Airbus has two major development programs underway and eight years of orders to fill. So it is understandable that as concrete begins flowing on its fourth A320 production site—the first in the U.S.—it is using a proven layout as it focuses on keeping its assembly lines humming. “We really need the supply chain to run like clockwork,” Airbus North America President and CEO Barry Eccleston told an audience full of suppliers at Aviation Week’s Civil Aircraft Manufacturing (CAM) conference ...

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