Skip to comments.Airbus planning to build first US factory in Alabama [sources]
Posted on 06/28/2012 1:21:46 AM PDT by wolf78
European plane maker Airbus intends to build its first U.S. plant in Mobile, Ala., a person with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Airbus will assemble its A320 jet there, according to the person, who requested anonymity because a public announcement has not been made. The A320 is a widely used plane flown by U.S. airlines including Delta and US Airways.
An Alabama plant would enable Airbus to produce planes squarely in the territory of archrival Boeing Co. It would likely mean lower production costs compared with Airbus' European A320 production lines in Toulouse, France, and Hamburg, Germany. The company also makes A320s in China.
The plan was reported earlier Wednesday by The New York Times, citing anonymous sources who said that an announcement could come as soon as Monday.
Airbus has said it wants to expand, and that it favors a site in the Southern U.S.
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I think Alabama should tell Airbus to take an FN leap.
But they won’t.
They’ll suck up and bend over for the cash.
If they can keep the UAW out.
Please explain to the thread why Alabama should turn away foreign investment.
Is it somehow unpatriotic to compete with Boeing?
Would you prefer everyone to be on the dole?
It’s 21st century sharecropping. Perfect location, really.
I’m surprised it’s going to Mobile. I guess they must need to be close to a port? I would have guessed Huntsville for a number of reasons.
Yeah, New England wouldn't work at all. /s
Ping to the above.
Hyundai in Montgomery, Mercedes in Tuscaloosa, and Honda near Anniston.
None of them have unions.
We're a very conservative state with a strong work ethic and pro business outlook. FReepers should applaud this; not call us sharecroppers!
If any state still has sharecroppers and plantations, it's with the democratic party in the Northeast and West coasts!
Location, location, location!!!
... and I-65.
Right on! I work for their competitor, but power to Alabama. This imho is much better than outsourcing.
Oh, yeah, and there is that port thingy too...
Congrats to Governor Robert Bentley !!! Great news for the state of Alabama !!!
Of all the flying I’ve done I’ve only flown Airbus a couple of times...and one time was intentional.I had the chance to fly the A380 once and I took it.A very nice aircraft,I must say.However,my basic attitude is “if it ain’t Boeing,I ain’t going”.
Airbus is crap.
That might be one of the reasons why they are opening a manufacturing plant in Alabama.
I agree. Between this, car production and the recent immigration law, it's obvious that Alabama is doing something right. The only downside is it makes me say nice things about Alabama. (Go Vols)
Alabama is cashing in on the Union strong holds. I think they have a good business model.
Maybe you should google it.
toiling the ground owned by foreigners might be what passes for a win these days, but not to anyone with any sense.
Oh geez, that’s just so plain stupid.
As if “American” corporations aren’t global, too.
Speaking of American corporations, the biggest money-maker in Alabama (and elsewhere) is Walmart. They’re expanding in Asia and Europe. Sharecroppers? Toiling the ground for foreign Yankees?
Let me tell ya pal, sense you do not have...
Good for Alabama.
And, I'll still avoid airbus unless there are literally no options.
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