Airbus is making history with its decision to create an A320 Family jetliner final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama – officially called the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility – which will become company’s first production site in America.
This game-changing plan was announced in July 2012 by the Airbus senior management team during a special event held in Mobile, with the presence of Alabama officials, airline customers, industry suppliers, Airbus employees and local guests.
A ceremony in April 2013 marked the beginning of construction for the $600-million facility, with aircraft assembly scheduled to begin in 2015 and the first delivery targeted for 2016.
Reaching a key milestone in late May 2015, large aircraft components for the first A320 Family jetliner to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility departed Hamburg, Germany for their transatlantic voyage by cargo ship.
You’re hired! Airbus’ U.S. A320 assembly facility already is creating high-value jobs around the world
Even before its first aircraft is assembled, Airbus’ new facility in Mobile, Alabama is making an impact on the local community by creating new highly-skilled jobs – which underscores the company’s commitment to this region and the United States, while also supporting Airbus’ future global growth.
First vertical steel column raised for A320 Family Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama.
Like the jetliners it will one day produce, Airbus’ new U.S. A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama is preparing for “takeoff,” with foundation and ground-level work now setting the stage for this facility to rise from the ground.
• Avionics/Electrical Installation Station Coordinator
• Mechanical Installation Station Coordinator