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Airbus is sending a special player to the Iron Bowl Nov. 26
Airbus is pleased to announce that a Mobile, Alabama-built A321 will perform a flyover at the Auburn vs. University of Alabama football game (a.k.a The Iron Bowl) next week.
The aircraft, destined for delivery to Delta Air Lines next month, is scheduled to fly over Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., following the National Anthem and prior to kick-off, which is currently scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CST/3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 26.
"Airbus is proud to call Mobile home for an Engineering Center, the U.S. Manufacturing Facility and a Defense & Space Military Aircraft facility,” said Allan McArtor, Chairman & CEO of Airbus Group, Inc. "More than 600 Airbus employees and their families live and work in Alabama and the Gulf Coast region designing, building and maintaining world-class aircraft. This participation in the Iron Bowl, the most-anticipated football game of the year in Alabama, is our way of showing our Alabama pride and showcasing the skills of the men and women of Airbus.”
Photo caption: The A321 that will perform the Iron Bowl fly-over performed a successful first flight Nov. 12. Airbus is scheduled to deliver the aircraft to Delta Air Lines in December. Photo by T. Habelmann/Airbus