Monday, September 14, 2020

Airbus marks milestone

MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus commercial aircraft production in the U.S. has reached a milestone, marking five years since aircraft production began in the Mobile-based campus. A recent report from the University of South Alabama Center for Real Estate & Economic Development concluded that the Airbus manufacturing facility’s total economic impact in Mobile and Baldwin counties in five years was $1.1 billion and supporting more than 12,000 jobs through construction and payroll alone. When extended to the state of Alabama, it was $1.2 billion and more than 15,000 jobs. The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility officially began producing its first aircraft, an A321 destined for JetBlue, on September 14, 2015. (Source: Airbus, 09/14/20)