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First Airbus jet made in US undergoes successful flight test

The first Airbus A-321 aircraft assembled in Mobile made its first test flight Monday, March 21, 2016, taking off from Brookley Field in downtown Mobile. Ala.(Sharon Steinmann/AL.com via AP)

MOBILE, Ala. — European aircraft maker Airbus conducted the inaugural test flight on its first U.S.-made jetliner Monday, calling the exercise a success after the plane flew for hours over the Gulf of Mexico. The A321 passenger jet took off and landed at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, site of the company’s new plant near downtown Mobile, Alabama. The three-hour flight ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Jackson County vote for McDaniel risks Ingalls jobs

By Bill Crawford Wow! Jackson County went for Chris McDaniel over Thad Cochran in the Senate Republican primary, putting the jobs of relatives, friends, and neighbors at risk. Talk about killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. No county is more dependent on military spending than Jackson County. Think Ingalls Shipbuilding, the state’s largest private sector employer with approximately ...

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Tupelo plant receives 3 Airbus planes for disassembly

TUPELO, Mississippi — Three aircraft have destined for disassembly and sale have arrived at the Universal Asset Management facility in Tupelo, according to a release from the Memphis-based firm. An Airbus A300 previously operated by Monarch Airlines, an Airbus A330 previously operated by Malaysia Airlines, and an Airbus A340 previously operated by Lufthansa will be inducted into UAM’s End-of-Life Recycling ...

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Bastian Schaefer: A 3D-printed jumbo jet?

In this Ted Talk, Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world’s, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that’s full of light and space — and built up from generative parts in a 3D printer. Bastian Schaefer and ...

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Mobile lands aircraft builder Airbus, 1,000 new jobs

French aircraft builder Airbus has selected Mobile as home for a $600 million plant for producing the A320 150-seat passenger plane. The plant is expected to employ 1,000 workers to reach a target of producing four of the commercial aircraft by 2017, The Associated Press reported Monday. It also will create about 2,500 construction jobs, officials have said. The A320 ...

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