Officials examine an All Nippon Airways 787 that landed at Takamatsu airport in Takamatsu, western Japan, on the day before after leaking electrolyte from a main battery located in an electrical room below the cockpit, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Japan's two biggest airlines and the U.S. aviation agency grounded more than half the Boeing 787s in use around the world after the emergency landing of one of the jets exposed a battery fire risk in the technologically advanced aircraft. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE
Airbus will break ground on its new plant in Mobile on Monday.
Alabama U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions says aviation training offered by Enterprise State Community College is a big part of why the company decided to locate in the state.
The European aircraft manufacturer wants a trained workforce already in place.
"Enterprise State Community College's mission to train these people gives confidence to the Airbus team that they will have the folks in alabma with the qualfificatons to provide the skilled workers," Sen. Sessions said.
Once complete, the Airbus plant will be one of only three large aircraft facilities in the world.