Barry Eccleston
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It’s now four months since the official opening of Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama, A320 Family Manufacturing Facility. I returned recently to Mobile to visit with the Airbus team to see how the operation was going. Six aircraft are in production now—one for jetBlue and five for American Airlines. It’s great to walk in and see a full house…

Barry Eccleston
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If it’s summer in the aerospace industry, it’s air show time. Airlines, suppliers, lessors all are represented at this annual event—this year’s being held in Paris at LeBourget. We at Airbus expected a quiet year at the show and were pleasantly surprised to end with more orders than we expected (421 aircraft worth around $57…