3-Jul-2012 8:59 AM

Airbus confirms US A320 assembly line plans, to begin operation by 2015

Airbus announced (02-Jul-2012) it will establish a manufacturing facility at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama to assemble and deliver A320 family aircraft, at an estimate commitment of USD600 million. It will be the company’s first US-based production facility. The assembly line is part of Airbus' strategy to enhance global competitiveness by meeting the growing needs of its customers in the US and elsewhere. Construction of the assembly line will commence in summer 2013. Aircraft assembly is planned to start in 2015, with first deliveries from the Mobile facility beginning in 2016. Airbus anticipates the facility will produce 40-50 aircraft p/a by 2018. Airbus already has an engineering centre at Brookley Aeroplex. Airbus also has A320 production facilities in Toulouse, Hamburg and Tianjin. [more - original PR]

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