Airbus breaks ground for first U.S. assembly line in Alabama


MOBILE, Alabama — As community leaders, elected officials, suppliers, construction officials and more spoke at the Airbus groundbreaking for the company’s first U.S. final assembly line (FAL) this morning, each concluded their remarks with the same theme: “It is a groundbreaking day.”

It is a groundbreaking day for Airbus as it expands its global footprint into North America. It is a groundbreaking day for Alabama’s gulf coast and Mobile Brookley Aeroplex, which will see 1,000 new jobs from the plant. And, it is a groundbreaking day for the state of Alabama, which is quickly becoming a center for aviation industry activity in the United States. Read more...