Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Praises Airbus Expansion Announcement

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Jan 9, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) released the following statement following the announcement that Airbus will be expanding its operations in Mobile and adding an additional 275 jobs.

Congressman Byrne said: “Today’s announcement that Airbus will be expanding its Southwest Alabama footprint is exciting news and a further testament to the workers and pro-jobs culture of our community. This investment is yet another demonstration of Airbus’ long-term commitment to our region and our workforce.

“The Trump Administration's initial decision to exempt parts and components used at Airbus Mobile from tariffs is driving huge demand for our American made Airbus planes. I look forward to continuing advocating for the men and women who work at Airbus Mobile and thank President Trump and his administration for their eagerness to work with me and other leaders to benefit Alabama workers.”

Airbus will increase the production rate of A320 family aircraft at its Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile from six to seven per month by the beginning of 2021.