MOBILE, AL—Source: Airbus marks milestone in growth project adding 1,000 jobs in Mobile by Jerry Underwood

Airbus will ramp up aircraft production and add 1,000 workers at the company's Mobile manufacturing facility.

Governor Kay Ivey said the expansion project represents a milestone for Airbus, which announced plans for the Alabama facility in 2012 and has been in constant growth mode ever since. Governor Ivey said adding 1,000 new jobs at the Airbus facility will push total employment to 2,800.

Airbus announced the central feature of its expansion project in May 2022, a new 350,000-square-foot A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) to ramp up production of the in-demand passenger jet. The growth plans include over a dozen new structures that will add 1 million square feet of space to Airbus' U.S. Manufacturing Facility, effectively doubling the aircraft plant's production area. Airbus is targeting the third quarter of 2025 to complete the expansion project, which follows the addition of an FAL for A220 aircraft.

Since entering Alabama, Airbus has invested over $1 billion in its Mobile manufacturing facility.