Airbus to open first assembly plant in U.S.

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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, right, and Airbus President & CEO Fabrice Bregier celebrate the announcement that Airbus will establish its first assembly plant in the United States in Mobile, Ala., Monday, July 2, 2012. The French-based company said the Alabama plant is expected to cost $600 million to build and will employ 1,000 people when it reaches full production, likely to be four planes a month by 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)