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MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

Airbus revealed new details about an aviation education center coming to Mobile. 

The attraction first announced in May 2017 now has a name: Flight Works Alabama.

The hands-on instructional facility is designed to bolster Alabama's workforce development efforts and inspire young people to pursue careers in aerospace.  Airbus Americas Chairman and CEO Jeff Knittel said the name represents different aspects of the center's mission. 

"'Works' speaks to learning HOW flight actually works, as well as how one can find a career in the aviation industry. In addition, visitors will come face-to-face with the inner-workings of aircraft, systems, and components through hands-on experiences," said Knittel.

According to Airbus, Flight Works Alabama will be a 19,000 square foot facility with a large interactive exhibition area, classrooms, a workshop, a restaurant and a gift shop. It will be located next to the Airbus aircraft manufacturing facility at Mobile Aeroplex, and will also be a gateway for public tours of Airbus' A320 family assembly line. 

Groundbreaking is expected this summer with a grand opening planned for 2019. 

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