A Big Plus for Airbus to Locate in Bay County

Florida State University is adding its name to the list of organizations hoping to attract Airbus to Bay County.

FSU said it will develop a specific course of study and research programs in aeronautical, mechanical and electrical engineering if Airbus decides to build a factory by the new airport in West Bay.

Airbus wants to build KC-330’s at a new plant. Bay County is one of three sites in Florida being considered.

The new facility would employ more than 1,000 people.

A decision on a new home for Airbus is expected by the end of the year.

Groundbreaking for the newly relocated Panama City Airport is tentatively set for this coming December.