Airbus Americas Headquarters: Herndon, Va., United States Phone: 703.834.3400 Overview: The Mobile engineering center is part of Airbus Americas, which has six operational locations in the United States: headquarters, Herndon, Va.; spares center in Ashburn, Va.; training center in Miami, Fla.; safety and technical affairs in Washington, D.C.; and engineering centers in Wichita, Kan.; and Mobile, Ala. Parent: Airbus Americas is the U.S. subsidiary of Airbus S.A.S of Blagnac, France, a subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co., headquartered in the Netherlands. Noteworthy: Airbus produces about half the world’s jet airliners and began as a consortium of aerospace manufacturers. It has 16 sites in four European Union countries, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Spain, with final assembly in Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Seville, Spain; and Tianjin, China. In addition to the U.S. subsidiary, Airbus has subsidiaries in Japan and China. Major Airbus products: A380, A318, A319, A320, A321, A300, A310, A330, A340, A350 Major Airbus competitors: Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer
Overview: The Airbus Engineering Center at Brookley Industrial Complex in Mobile, Ala., officially opened in February 2007. At full capacity, the engineering center will employ at least 150 engineers. At the time of its opening, it was seen as the first step towards a large-scale industrial complex at Brookley in the event the company's A330-200F aircraft was used as the platform for an aerial refueling tanker to be built by Northrop Grumman on the same site.
Address: 1801 S. Broad Street, Mobile, AL 36615
Products or services: production development, production engineering and post-production modification phases for all aircraft in Airbus' production line
Connections: In the Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor region, corporate parent EADS also operates an EADS CASA maintenance facility at the regional airport in Mobile, Ala., and manufacturers helicopters at American Eurocopter in Columbus, Miss.