Airbus to Perform Flyover at Iron Bowl

More than 85 percent of the employees building the A321 are from Alabama and the Gulf Coast Region.


A number of Bibb County citizens will play a proud part in the events to occur on the field at this years 2016 Iron Bowl.  The same holds true for another spectacular event that will occur above the field just prior to kickoff.   Delta Airline’s Alabama built Airbus A321 will be making it’s public debut.


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama will welcome an Airbus A321 commercial airliner for a pregame flyover prior to the start of the Iron Bowl on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

This aircraft is the first A321 that is being produced for Delta Air Lines in the Airbus Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Ala. It will be the 15th Airbus A321 delivered from the facility, which opened in September of 2015.

Airbus now has over 370 employees at their facility in Mobile, where more than 85 percent of the employees are from Alabama and the Gulf Coast Region.

The Airbus A321 flyover is scheduled for 2:16 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 26, roughly 23 minutes prior to kickoff on CBS.

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David Daniel, 67, is a resident of Bibb County and lives in Centreville. In 1982 David, with the help of wife Karen, designed and built the first Cable TV system in Bibb County which served all municipalities in the county. In 11/03/2008, David co-authored a book on behalf of the Centreville Historic Preservation Commission called "Bibb County", Images of America, ISBN: 9780738567297. More than 109 families and individuals contributed to this community effort. Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and grandchildren and he enjoys working with local history enthusiasts.