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.
Airbus’ commercial success at the 2012 Farnborough Airshow further reinforces the company’s leadership position
The talk of the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow is Airbus’ milestone decision to create a U.S. final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama for its best-selling A320 Family jetliners – a strategy that was announced last week.
This game-changing move was being celebrated even before the biennial U....
JetBlue Airways brings a highly symbolic jetliner to the future home of Airbus’ U.S. A320 Family final assembly line
Only hours after Airbus announced its historic decision to develop the U.S. A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, a “first” aircraft already was being presented at the future Brookley Aeroplex production site.
Industry-leading A320 Family aircraft to be made in largest single-aisle aircraft market