Airbus is making history with its decision to create an A320 Family jetliner final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, which will become company’s first U.S.-based production facility.
This game-changing plan was announced on July 2, 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.
Industry-leading A320 Family aircraft to be made in largest single-aisle aircraft market
The game-changing decision to create an A320 Family jetliner final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama will make Airbus the first additional manufacturer of large commercial aircraft at a U.S. facility in more than four decades.
In their own words: Customers and suppliers applaud Airbus’ U.S. A320 Family final assembly line decision
The following comments provide examples of airline and industry supplier reaction to Airbus’ announcement of its new A320 Family final assembly line in the United States, to be located at Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama:
Richard Anderson, CEO, Delta Air Lines:“Delta is one of t...
The new A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama will expand on an already-successful Airbus presence at the city’s Brookley Aeroplex facility – where a growing company team has been providing hands-on engineering support for the A380, A330 and A350 XWB programs.