Construction begins on Airbus’ U.S. Assembly Line

Victoria
By Victoria April 10, 2013 11:10

Construction begins on Airbus’ U.S. Assembly Line

 

Airbus manufacturing in the United States advanced another step closer as construction of the company’s A320 Family Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama officially began.

 

During a groundbreaking ceremony at the Mobile Brookley Aeroplex, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier acknowledged the significance of the US facility to Airbus’ global growth. “Building an A320 Family Assembly Line in Mobile is truly groundbreaking for Airbus. Our customers need more aircraft that cut fuel burn, emissions and operating costs. With this assembly line we will be able to meet our customers’ needs at their doorstep, in addition to the worldwide demand for these efficient aircraft. When this assembly line opens, we will be the only one to assemble aircraft in Asia, the Americas and Europe.”

 

The new assembly line, which is the company’s first US-based production facility, will be located at the Mobile Brookley Aeroplex and will facilitate assembly of A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. Major construction of the facility will begin this summer. Aircraft assembly is planned to begin in 2015, with first delivery of a Mobile-assembled aircraft in 2016. At full production, the assembly line and associated facilities would produce up to four aircraft a month which directly translates into employing as many as 1,000 high-skilled workers.

Victoria
By Victoria April 10, 2013 11:10
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