Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Component repair shop unveiled

MOBILE, Ala. – A new 7,500-square-foot component repair facility at Mobile Regional Airport was unveiled Tuesday by Airbus Group's North American military aircraft unit. It's in addition to the existing 30,000-square-foot, 45-employee maintenance, repair and overhaul delivery center. It's not expected to alter the size of the workforce. The military aircraft unit started in Virginia in 1984 and relocated to Mobile in 2005 to be closer to its U.S. Coast Guard customer. It provides operators of the C212 and CN235 tactical transports with a certified Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency repair station as well as direct support from the manufacturer. The facility in 2009 became Airbus Group's military aircraft MRO delivery center for the United States. (Source:, 02/11/14)