Sunday, February 12, 2012

Airbus to build in Mobile?

SEATTLE -- There was speculation at the aerospace suppliers' conference this past week that Airbus could announce this summer that it will build commercial jets in the United States. The heavy favorite is Mobile, Ala., where Airbus parent EADS had planned to build aerial tankers until it lost the competition to Boeing. Two people who have contact with Airbus and its suppliers said they believe Mobile will build up to 10 A320 jets a month. Last month, the chief financial officer of EADS raised the possibility that Airbus will soon resurrect the idea of building jets in the U.S. (Source: Seattle Times, 02/11/12) Previous related post