Battling Boeing Airbus Plans to Open First Factory in America

European aviation giant Airbus appears set to announce plans to open a plant in Alabama. The move would enable the company to reduce costs and also compete more directly with Boeing in its home market. The aerospace firm already has top-notch American customers including Delta and US Airways.
Currently, Airbus A320 aircraft are manufactured at plants in Hamburg (pictured here) and Toulouse in France.

Currently, Airbus A320 aircraft are manufactured at plants in Hamburg (pictured here) and Toulouse in France.

Foto: Maurizio Gambarini/ picture alliance / dpa
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