Airbus calls the estimated $600m investment in its first US based facility in Mobile, Alabama, a "major strategic" step, and says the US is the largest single-aisle aircraft market in the world. Fin24
reports that the move is seen as a challenge to Airbus' biggest competitor, Boeing, as the US is considered a home base for Boeing.
The planned manufacturing facility will be responsible for assembling and delivering A320 family aircraft, and Airbus stressed that the assembly line, which will create jobs and strengthen the aerospace industry, is part of its strategy to enhance global competitiveness by meeting the growing needs of Airbus customers in the United States and elsewhere, Fin24
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