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March 7, 2021
Sources: Mobile Chosen for Aircraft Facility
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A site in Mobile has been selected for a multibillion-dollar Air Force contract, the port city's second major industrial victory in less than a year.

Congressional sources familiar with the contract said Northrup Grumman Corp., which makes Airbus planes, was chosen by the Air Force to build refueling tankers.

The contract is expected to bring 2,000 aerospace industry jobs to the Mobile area.

Last May, German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp picked a site near Mobile for a steel plant expected to create some 2,700 jobs when fully operational.

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