Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Byrne: Sections arrive June 21

MOBILE, Ala. – The first large sections from Europe for the very first Airbus jetliner to be built in Alabama will arrive June 21. That's what U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne said at a Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast Tuesday. But a spokeswoman from Airbus could not confirm the exact date, only that the shipment will arrive in June. (Source: al.com, 05/26/15) Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor newsletter reported in February that the sections would arrive in June, but did not specify a date. The first plane that will be delivered in 2016 will be for JetBlue.