Sunday, July 8, 2012

London reception draws 500

LONDON -- The Mobile Press-Register’s George Talbot, in London for the Farnborough International Air Show, reports about a reception that drew 500 dignitaries Sunday prior to the start of the air show. Airbus' decision to build an assembly line in Mobile, Ala., made the reception, hosted by the Aerospace Alliance, a must event. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 07/08/12) Meanwhile, Reuters reports that Boeing's new commercial planes chief downplayed Airbus' first U.S. assembly line. Ray Conner said airline customers don't care where planes are built, just the value they offer. (Source: Reuters, 07/08/12)