“It’s key to us to make sure that everyone understands that maybe aerospace is more than being a pilot or an engineer. There’s so many opportunities for future generations to step into and this partnership will help to generate those opportunities for people to get high-paying jobs, skilled jobs and live right here at home in Mobile or Baldwin County.”
— VP and General Manager of Airbus US, Mobile, Daryl Taylor
Airbus’ U.S. Final Assembly Line, located in neighboring Mobile County, has grown to nearly 1,100 employees in just five years, further cementing the Mobile-Baldwin region as one the world’s fastest-growing aerospace clusters. Airbus and the Baldwin County Commission recently entered into a partnership that will provide new technical training programs to Baldwin County students, through Airbus’ Flight Works Alabama program. The 18,000 square foot facility, located at the Brookley Aeroplex, in Mobile, will house an interactive exhibition area, workshop and classrooms and more, helping to meet the needs of a growing regional workforce. Flight Works Alabama is designed to be a hub for students to explore opportunities in the aerospace industry.
Airbus will invite students from every Baldwin County High School for a day of hands-on learning, and interested and qualified students will be able to apply for FlightPath9, the first Flight Works training program.