Thursday, October 24, 2013

Comau to provide Airbus FAL

Airbus chose Italy's Comau Aerospace to supply the aircraft main assembly and test stations for the A320 plant being built at Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Ala. The $600 million final assembly line will produce A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. Comau Aerospace will provide all jigs and tooling for the Mobile plant, and plans to open an integration center near the plant that will offer full project support. Comau, a subsidiary of the diversified manufacturer Fiat Group, was founded in 1973. It makes automation systems for the aerospace and automotive industries and operates in 23 locations in 13 countries. Headquartered in Turin, Italy, its North American operation is in Southfield, Mich. (Source: PRNewswire, 10/24/13)