Governor Kay Ivey said the expansion project represents a milestone for Airbus, which announced plans for the Alabama facility in 2012 and has been in constant growth mode ever since.
“The relationship between Airbus and Alabama is a shining example of what can be accomplished when great organizations join hands,” she said. “Airbus, a global leader in the aerospace industry, has placed its trust in Alabama … and folks, we are rising to the occasion.
“This is ‘Team Alabama’ at its best — government, industry and community coming together to support a vital pillar of our state’s economy,” she added.
Governor Ivey said the addition of 1,000 new jobs at the Airbus facility will push total employment there to 2,800.
NEW A320 FAL
The centerpiece of Airbus’ expansion project, announced in May 2022, is the addition of a new, 350,000-square-foot A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) to ramp up production of the in-demand passenger jet.
Overall, the growth plans include over a dozen new structures that will add 1 million square feet of space to Airbus’ U.S. Manufacturing Facility, effectively doubling the aircraft plant’s production area.