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Airbus flying high in Mobile

DB Schenker develops streamlined logistics and transportation system for final assembly plant.

It’s been three years since Airbus opened a final assembly plant for its A320 family of aircraft in Mobile, Ala., and the company’s supply chain operation now is riding high.

The Toulouse, France-based aerospace manufacturer selected the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley for the $600 million, 53-acre manufacturing facility in 2012, with construction beginning the following year. Airbus said it chose Mobile because it has a port, the company already had a presence in the city with its engineering and military support centers, and the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley — a large, underutilized former military base — had existing aviation infrastructure.

This article was originally written by Hailey Desormeaux in American Shipper.

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