On the site it had planned to assemble tankers for the U.S. Air Force, Airbus hopes to make its A320 family more competitive in the world’s biggest replacement market for single-aisle transports. Construction is planned to start next year on a 116-acre plot at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Ala., with assembly of the first A320 in 2015 and delivery early in 2016. By 2017, Airbus expects to assemble 40-50 units per year, or four a month. By 2017-18, the company expects to shift to the ...

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