In this video clip, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier puts a spotlight on the company’s U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama – which was inaugurated on 14 September 2015 and assembles the industry-leading family of A319, A320 and A321 jetliners. By 2018, the facility will produce between 40 and 50 single-aisle aircraft per year.
It was a red, white and blue theme as Airbus officially inaugurated its first U.S. manufacturing facility – an A320 Family final assembly line located in Mobile, Alabama – on 14 September 2015. The ceremony featured comments from key state, federal and local officials, as well as top Airbus and Airbus Group management – all of whom reinforced the strong relationship between Airbus and Mobile.
During a special ceremony on 13 October 2011, Airbus opened its new production facility for the assembly of A350 XWB carbon fibre composite wings in Wales. Key moments from the event are highlighted in this video clip, which includes comments from First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones; Tom Enders, President and CEO of Airbus; and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Satair Airbus Singapore Centre (SASC) was inaugurated during the Singapore Airshow, consummating the merger of Airbus’ former Material and Logistics Management function with Satair – which now is one common organization: the Satair Group. SASC is stocked with spares ranging from small parts to large components that include rudder sections, flaps and cargo doors for the A380 and A330, as well as Sharklets for the A320 Family. It also has specialized repair facilities for high-value items such as avionics. Describing the new operation are Satair Group CEO Mikkel Bardram and Tom Williams, the Airbus Executive Vice President – Programmes.