Eastern Iowa is landing more jobs for the business of — taking off. Alcoa’s Davenport Works plant is a major supplier of aluminum for a new passenger jet, the Airbus A-three-80. Alcoa’s Kevin Lowry says literally from the tail to the nose, Alcoa will be supplying products to make the A-380. In order to keep up with the extra work, Alcoa is hiring one-hundred new workers for the Davenport plant. Lowry says the parts will be sent to France where the plane is constructed. He says the A-380 really will be designed for taking people from large cities to other large cities, like from Chicago to Hong Kong.There is some job security for the new employees as Lowry says the airbus will probably remain in production for the next 30 years.
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