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Alabama aerospace connections on display at Farnborough Airshow

Farnborough Air Show

FARNBOROUGH, England – The Farnborough International Airshow is the global industry’s grand event in 2018, highlighted by thunderous aerial flyovers and mindboggling billion-dollar aircraft purchase announcements. The airshow also represents an opportunity to showcase Alabama’s deep connections to the dynamic aerospace industry and to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Educators are Alabama’s ‘secret weapon’ on Farnborough mission

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FARNBOROUGH, England -- Colleges and universities across Alabama have played a key role in building the state’s aerospace industry, and they were back at it this week at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. Representatives from the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama in Huntsville,

Written by Dawn Azok

New investment fuels aerospace job growth across Alabama

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Momentum continues to build in Alabama’s aerospace industry, which is adding new investments and hundreds of jobs to produce innovative, in-demand products in communities across the state. In 2017 alone, there were announcements totaling nearly $690 million and 1,750 jobs. Those numbers increased the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama team departs Farnborough after 2 days of promising talks

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield departed London today after two intensive days of meetings at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow that left them encouraged about growth prospects in the industry. While at Farnborough, the Alabama team engaged in 16 appointments with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Aviation Training Center plays key role in aerospace growth

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MOBILE, Alabama -- A key ingredient to the success of Alabama’s Airbus jet manufacturing facility is an innovative advanced training center built by the state to boost the aerospace industry workforce. The $7 million Alabama Aviation Training Center, which opened in 2014 at Mobile Aeroplex,

Written by Dawn Azok

Leonardo T-100 factory would provide massive lift for Tuskegee

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The Leonardo aircraft manufacturing facility that’s slated to be built in Tuskegee would have a vast economic impact across Macon County and beyond, according to key local officials supporting the project. The global aerospace and defense firm’s plans to produce the T-100 jet trainerat...

Written by Dawn Azok

5 ways Alabama researchers are taking on aerospace challenges

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Universities across Alabama are helping to shape the future of the global aerospace industry. From complex research projects to intensive training for future pilots and engineers, these institutions are making a significant impact on the journey to conquer skies and space. As global aerospace...

Written by Dawn Azok

BAE Systems to invest $45.5 million in Alabama expansion

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FARNBOROUGH, England – Governor Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number of jobs and add new capabilities at its operations in Huntsville. In an announcement coinciding with the start of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Carpenter Technology plans Alabama Emerging Technology Center

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FARNBOROUGH, England  – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Philadelphia-based Carpenter Technology Corp. at the Farnborough International Airshow today to announce plans for adding an Emerging Technology Center at its campus in Limestone County in northern Alabama. The facility will initially focus on additive...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team begins Farnborough meetings targeting growth

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FARNBOROUGH, England – Alabama’s business development team at the Farnborough International Airshow began holding its initial rounds of appointments this morning with aerospace companies. Over the next two days, Governor Kay Ivey and Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, and his...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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