Airbus Defense and Space has selected Airbus DS Military Aircraft in Mobile, Alabama as the new worldwide support center for the C212 aircraft series, which includes the 100, 200, 300 and 400 variants. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in Mobile, Airbus DS Military Aircraft continues to increase its service and support capabilities in repair and overhaul of various Airbus aircraft and components. With a large customer base both in military and civil operations, North and South America are collectively home to the largest C212 fleet in the world. Airbus DS Military Aircraft offers complete maintenance, repair and overhaul services, extensive material services, professional engineering, and technical support for transport aircraft. Its 50-person Mobile operation provides operators of the C212 and CN235 tactical transports with the capabilities of a certified FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency repair station. The C212 transport aircraft was designed to operate in austere environments for extended periods of time, without the need for ground support equipment. It is able to carry up to 25 people or a 6,200 pound max payload.