Construction begins on Airbus’s U.S. assembly line

  • 19-Apr-2013 07:02 EDT
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“Our customers need more aircraft that cut fuel burn, emissions, and operating costs,” said Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier. “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.”

Airbus has begun construction of the company’s A320 Family Assembly Line in Mobile, AL. The new assembly line, which is the company’s first U.S.-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 translates to employing as many as 1000 high-skilled workers. Video of the design of Airbus’ U.S. A320 Family final assembly line can be viewed at this link.

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