Wednesday, March 14, 2018

More details on education center

Flight Works Alabama, courtesy Airbus
MOBILE, Ala. – Airbus announced the new aviation experience center to be built in Mobile will be named "Flight Works Alabama." In addition, the company issued the first architectural rendering of the new facility. The name represents a number of different aspects of the center's mission, said Airbus Americas Chairman and CEO Jeff Knittel. "We are convinced visitors to Flight Works Alabama will walk away with greater knowledge and appreciation of how aviation enriches everyone's lives," he said. In May 2017, Gov. Kay Ivey announced the intent to build the hands-on instructional facility, with the goal to bolster Alabama's workforce development efforts and inspire young people to pursue careers in aerospace. Flight Works Alabama will be 19,000 square feet and house a large interactive exhibition area, classrooms, a collaboration room, a workshop, a restaurant and a gift shop. It will be just off the campus of Airbus' aircraft manufacturing facility at Mobile Aeroplex, and serve as a gateway for public tours of Airbus' A320 series assembly line. Groundbreaking is expected in the summer with the grand opening in 2019. (Source: Airbus, 03/14/18)