MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Airbus has announced its program manager for the new A220 assembly line at the Brookley Aeroplex. HPM will be responsible for managing all aspects of the design and construction of the new facility. The company also oversaw the construction of the A320 facility that opened at Brookley in 2015.
“We are ready to begin construction on Airbus’ next industrial facility in the U.S., and expand our current operations in Mobile,” said Daryl Taylor, Vice President & General Manager of the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing in a press release.
Construction on facilities to accommodate A320 expansion and new A220 production has begun, and construction for a main A220 flow line building is expected to begin next year. Airbus hopes to deliver its first Mobile-made A220 in 2020.
HPM currently has offices in Mobile, Birmingham, Huntsville, Auburn, Atlanta, Dallas, and Tampa. The company’s history with Airbus in Mobile dates back to the completion of the Airbus Engineering Center in Mobile in 2007.