Airbus on April 1 is scheduled to break ground at its planned final assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama. Airbus Chief Operating Officer-Customers John Leahy says assembly of A320s is scheduled to start in 2015 and first deliveries will be made in 2016. Leahy says the Mobile plant will provide aircraft for customers outside, as well as within North America. “I was talking to a CEO of a very large leasing company and he wants to take all his A320NEO aircraft from the Mobile plant,” Leahy says.

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