AIR­BUS DE­LIV­ERS FIRST US MADE PLANE

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Alabama con­tin­ues to prove it­self as Amer­ica’s low-cost trans­porta­tion man­u­fac­tur­ing cen­ter as Europe’s Air­bus re­cently rolled out its first plane man­u­fac­tured at its Mo­bile, Alabama plant.

The new Air­bus A321 was pur­chased by Jet­blue. Jet­blue flies pri­mar­ily Air­bus planes.

Air­bus an­nounced its com­mit­ment to build a sin­gle-aisle as­sem­bly line in Mo­bile, Alabama in 2012, and less than one year later, broke ground on the $600 mil­lion (U.S.) fa­cil­ity. The cer­e­mo­nial in­au­gu­ra­tion of the plant came in Septem­ber 2015.

Cur­rently, nine other A320 Fam­ily air­craft are in pro­duc­tion at the fa­cil­ity in ad­di­tion to the A321 de­liv­ered to Jet­blue. The Air­bus U.S. Man­u­fac­tur­ing Fa­cil­ity is ex­pected to pro­duce four air­craft per month by the end of 2017.

The Mo­bile plant has al­ready be­come a sig­nif­i­cant part of the Air­bus world­wide pro­duc­tion net­work and joins the fi­nal as­sem­bly lines in Toulouse, France; Ham­burg, Ger­many; and Tian­jin, China.

Alabama also has a num­ber of auto man­u­fac­tur­ers, in­clud­ing: Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-benz and Toy­ota.

Alabama is a right-to-work state.

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