Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Birmingham eyes supplier meeting

Birmingham, Ala., will be the site of an airline aviation industry conference this fall, Mayor William Bell said from the Paris Air Show Tuesday. Bell told that the city was selected for a conference of Airbus suppliers. Bell said the conference will bring hundreds of manufacturers and suppliers from around the world to Birmingham. The city will partner with the Birmingham Business Alliance to present the conference. (Source:, 06/16/15) But later, Airbus said it wasn't organizing such a conference and is playing no official role. (Source:, 06/18/15) Airbus has a new A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala., that will open this summer. It also has an Airbus engineering center.