Airbus to Build A320 Aircraft in U.S.
Airbus announced plans to begin assembling aircraft in the United States starting in 2015, in addition to its production facilities in China, France, and Germany. The move is likely to strain labor and trade relations in the U.S. and Europe.
The company plans to build a $600 million production plant in Mobile, Alabama starting next year and hopes to product as many as 50 A320 aircraft annually.
As many as 1,000 jobs will be created according to Airbus and the company will receive local and state incentives for both worker training and the construction of the plant.
Airbus’ newest plant in Tianjin, China produces aircraft exclusively for the Chinese market at a rate of four to five per month.