Today Airbus held an event in Mobile announcing the increase of capacity at its U.S. Manufacturing Facility with the building of a new Final Assembly Line (FAL), expected to break ground in Q1 2023 and include the hiring of 1,000 new employees.
In addition to the new assembly line, Airbus will build a paint shop and modify hangars with a double bay by the end of 2023 to increase FAL rate capacity.
During the event, Airbus Americas Chairman & CEO Jeff Knittel spoke about the Company’s business decision to double its presence in Mobile, while Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Site VP & General Manager Daryl Taylor, officially introduced the newest class of Airbus’ Mobile apprenticeship program established this year in partnership with the State of Alabama.
Airbus also launched its most recent recruiting effort #JoinTeamAirbus to immediately fill 300 new positions.
The event concluded with a media Q&A and reception.
Local and regional officials taking part in the event included Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson, Baldwin County Commissioner Jeb Ball and Interim President of Bishop State Community College Dr. Lawrence Brandyburg.