Airbus to Expand US Aircraft Assembly
MOBILE, AL—As part of an overall plan to produce 63 A320 aircraft per month worldwide in 2021, Airbus will increase production of the jetliners at its assembly plant here to seven per month by the beginning of 2021. This increase, and continued recruiting for the A220 manufacturing team, will add 275 jobs to the facility during the next year.
Airbus will also invest another $40 million in the complex to build an additional support hangar, bringing its total investment in the Gulf Coast city to more than $1 billion.
In 2019, the company added 600 new jobs in Mobile. With plans already in place for production of four A220 aircraft per month in Mobile by the middle of the decade, Airbus is on track to produce more than 130 aircraft in Mobile each year.