Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mobile to build A319, A320, A321

MOBILE, Ala. – The Mobile Press-Register reports that Airbus has approved plans for a plant at Mobile's Brookley Aeroplex that will assemble A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. The formal announcement will be Monday. The $600 million plant will employ 1,000 workers at full capacity, according to an internal briefing document obtained by the Press-Register, producing up to 50 aircraft per year by 2017. Construction will begin in 2013, creating 2,500 jobs over two years, with aircraft assembly beginning in 2015 and the first deliveries in 2016. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 06/30/12)