Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Airbus FAL has topping out

MOBILE, Ala. – The Airbus final assembly line being built at Mobile Aeroplex celebrated a milestone Wednesday with a topping ceremony for the main hangar. A 21-foot steel structure built by Dothan's Covenant Steel was ceremoniously installed as the highest structural element of the A320 final assembly line. The plant, Airbus' fourth final assembly line for the popular A320 and the only one in the United States, will employ 1,000 workers. It's scheduled to open in 2015 and the first A320 will roll out in 2016. (Sources:, WKRG-TV, 03/12/14)