Thursday, August 29, 2013

Most plant pilings now in place

MOBILE, Ala. -- Airbus Americas' project update shows 85 percent of the more than 2,100 pilings for the final assembly line hangar and service building have been driven at the Brookley site. Once the remaining pilings are in place at the Mobile site, steelwork is slated to being in September, meaning the buildings' frames, skins and roofs will be constructed. The $600 million plant is scheduled to come online in 2015, and the first A320 will be assembled in 2016. It will have about 1,000 workers when it reaches full annual production in 2018. (Source:, 08/28/13, Airbus, 08/27/13)