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The city that landed America’s Airbus Final Assembly Line and is home to other global aviation leaders, including VT MAE, Continental Motors and Safran Engineering Services, has more work to do at the Farnborough Air Show in 2014.
A delegation of business and community leaders from Mobile, Alabama, will be in Farnborough touting its logistical and infrastructure assets in an effort to recruit additional aerospace companies, including current and future Airbus suppliers.
According to Airbus, A320 and A320 neo orders continue to climb, and the company announced it logged 209 orders from its A320 family in June (www.airbus.com/company/market/orders-deliveries/). The popularity of the Airbus product secure Mobile’s future as one of the few cities in the world that manufacture aircraft.
Who: Delegation members include: Sandy Stimpson, Mayor, City of Mobile; Troy Wayman, the area’s lead economic developer and vice president of economic development for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce; Roger Wehner, executive director of the Mobile Airport Authority; Jimmy Lyons, director / chief executive officer of the Alabama State Port Authority; Lee Lawson, president of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance; and Connie Hudson, president, Mobile County Commission.
What/Where: Will be at the Alabama Booth (Hall 2, B20) at the Farnborough Air Show
When: 13 July through 16 July, 2014
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