Local Airbus Engineers Watch Hard Work Take Off

Local Airbus Engineers Watch Hard Work Take Off

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Competition in the skies heated up Friday.

Airbus' newest jet, the A350, took it's maiden voyage. It was a big day for the company, but especially for some employees in Mobile.

Airbus has had an engineering office in Mobile since 2007 they have over 200 employees, but 60 of them had a hand in crafting this new plane.

So seeing it take off brought satisfaction to these engineers. Some of them even came in to the office overnight to watch the plane take off and land in France.

"Well it is like anything else. Something that you have worked on for a long period of time. We have been working on this for six years. So you have worked for a long time to see something happen and you've gone through high periods and low periods and stress full and this is a chance to say wow this was really worth it this activity was worth it this amount work we put into it was worth it and that is what I think we felt today," said David Trent, Site Director of the Airbus Mobile engineering office.

The A350 is a bigger plane than the A320, which will be built here in Mobile, and they already have more than 600 orders that they plan to start delivering next year.

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