Hundreds More Orders For Airbus Makes Mobile Future Brighter

Hundreds More A320 Orders For Airbus Makes Mobile Future Brighter

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The recent $24b order for 234 A320 airplanes caps off a steady increase in the backlog of orders for Airbus. 

According to Airbus Engineering Manager Dave Trent in Mobile, just in the past few days the manufacturer has received more than 450 orders for the A320 family of airplanes.

"That puts our backlog at more than 4,682 airplanes---that's over 638 billion dollars worth of backlog, which is about seven years of production." says Trent.

And all of that translates well for Mobile's future Final Assembly Plant in terms of job opportunities and more economic development.

"We envision that the a320 final assembly line in mobile will service the markets that are close to us, the Americas' markets, but that's not an exclusive thing. So all orders of this aircraft will benefit mobile." Trent says.

Groundbreaking for the $600m Airbus plant in Mobile is set for April 8th. 

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