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North America

North America

At home in the U.S.: Airbus launched the next chapter in expanding its significant U.S. presence with its new A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, for which construction officially began in April 2013

Airbus, through its Airbus Division, has a major presence in the U.S. and Canada with more than 1,800 single-aisle and widebody jetliners ordered by North American customers, and over 1,200 currently in service.

Our two engineering centres in Wichita, Kansas, and Mobile, Alabama, carry out leading-edge development work across all Airbus programmes. Wichita specializes in airframe design and analysis, and Mobile for cabin and cargo systems across the Airbus product line. The training Centre in Miami, Florida, is home to state-of-the-art flight simulators.

Moreover, Airbus Helicopters has a history of more than 30 years in Mexico. It is the basis of their sales and after-sales for 25 countries between Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Engineering and manufacturing in Mobile, Alabama

Since September 2015, Airbus has opened an A320 Family jetliner final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama – officially called the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility. The new assembly line, which is the company’s first US-based production facility, will facilitate assembly of A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. Assembly is planned to begin in 2015, with first delivery of a Mobile-assembled aircraft in 2016.

Besides the Final Assembly Line, Airbus in North America is responsible for various interior elements of the A350XWB, as well as the A380 and A330-200. This work includes design and engineering of the cabin, crew rest, lavatories and galleys.

Additionally, Airbus Defence and Space Military Aircraft, Inc., provides integrated customer services for medium and light aircraft (C212, CN235 & C295).  The services include in-house and external aircraft maintenance, repair and overall (MRO), engineering, technical support and training, materials support and component repair services.

Our engineering centre in Mobile, Alabama – situated on the edge of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico – specialises in cabin and cargo systems across the Airbus product line. Activities cover the specification, design and installation of cabins, cabin equipment and modules, seats, cargo systems and cabin for the new A350 XWB, the 525-seat A380 and the market leading A330-200/300 passenger aircraft. It is also part of the global team responsible for the growing modification market for our single-aisle and long-range aircraft. 

Mobile’s rich southern tradition, beauty and charm are matched with all the elements of a fast-growing, successful community. Setting up home in Mobile is a great investment, both financially and socially, given its low cost of living and high quality of life.

A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama

Engineering in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, also known as the air capital of the world, is home to Airbus Americas Engineering, which oversees the company’s U.S. engineering activities. In our design office, engineers work on all Airbus jetliners. With its proud heritage in aircraft engineering and manufacturing, Wichita is a destination of choice for a growing number of aviation and aerospace professionals.

Here you can enjoy a high quality of life. Affordable housing and excellent educational, cultural and recreational resources all add up to a great place to live and work.

Herndon and Ashburn, Virginia

Airbus Americas headquarters is just outside Washington, DC, in Herndon, Virginia. The facility employs some 120 people in sales, marketing and communications for Airbus customers in the U.S. and Canada. This facility also serves as headquarters for Airbus Americas Customer Services – each airline customer has a specific Airbus Customer Service Director assigned to it to take care of any aircraft requirements.

The procurement team, also based in Herndon, is tasked with doubling Airbus spending with U.S. suppliers. The overall team at Airbus Americas headquarters reflects the diversity in nationality that is so commonplace at Airbus worldwide, offering North American customers daily interaction with a company that offers a true global perspective.

Nearby in Ashburn, Virginia, another 90+ employees keep the 24-hour Airbus Spares Centre humming, shipping aircraft parts, tools and sections to customers in the Americas. This facility is one of three Airbus Spares facilities in the world, and is conveniently located near Washington Dulles International Airport. The centre has more than $200 million worth of spares stock, with 70,000 part numbers that represent nearly all of the proprietary hardware used on Airbus aircraft.

Airbus Training Centre in Miami, Florida

The Airbus Training Centre in Miami serves as a Centre of Excellence for the Americas. Built in 1999, the $50 million facility complements facilities in Toulouse, Beijing, Hamburg and Bangalore, providing training for Airbus customers' flight and cabin crew, as well as maintenance personnel.

The custom-designed, 110,000-square-foot complex has a total of six full-flight simulators, as well as cabin door and slide trainers, state-of-the-art computer-based training classrooms and six flight training devices simulating the A320, A330 and A340 aircraft. Approximately 2,000 trainees from Airbus airline operators in the U.S.,Canada and Latin America take courses annually in Miami under the direction of 70 Airbus employees

Mexico

Airbus has opened the 2,500-square-metre Airbus Training Centre Mexico in Mexico City on the campus of the Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares International Training Facility (CIIASA), near Mexico City International Airport

Airbus works with a "one roof" concept for its four companies in the region: Airbus Helicopters Mexico, Queretaro Plant, Heliescuela and Airbus Mexico Training Centre.

Airbus Helicopters has been present in Mexico since 1983, where it has its own industrial and maintenance plant. With more than 400 employees, it is the market leader in the region, with a working fleet of 460 helicopters.

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