Wednesday, March 27, 2019

First 220 workers report

MOBILE, Ala. - The first employees of the new Airbus assembly line in Mobile reported for work Monday, according to the company. The assembly line itself is in the early phases of construction. When complete, it will be one of two sites in the world where Airbus produces the A220 series, a single-aisle, twin-engine line of jets that's smaller than the A320 jets that Airbus already assembles in Mobile. The company announced in a Facebook post that a group of employees began new hire orientation training Monday at the AIDT facility in the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. After a month of local training, the workers will go to Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, to train for three months with workers on the A220 assembly line.Airbus says that between hiring for the A220 line, and hiring related to increased production on its A320 line, it plans to add about 600 jobs in Mobile by mid-2020. In another development, the Airbus-Bombardier partnership to produce the A220 has been renamed the Airbus Canada Limited Partnership. (Source:, 03/25/19)