MOBILE—Governor Robert Bentley on Monday celebrated the inauguration of operations for first ever Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile.
“We were honored when Airbus announced their plans to come to our state and show confidence in Alabama as a great location for aviation manufacturing,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “To Alabama, the new Airbus manufacturing facility means progress for our state and the promise of great things to come. The company’s investment in our state and in the local community will have a great impact for years to come. We are excited that soon the world’s best aircraft will be made by Alabamians in Sweet Home Alabama.”
Airbus announced plans for the $600 million U.S. Manufacturing Facility in 2012, and construction began at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley the following year. The first U.S.-made Airbus commercial aircraft – an A321 – is scheduled for delivery next spring. By 2018, the facility will produce between 40 and 50 single-aisle aircraft per year. Airbus’ market forecast indicates a demand over the next 20 years (from all manufacturers) for some 4,700 single-aisle aircraft in North America alone.
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