Airbus Forging Ahead

Issue: 02-2019Photo(s): By Airbus

Airbus has begun construction of company’s American A220 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama in the United States (US). The new assembly line will be located at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley adjacent to the company’s existing Airbus A320 family production line and will be used to produce A220-100 and A220-300 aircraft for customers in the US. Aircraft production is planned to begin at the new facility in Q3 2019 and the first delivery of a Mobile-assembled Airbus A220 aircraft is scheduled for 2020. The new facility will be complete by next year.