Airbus, the European plane maker, plans to build its first U.S. assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, in an aggressive foray into the world’s largest market for single-aisle airplanes, several people with knowledge of the plan have said.
The plan, which has not yet been approved by the board of European Aeronautic Defense & Space, Airbus’s parent company, calls for an investment of several hundred million dollars in a plant on Boeing’s home turf that could eventually assemble dozens of Airbus’s popular 150-seat A320 jets each year. Details are expected to be announced by the new Airbus chief executive, Fabrice Brégier, at a news conference in Mobile on Monday, said the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan was confidential.
Bubba for the win once again! More high-tech manufacturing for the South. Thank you, Jesus--and Airbus!