Sunday, June 21, 2015
Airbus sections brought to Aeroplex
MOBILE, Ala. – Major sections of the first Airbus jetliner that will be built in the United States were moved from the Port of Mobile to the Airbus plant at the Mobile Aeroplex in a fashion familiar to this region – via a Mardi Gras-style parade. Thousands of onlookers lined the streets to watch as the parts loaded on trucks made their way to the facility Sunday. (Sources: al.com, WALA-TV, WEAR-TV, 06/21/15) The first plane, an A321, will be built for JetBlue and delivered next year. The plant will eventually employ about 1,000 workers when it's at full production. The Mobile plant is the fourth A320 plant for Airbus.