Airbus Mobile Alabama http://apr.org en Gov. Bentley Dealing With Boeing, Airbus http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-dealing-boeing-airbus <p></p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley says he's assuring Airbus that it is still Alabama's priority even though he's courting their competitor, Boeing.</p><p>Bentley says he was up early Friday to work on Alabama's offer to Boeing to make the 777X aircraft in the Huntsville area, and he said he will work throughout the weekend to finish the proposal by its due date Tuesday.</p><p>One issue is how much money Alabama can offer after landing the Airbus aircraft plant in Mobile last year. Alabama and local governments offered several tax breaks and $158 million in incentives.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:56:33 +0000 The Associated Press 42847 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Dealing With Boeing, Airbus Airbus Breaking Ground on South Alabama Plant http://apr.org/post/airbus-breaking-ground-south-alabama-plant <P>Airbus is breaking ground on its new aircraft assembly plant in Mobile.</P> <P>Top executives will be in the port city Monday for a ceremony to mark the start of construction on the Airbus plant at Brookley Aeroplex.</P> <P>The $600 million factory is expected to employ 1,000 people once production of the Airbus A320 jet begins around 2015.</P> <P>The state's first major Airbus supplier, Safran Engineering Services, is opening its new office in Mobile on Monday. The company plans to employ as many as 50 people at an engineering support facility.</P> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:15:41 +0000 The Associated Press 28110 at http://apr.org Airbus Breaking Ground on South Alabama Plant Alabama Legislature Limits Aircraft Lawsuits http://apr.org/post/alabama-legislature-limits-aircraft-lawsuits <P>The Alabama Legislature has passed legislation designed to attract Airbus suppliers to the state.</P> <P>The Senate gave final approval to the bill 27-0 Thursday and sent it to the governor, who endorsed it. The bill limits lawsuits against a plane's manufacturer and suppliers to causes of action arising within 12 years after a plane is delivered. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:27:51 +0000 The Associated Press 27945 at http://apr.org Alabama Legislature Limits Aircraft Lawsuits Ala. Lawmakers Near Final Passage Of Airbus Bill http://apr.org/post/ala-lawmakers-near-final-passage-airbus-bill <P>Legislation to help protect Airbus from lawsuits involving planes built at the new plant in Mobile has moved closer to final passage in the Alabama Legislature.</P> <P>The House voted unanimously Thursday for the bill that places a 12-year limit on filing lawsuits as a result of an accident involving a plane built at the new plant. A lawsuit would have to involve a problem with the airplane that arose within 12 years of when the plane was sold.</P> <P>The bill passed the Senate earlier and was approved in the House Thursday. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:02:30 +0000 The Associated Press 26735 at http://apr.org Ala. Lawmakers Near Final Passage Of Airbus Bill State, Local Leaders from Ala Head to Germany http://apr.org/post/state-local-leaders-ala-head-germany <p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and other leaders are heading to Europe to promote Alabama at an aviation gathering.</p><p>The officials will attend the Aviation Forum 2012 for a special panel presentation about Airbus' decision to build aircraft in Mobile.</p><div><p>WKRG-TV (<a href="http://bit.ly/UyzeL2%29">http://bit.ly/UyzeL2)</a> reports the two-day gathering will be held in Hamburg, Germany, starting Tuesday.</p> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 14:43:44 +0000 The Associated Press 21124 at http://apr.org State, Local Leaders from Ala Head to Germany