Saturday, June 28, 2014
Terex Material Handling has been awarded a contract by Airbus to supply Demag crane installations for its new assembly facility in Mobile, Ala. Ten process cranes will be employed for the final assembly of A320 family aircraft in three production hangars. Measuring up to 218 feet in length and offering maximum load capacities of some 25 tons, the process cranes feature up to four suspensions for safe and precise handling of sensitive aircraft components. Demag Cranes is a German heavy equipment manufacturer, a Terex brand. (Source: Thomasnet, Demag, 06/27/14) The A320 final assembly line is being built at Mobile Aeroplex and will open in 2015. It will produce its first A320 in 2016. About 1,000 workers will be employed at the $600 million FAL.