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Airbus to increase aircraft production in Mobile, Alabama. The European Aircraft maker is investing $40 Million to expand the production rate of the A320 aircraft at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. It is part of Airbus plan to produce 63 A320 Family aircraft per month in 2021, the expansion will add 275 jobs at the Alabama-based facility over the next year. The company employs approximately 4,000 people at 38 locations in 16 states. In the last three years alone, Airbus has spent nearly $50 billion in the U.S. with more than 450 U.S. suppliers, supporting more than 275,000 American jobs.
Airbus is on track to manufacture more than 130 aircraft in Mobile each year for its airline customers.
Airbus Americas Chairman and CEO C. Jeffrey Knittel said, “Airbus has been manufacturing in the U.S. for many years now through our helicopter, aircraft and satellite products. This increase in commercial aircraft production in Mobile is an exciting expansion of our significant industrial investment in the U.S., and it continues Airbus’ positive contribution to American aerospace.”
Knittel continued, “We have invested more than $1 billion in Mobile because of the terrific team of employees there – and because of the support and welcome we continue to receive from the Gulf Coast community and State and Congressional leaders like Senator Richard Shelby, who has been with us from the beginning. We look forward to building on that strong relationship with our neighbors. This goes beyond jobs to include our support of education initiatives and future workforce development that will positively impact the community for decades to come along the Gulf Coast.”
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