Bombardier filing gives job numbers for new Alabama aircraft plant

Friday, 10 November 2017, 10:04:26 PM. According to a regulatory filing from Bombardier, a proposed aircraft assembly line in Mobile could create 400 to 500 direct jobs in the area, and would represent an investment of hundreds of millions of dollars.
According to a regulatory filing from Bombardier, a proposed aircraft assembly line in Mobile could create 400 to 500 direct jobs in the area, and would represent an investment of hundreds of millions of dollars. Airbus and Canada-based Bombardier announced in October that they had agreed to form a partnership to build Bombardier's C Series passenger jets. Airbus CEO Tom Enders said "we intend to build a second Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama, serving U.S. customers." Many details of how that will play out were unclear at the time and remain so a month later. A timetable for construction hasn't been revealed, nor have financing arrangements for the project. The publicly available portion of Bombardier's recent filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission doesn't answer a lot of questions, but it does provide some projected numbers. According to the document, "current Bombardier estimates predict that the agreement with Airbus, if approved, would create over 2,000 permanent jobs in the United States ... The breakdown of 1,950 to 2,450 permanent jobs is as follows: 400 to 500 direct jobs, 550 to 700 indirect jobs, and 1,000 to 1,250 induced jobs." (Direct jobs would be people employed by the plant, and indirect jobs would be people working for companies that provide materials or services to the plant. Jobs created as those people spend money in the community are induced jobs.) The report additionally estimates that establishing "the necessary C Series facilities"...Read more
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