The first group of manufacturing personnel destined to work at Airbus’s new Mobile Alabama commercial final assembly line (FAL) commenced training at Hamburg in Germany on January 16.
The group, comprising manufacturing engineers, station managers and a quality manager will initially work alongside their counterparts on the A320 line in Hamburg to become familiar with production tools and processes.
“We are very happy to welcome our new colleagues from Mobile to the Airbus family,” Dr Ulrich Weber, Head of Final Assembly Line USA said in a statement. “They’ve been trained in Mobile over the past two months, but now they will be able to touch the aircraft and really learn how Airbus’ assembly process works.”
A320 Family aircraft assembly is scheduled to commence at Mobile in 2015, with first delivery scheduled for 2016.