Airbus announced Monday it will establish an A320 family manufacturing facility in Mobile, Ala., and expects to begin assembling aircraft from 2012 and start deliveries from 2016. The announcement, widely anticipated since last week (ATW Daily News, June 29), was described by Airbus as a major strategic move to enhance the company’s global competitiveness. The Brookley Aeroplex facility will be the manufacturer’s first US-based production facility and its announcement comes at a ...

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