Driven largely by wing work for the A320NEO, A350 and A380 programs, Airbus is expanding its airframe design and analysis engineering center in downtown Wichita for a second time to accommodate the nearly 150 staff it has added in the past year. The work is not related to the company’s development of an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala., nor to the wing and fuselage fabrication done in Kinston, N.C., by Airbus’s largest U.S. airframe supplier, Spirit AeroSystems, says the head of ...


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