Airbus broke ground on its first U.S. assembly line at Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama in April of this year. Hiring has begun, and new employees are reporting for work. The first group of employees who will support the assembly process for the Airbus A320 Family assembly line, all from the U.S. South, reported for their first day on the job this week.
The group of 10, including six manufacturing engineers, three station managers and one quality manager, will train locally for two months before transitioning to Hamburg, Germany to train for up to nine months alongside their colleagues in the assembly line organization there. Aircraft assembly in Mobile will begin in 2015, with first delivery scheduled for 2016.