Delivering the Ramp-Up: Developing an Aerospace Ecosystem in Mobile, Alabama

  • The first 10 years in Mobile: The story of the start of Airbus’ U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Alabama
  • Meeting the demand: Expanding our capacity and capability to meet the market demand for A320 and A220 Family aircraft in North America
  • Securing the talent: Developing a world-class workforce development stream
  • Integrating robotics: Fueling the growth through smart automation solutions

Daryl Taylor
SVP Commercial Operations
Airbus Americas, Inc.

Daryl Taylor was promoted to Senior Vice President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft Operations in the U.S. in late 2022. In this role, he is responsible for the integration of Airbus’ operations organizations across the region. Daryl continues to serve as General Manager of Airbus’ U.S. Manufacturing Facility which is home to Final Assembly Lines of the A320/A321 and A220 aircraft. Taylor joined Airbus in August 2015 from GKN Aerospace where from 2013 he was Vice President and General Manager of two facilities: Precision Machining, Inc. in Wellington, Kansas and Bandy Aerospace, Inc. in Burbank, California. From 2010 to 2013, Taylor was General Manager of the Q400 Program at Bombardier Aerospace in Toronto, Canada. From 1997 to 2009 he held various roles at Hawker Beechcraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas.