Alabama Airbus

Airbus Mobile
8:15 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Airbus Breaking Ground on South Alabama Plant

Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama.
Airbus

Airbus is breaking ground on its new aircraft assembly plant in Mobile.


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.


The $600 million factory is expected to employ 1,000 people once production of the Airbus A320 jet begins around 2015.


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.

Business & Education
6:27 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Alabama Lands its 1st Airbus Supplier

Officials announced Airbus would build an aircraft assembly plant in Mobile in July 2012.
Credit timesfreepress.com

Alabama has landed its first Airbus supplier.


A subsidiary of Labinal, Safran Engineering Services, announced Thursday that it will operate an engineering supporting facility in Mobile that will hire 30 to 50 people. Labinal is part of the French aerospace company Safran Group.


Gov. Robert Bentley said he met with Labinal officials during a visit to the Farnborough International Air Show in England earlier this year and encouraged the company to locate in Alabama.

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