First Airbus A220/CSeries parts arrive for new plane to be built in Mobile, Alabama
June 21, 2019 - by Michael Tomberlin for alabamanewscenter.com
The first parts of the A220 airplane arrived at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility today at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, a giant reminder that the Port City is about to add a new line of airplanes to its already popular A330 family.
Airbus said the first of the major component assemblies (MCAs), consisting of the aft fuselage and cockpit, arrived by truck in Mobile.
"With the arrival of these assemblies, A220 production in Mobile will shortly become a reality," said Paul Gaskell, president of Airbus U.S.
Airbus said employees for the new A220 production line will return from training in Mirabel, Canada in time for production start. Hiring for A220 and A320 production is ongoing (https://airbususmanufacturing.applicantpro.com/jobs).