Friday, July 18, 2014

Operators meeting a first

MOBILE, Ala. – Airbus Defense and Space's U.S. military aircraft unit late last month held its first operators conference in Mobile. About thirty representatives from business and government owners of C212 aircraft fleets from five countries attended. Operators from Alaska, Oregon, Florida, North Carolina and Wyoming in the U.S., as well as from Chile, Australia, Spain and Argentina participated. Airbus opened a 30,000-square-foot maintenance, repair and overhaul center at Mobile Regional Airport in 2009, and in February a new component repair facility was added. The Mobile operation provides American operators of the C212 and CN235 tactical transports with the capabilities of a certified FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency repair station as well as direct support from the aircraft manufacturer. Some capabilities at the repair facility may support the Airbus A320 Family aircraft assembly line, currently under construction in Mobile. (Source: Market Wired via DigitalJournal, 07/17/14)