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Airbus to open factory on rival Boeing's U.S. turf

Publié par Clifford Armion le 07/03/2012

Karen Jacobs and Kelli Dugan

MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) - Flanked by U.S. Gulf Coast politicians, top executives from Airbus unveiled plans to build their first U.S. factory and said it will help the European planemaker win market share from Boeing Co in the world's busiest aviation market.
The plant in Mobile, Alabama, is due to open in 2016 and will assemble narrow-body A320 aircraft, said Airbus, a unit of EADS . The facility is expected to create some 1,000 jobs and help the company take "more than a few percentage points" of market share from its prime rival, Airbus sales chief John Leahy said.
Airbus holds 20 percent of the market for narrow-body jets in the United States, compared with 53 percent of the market worldwide.
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"Airbus to open factory on rival Boeing's U.S. turf", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 23/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/airbus-to-open-factory-on-rival-boeing-s-u-s-turf