MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Construction at the Airbus Assembly Plant site at the Brookley Aeroplex is moving into high gear.
The question remains: when will the big influx of jobs become available?
The plant is starting to be a part of Mobile's skyline.
FIRST BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The first building that's going up is the final assembly line hangar, also called FAL. It’s one of nine buildings to be built at the site. The hangar is about eight to ten stories tall.
Hoar Program Management is the company that's the program manager for the facility.
The president of the company, Mike Lanier, said the hangar "is the main building on the campus where the aircraft components, after they've been received on the site and unpacked from shipping, will start to be put together."
UP NEXT: THE POWERHOUSE
Behind that will be the powerhouse, which is just as it sounds: where the utilities will be operating. After construction starts winding down on the assembly line hangar, work will begin on the powerhouse.
MORE CONSTRUCTION JOBS SHOULD OPEN UP
Contractors will also be bidding on other phases.
Lanier said, "We have the next major contractor package out for tender right now, and they will get started, hopefully, sometime between now and Christmas, and, so, they'll be doing some fairly significant hiring, too."
Don't start applying yet.
Lanier said, "As soon as we and Airbus make those final selections, we will announce those as we've done so far, and people can contact those firms about getting a job."
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