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The U.S. is one of the largest single-aisle aircraft markets in the world, with Airbus predicting the U.S. will need 4,600 aircraft over the next 20 years. Mobile will become the newest part of the Airbus global production network, joining assembly lines in Hamburg, Toulouse and Tianjin.
The new facility is not the only presence Airbus has in Alabama. The company operates an Engineering Center in Mobile, also located at Brookley Aeroplex, as well as an Airbus Military customer services operation supporting U.S. Coast Guard aircraft.
The company said that the new Mobile assembly line, together with associated functions, should create as many as 1,000 new jobs.