mobile Aeroplex, where it also has an engineering center.