Alabama-based Hoar Programme Management (HPM) has been chosen by Airbus as programme manager for its A320 family assembly line in Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama. HPM will be responsible for the design and construction of the facility, including supporting procurement of design and construction service providers and suppliers. Construction of Airbus’ first US based production facility will begin this summer and is part of Airbus’ strategy to meet the growing needs of customers. The facility will assemble and deliver A319, A320 and A321 aircraft with aircraft assembly starting in 2015. First deliveries from the Mobile facility are planned to begin in 2016 and Airbus anticipates the facility will produce between 40 and 50 aircraft per year by 2018.