Check out the $600 million Alabama factory where Airbus builds jets for American, Delta, and JetBlue
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January 4, 2020 - by David Slotnick for businessinsider.com
- Airbus assembles its hot-selling A320-family jets at a handful of factories spread around the world.
- One of those assembly plants in located in Mobile, Alabama.
- The Mobile plant builds planes for the company's US customers including American, Delta, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Allegiant, and Hawaiian Airlines.
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Over the last five decades, Airbus has developed into a global aviation giant. The European consortium and Boeing now make up the duopoly that dominates the global commercial aircraft industry.
But most people are not aware of the substantial manufacturing footprint Toulouse, France-based Airbus has in the US. This includes helicopters in Mississippi and satellites in Florida.
And then there's the crown jewel, the commercial aircraft final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.
Earlier this year, Airbus broke ground on a second final assembly line at its Mobile complex to build the new A220 airliner.
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