Airbus has placed the first steel column on the Brookley Aeroplex site for its A320 family assembly line in Mobile, Ala. Airbus announced it would establish the facility in July 2012, with the intention to assemble and deliver A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. Groundbreaking of the assembly line began in April. According to Airbus, the A320 family aircraft assembly is slated to begin in 2015, with first deliveries from the facility in 2016. Airbus anticipates the facility will produce ...

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