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Airbus opens its first aircraft factory in the US

Company seeks to raise visibility with potential clients in a market dominated by Boeing

Deliveries from Airbus' US$600 million plant in Mobile, Alabama, are due to start early next year with the production tempo increasing to four aircraft a month by early 2018.


AIRBUS Group NV, challenging Boeing Co for supremacy in the US$80 billion market for large commercial airliners, is opening its first jet production site on the US competitor's home turf.

The French-based planemaker on Monday was slated to officially unveil a US$600