Airbus to Construct Aircraft Paint Shop

Airbus to Construct Aircraft Paint Shop

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Airbus says it has awarded a contract for operation of a painting facility adjacent to the Final Assembly Line in Mobile.

MAAS Aviation of Dublin, Ireland will operate the $13m facility.  Construction is set to begin in the next couple of months with completion scheduled for the middle of next year.

The paint shop is another milestone in the development of the Airbus FAL at Mobile's Brookley Aeroplex.  The company will also eventually develop a Delivery Center, where customers from various countries will come to pick up the airplanes built in Mobile.

Airbus plans to build the A320 family of planes in Mobile, with the first one slated to be delivered to Jet Blue.  It is set to be completed in the new FAL in 2016.
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