Airbus looks to increase, US, Canada spending

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Introduction
Aug. 21, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus continues its drive to purchase goods from suppliers outside Europe, encouraging development of an aerospace cluster around its new Mobile (AL) plant. Washington State, the home to arch-rival Boeing, has moved up slightly as a major supplier to Airbus. Canadian suppliers now sell $1.4bn in goods and services to Airbus. LNC met with Joe Marcheschi, the director of strategic procurement for Airbus Americas, on the sidelines of the ADSE conference at the Abbotsford Air Show Aug. 12.
Summary
  • Mobile aerospace cluster doesn’t have to include huge facilities.
  • Striving for environmentally friendly approach.
  • Growth at Mobile will come from production rate increases.

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