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FTZ Production Authority Granted for Aircraft, Satellite Facilities

Thursday, January 08, 2015
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The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has authorized production activity under zone procedures at the Airbus Americas Inc. facility within site 1 of FTZ 82 in Mobile, Ala., which is used for the manufacture commercial passenger aircraft.

The FTZ Board has also approved expanded production activity under zone procedures at the Orbital Sciences Corporation facility within FTZ 75 in Gilbert, Ariz. OSC already had authority to produce satellites and space craft launch vehicles at this facility, and the FTZ Board has now added a foreign component (aluminum cable tie mounts) to the scope of authority.

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