AIRBUS NEWS: Aviation Education Center to be built in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – A new Airbus Aviation Center will be built in Alabama to inspire those wanting to pursue a career in the state’s aerospace cluster.

The project will cost $6.5 million to build the center in Mobile and managed by Airbus Americus Inc.

The education center will feature classrooms, workshops and “innovation rooms,” along with flight-themed exhibits and education programming.

The announcement was made Wednesday by the office of Gov. Kay Ivey’s office, which is providing $5 million for the project. Airbus is contributing $1.5 million “from AIDT reimbursements for job training.”

The education center will be built near the Airbus Final Assembly Line at Brookley.

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