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How Airbus A320 aircraft assembly will roll in Alabama (video)

Curious about how Airbus’ Alabama workforce will assemble those A320 Family passenger jets in the company’s new, $600 million assembly line at Mobile Aeroplex?

A fast-paced video from Airbus paints a picture of how assembly operations will flow inside the company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility, where production has quietly begun in recent days. Airbus is holding a grand opening ceremony for the Alabama facility Monday, signifying the production launch.

In the video, an A320 Family jetliner is assembled on one of Airbus’ three existing final assembly lines for single-aisle passenger aircraft. The video shows the plane’s major components arriving at the manufacturing facility, where the fuselage is assembled, the wings and tail are attached, and the engines mounted.

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