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Groundbreaking set for U.S. Airbus plant

By Hpanchal on March 26, 2013

The construction of the Airbus A320 family assembly line in Mobile, Ala., will begin April 8 with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Aircraft assembly at the plant will begin in 2015 with the first aircraft delivery in 2016.

Executives from aerospace company EADS and Airbus – including Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier – will attend the event. Government officials will also be present.

Airbus announced in July 2012 that it would establish a major manufacturing facility in Mobile. It will be the company’s first U.S.-based production facility and will eventually create 1,000 jobs.