The cover story is about Airbus, which continues to grow its operation in Mobile. The aerospace giant assembles the A320 and A220 series of passenger jets at the Mobile campus, and earlier this week Airbus increased its ownership of the A220 project by purchasing shares that had been owned by Canada’s Bombardier.
The newsletter also has a story about Pensacola International Airport and its growth. It’s always a bit tricky trying to forecast growth in passenger traffic, but the airport made adjustments to accommodate a larger number than predicted.
We also fill you in on the upcoming 23rd Gulf Power Economic Symposium that will be held at Sandestin Resort in Miramar. It’s expected to attract more than 600 participants from the region with the theme, “2020 See Beyond.”
There’s also a story about the Navy choosing a helicopter built by Leonardo to serve as the platform that will train the nation’s future Navy, Marine and Coast Guard helicopter pilots. Santa Rosa County ends up benefiting from that selection because Leonardo plans to have a repair facility at the new Whiting Aviation Park.
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