Airbus In Mobile Deal Passes One Year Mark

Airbus In Mobile Deal Passes One Year Mark

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These big machines are moving in the rain.  Come to Brookley Field today and you'll see how much Airbus has expanded its footprint.  They've pushed back public access and expanded their construction work to where it's almost adjacent to the current Mobile headquarters. 

We're still a long way to go from seeing a final assembly line plant like the one we saw in Hamburg, Germany.  In order to get big parts into Mobile--roads are still being worked on, this part of broad street near Michigan Avenue needs a lot of work before can handle giant aircraft parts.  While Mobile hasn't fully gained a plane manufacturer plant yet--the city has gained some recognition.

"One time at the air show they wanted to know where Mobile was, now they know and everyone's looking and seeing Mobile too," says Mobile Mayor Sam Jones. 

In the year since this big party Airbus has consistently been sighted by politicians and business folk as a bright spot on the horizon.  Until we start seeing the nuts and bolts of what airbus produces it may be all talk right now--as officials stay optimistic.

"It's probably the largest announcement we've had since Brookley Field when it comes to what's going to happen out there and in this community," says Jones. 

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