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Flight Works Alabama

A joint effort by Airbus and the State of Alabama, Flight Works Alabama is a comprehensive aerospace exhibition and education center in Mobile. Flight Works Alabama's 15,000 square foot facility houses over 40 hands-on exhibits, a classroom, workshop, fabrication room, drone aviary, and more!

At Flight Works, visitors can fly a virtual Airbus A320, take a spacewalk, navigate a high-tech drone, learn about careers in the aerospace industry, participate in hands-on workshops and enjoy other exciting interactive and educational exhibits.

Flight Works Alabama is also the starting point for tours of the nearby Airbus Manufacturing Facility.

Read more at the website of Flight Works Alabama

Exterior view of Flight Works Alabama
Exterior view of Flight Works Alabama in Mobile near the Airbus Manufacturing Facility
Interior view of some of the exhibit areas at Flight Works Alabama
Interior view of some of the exhibit areas at Flight Works Alabama

 

 

Airbus Manufacturing Facility in Mobile

The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility officially began producing its first aircraft, an A321 destined for JetBlue, on September 14, 2015. As of December, 2020, Airbus had manufactured 200 Airbus A320-family aircraft at Mobile.

Today, the facility assembles Airbus A320, A321 and A220 airliners.

Situated on Mobile Bay within the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, the Airbus facilities are located at Mobile Downtown Airport (KBFM), which features two runways, the longest of which is 9,618ft (2,932m).

Besides the manufacturing facility, Airbus operates an Engineering Center at the Brookley complex. It also has a North American military customer services operation supporting U.S. Coast Guard aircraft.

Read more at the website of Airbus Alabama and website of Mobile Downtown Airport

Airbus Mobile Engineering Building in Alabama (Staff Photo)
Airbus Mobile Engineering Building in Alabama
Airbus Mobile Assembly Buildings in Alabama
Airbus Mobile Assembly Buildings in Alabama
Airbus Delivery Center in Mobile, Alabama
Airbus Mobile Delivery Center in Alabama
The first Airbus A320 aircraft produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, takes flight for the first time, on August 15, 2017, for Spirit Airlines (photo courtesy of Airbus)
First U.S. built Airbus A320
The first Airbus A220 aircraft produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, September, 2020, for Delta Air Lines (photo courtesy of Airbus)
First Airbus A220 aircraft produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama