CONGRATULATING THE AIRBUS TEAM IN MOBILE ON DELIVERY OF FIRST A321; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 66
(Extensions of Remarks - April 28, 2016)

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   CONGRATULATING THE AIRBUS TEAM IN MOBILE ON DELIVERY OF FIRST A321

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                           HON. BRADLEY BYRNE

                               of alabama

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, April 28, 2016

  Mr. BYRNE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the determined 
men and women who work at the Airbus assembly facility in Mobile, 
Alabama, on the successful delivery of the first Alabama-built A321 to 
JetBlue.
   I had the honor of attending the special delivery ceremony in Mobile 
on Monday, April 25th, to celebrate this momentous achievement and 
share our appreciation with those who made the aircraft a reality.
   The ceremony was marked with a football theme. The marching band and 
cheerleaders from the University of South Alabama helped lead the crowd 
in cheers. The visiting dignitary

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sitting next to me asked about the theme, and I informed him that we 
take great pride in football down in Alabama.
   I then informed him that the same amount of pride we take in our 
football teams, along with a ton of hard work, is put into the 
construction of the A321 aircraft. The men and women who work for 
Airbus recognize how monumental this moment is for the Mobile 
community, the State of Alabama, and the entire United States of 
America.
   Mr. Speaker, I am confident we will be building these aircraft in 
Mobile for many years to come, and I am so excited about the future of 
aviation in Southwest Alabama. So, on behalf of my constituents in 
Alabama's First Congressional District, I want to congratulate Airbus 
and all of their hardworking employees on this impressive achievement.

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