On last May, the company announced that finalist sites and states receiving RFPs are Mobile Downtown Airport, Mobile, Alabama; Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, Florida; Stennis International Airport, Kiln, Mississippi; and, Charleston International Airport, North Charleston, South Carolina.
EADS North America previously announced that it will team with U.S. industrial partners, and has committed to establishing assembly and support facilities in the United States that could eventually employ more than 1,000 persons.
Earlier this month in Paris, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and two members of the state's congressional delegation met with company executives to make their case. Riley dined with EADS North America Chief Executive Ralph Crosby, David Oliver, head of the company's defense division, and their wives, along with U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions and U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, both Mobile Republicans, the Mobile Register reported in a story Sunday.
About EADS North America
EADS North America is the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $6 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 100,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. With 11 operating companies located in 31 cities and 16 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.
EADS North America Subsidiaries and Operating Companies: EADS North America Defense, Arlington, VA; ARC Information Assurance Institute, San Antonio, TX; American Eurocopter LLC, Grand Prairie, TX; EADS Aeroframe Services, LLC, Lake Charles, LA; EADS CASA North America, Chantilly, VA; Socata Aircraft, Inc., Pembroke Pines, FL; EADS Sogerma Barfield, Inc., Miami, FL; Fairchild Controls Corporation, Frederick, MD; Racal Instruments, Irvine, CA; EADS Supply & Services, Rockville, MD; TYX, Reston, VA.