Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Airbus components arrive in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. – A cargo ship carrying major aircraft sections for the first U.S.-built Airbus jetliner arrived in Mobile Bay Wednesday night. It's docking at the APM Terminal along the Mobile River, according to WALA-TV. The components will be stored at the docks and moved to the new Airbus assembly line Sunday. (Source: WALA-TV, 06/17/15) The BBC Fuji left Hamburg, Germany, with wings, fuselage and other major components May 29. The vertical tail assembly was already painted with the colors of the first customer for the Mobile assembly line, JetBlue. The assembly line, the company's first jetliner plant in the United States, will begin production work this summer. The first plane will be delivered next year.