Airbus to Build Commercial Aircraft in Mobile

The wait is finally over and construction of the new Airbus facility is underway. According to Airbus, the $600 million assembly line at Brookley Aeroplex will create 1,000 jobs. The project makes Mobile County the only site in the western hemisphere assembling Airbus aircraft.

The aircraft assembly plant is slated to start operation in 2015, with first deliveries from the Mobile facility beginning in 2016. Airbus anticipates the facility will produce between 40 and 50 aircraft per year by 2018.

Mobile County is proud to welcome Airbus to its new home.

Here are the answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions.

Continue to check back often for more information as it becomes available.

How does my company become a supplier for the Airbus Alabama 320 final assembly line project?

As the company moves closer to announcing its construction timeline, they are committed to working with local vendors as best they can or where possible.

All companies interested in doing business with Airbus should reply to the "Airbus For Suppliers" tab on the website: http://www.airbus.com/company/americas/us/alabama/. On this site, suppliers will find two registration options:

  • For suppliers interested in working specifically on the new Airbus Alabama A320 family final assembly line project, please click here to visit the EADS eProc tool.
  • (Airbus has created a truly global supply chain that contributes to the success of its growing aircraft product line. More than 1,500 primary contractors in more than 30 countries deliver the quality components, parts, systems and hardware that Airbus requires - at the best quality and within the established timeframe.)

  • If you are a supplier interested in becoming part of the Airbus aircraft production supply chain, click here to register your company's information through the Airbus/EADS sourcing tool.
  • The Airbus/EADS Sourcing Tool allows you to describe your capabilities to Airbus buyers who will then contact you directly, if applicable. Airbus/EADS Sourcing also allows buyers and suppliers to exchange requirements and proposals online during the bid process. For small and medium-sized companies, your best points of contact may be our 1st and 2nd tier suppliers. Please use any existing contacts you may already have with these suppliers.

    To learn more about the Airbus Procurement organization and major suppliers, please click here.

    Also, for an additional source for the latest in aerospace supplier information, go to: www.alabamaaerosupply.com.

    What jobs are available? How do I apply for a job?

    Airbus and its recruiting partner, Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT), will post specific vacancies for Project Management and associated support roles as the positions are clearly defined. The postings will provide the required qualifications and application methods.

    Please check back periodically as regular updates will be available on this page of the Airbus website, and at: www.aidt.edu/airbus.

    Regular updates will be available on http://www.airbus.com/work/experienced-candidates/opportunities-in-the-usa/manufacturing-in-mobile/.

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