Thursday, November 15, 2018

HPM to build A220 line, expand A320

MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus today named HPM as its program manager for planning, design and construction of its new A220 assembly line at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. HPM also will be responsible for the expansion of Airbus' current facilities to accommodate the expected increase in A320 series production. Construction on facilities for the A320 expansion and new A220 production has begun, and construction for a main A220 flow line building is expected to begin next year. A220 jetliner assembly is planned to start in 2019, using a combination of the existing and expanded Airbus facilities at Brookley to enable the first A220 delivery from Mobile to take place in 2020. A permanent production process will be established upon completion of an A220 final assembly line building in 2020. HPM has offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Auburn and Mobile, Ala., Atlanta, Dallas and Tampa. HPM worked with Airbus in Mobile more than a decade ago with the Airbus Engineering Center. It was also program manager for the A320 series production facility, which was completed in 2015. (Source: Airbus, 11/15/18) Previous: Report: HPM to build A220 line; Previous of interest: Airbus tech school in the works