Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mobile joining new jetliner front

The jet that Airbus and Bombardier plan to build in Mobile will bring coastal Alabama into a new front in the ongoing battle between Airbus and Boeing, the world’s two dominant passenger jet builders. Airbus and Boeing have been battling for years in the midsize single-aisle market through the A320 series and 737. Mobile entered that fight when it began building A320s. The new front is a fight over the smaller single-aisle jets that seat from 100 to 150 passengers. Airbus has lined up with Canada’s Bombardier and now Boeing is considering a tie-in with Brazil’s Embraer. Mobile will be a player in this potentially lucrative jetliner segment. (Source: al.com, 04/2/18)