Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mobile FAL takes shape

Mobile FAL nearly done. Airbus photo
MOBILE, Ala. – A year after the ground breaking ceremony for Airbus' first A320 family assembly facility to be built in the United States, the Mobile plant is progressing. The main buildings are taking shape and the first employees have started on-the-job training in Hamburg, Germany. The steelwork on the main building, the Final Assembly Line hangar where the A320 family aircraft will be assembled, started in April 2013 and is nearing completion. In addition, the powerhouse, which will provide utilities, is also nearing completion. The construction work continues with the assembly of the service building, housing the main offices, followed by the building of the logistics centre. (Source: Airbus, 04/10/14)