Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, along with Mobile and Baldwin leaders, are in London for the Farnborough air show.
State officials say the key to this trip is to keep encouraging the suppliers of airbus to establish offices and businesses in Alabama
The governor stressed the Alabama delegation is strongly encouraging aviation suppliers to move here because it makes better business sense.
“As airbus becomes more of an Americanized company…as they realize it’s better to have suppliers close at hand…many of the people who actually supply airbus,…in fact, I just talked with one this afternoon who ships their parts to the united states to Europe and then back to Alabama….shipping back to Alabama….that’s very inefficient,” Bentley said.
In the next three days, the Alabama team will meet with close to one-hundred aviation and aerospace company officials.
The Farnborough air show is taking place two years after airbus announced it was building a $600 million assembly plant in Mobile.
The hope is that 1,000 new jobs will be created when the Mobile aeroplex starts building four new planes a month.
Governor Bentley said he should have several positive announcements about their success during this trip.