Thursday, April 3, 2014

Paint hanger work to begin in 2Q

MOBILE, Ala. -- Airbus Americas will break ground on a $13 million paint shop hangar for its A320 final assembly line in the second quarter. The facility will be operated by MAAS Aviation Services, a division of the Expressair Aviation Group. The paint hangar is expected to employ 34 people. MAAS has options for expansion as Airbus' production increases. Airbus is building its $600 million A320 final assembly line at the Mobile Aeroplex. It's expected to open in 2015 and its first plane will be produced in 2016. (Source:, 04/03/14) Expressair Aviation Group is a privately owned, Irish registered holding company. MAAS has paint hangars in Ireland, the UK and Netherlands.