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What is FlightPath9?

FlightPath9 (FP9) is a Flight Works Alabama (FWA) pre-employment training program designed to prepare individuals for a position at Airbus’ U.S. Manufacturing Facility. Through FWA and Bishop State Community College, students will earn 18 credit hours and a Short Certificate in Aviation Manufacturing Technology.

In addition, students will earn multiple industry-recognized certificates in the following categories: Precision Measuring Instruments, Tools@Height, Mechanical and Electronic Torque, Multimeter, Precision Electrical Termination, and Structural Sheetmetal Assembly.

Who should apply?
If you are interested in becoming an Airbus apprentice at the Mobile Manufacturing site, then YOU SHOULD APPLY! Currently, there are two FlightPath9 programs:
  • High School Seniors: Each year, 20-30 high school juniors will be selected to participate in the program during their senior year. Students will attend class two evenings each week for approximately 10 months. After successful completion of the FP9 program and high school graduation, students will become full-time apprentices at Airbus.

  • Early Careers: In 2022, Airbus and Flight Works Alabama developed and launched the FP9 Early Career program. This program is for individuals who are early in their careers and have an interest in beginning a new career in the aviation industry. These classes are offered over a period of ten weeks from May – August.

Applications for both programs are accepted in the spring of each year unless an additional class is offered during the year.

Before an official offer of employment from Airbus is granted, everyone must pass a drug test, background check and physical examination.

Why should I apply?

If you are interested in learning new skills, earning skill-based certifications, and beginning your career at Airbus in Mobile, Alabama, then why not? At Airbus, you will have the opportunity to earn competitive wages and be provided benefits; grow and develop; and be a part of a fast-paced growing industry in aviation!

If you are interested in being notified of future FP9 classes, please provide your information below.