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Alabama aerospace rivals compete at Farnborough

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LONDON – Alabama’s economic development team at this week’s Farnborough International Airshow faced plenty of competition from other states seeking to make...

Alabama team begins high-level meetings at Farnborough

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LONDON – Governor Robert Bentley, Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield and economic development specialists from around Alabama have begun a series of pre-scheduled meetings at the Farnborough International Airshow with leaders of aerospace companies. Governor Bentley and the recruitment team from the Alabama Department of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Bentley kicks off Alabama mission at Farnborough

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LONDON – Governor Robert Bentley addressed a group of Alabama economic development and community leaders at a breakfast this morning that kick-started the state’s job-hunting mission at the Farnborough International Airshow. Governor Bentley is leading the Alabama delegation at the air show, where officials...

Written by Jerry Underwood

New UAH wind tunnel ready for supersonic research

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 HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A new $2 million wind tunnel system at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is ready to undertake supersonic flow research with Mach numbers up to 3 -- airspeeds topping 2,000 miles per hour. Built with support from the Alabama Innovation Fund,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Four trends lifting Alabama aerospace industry to new altitudes

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One day last month, a barge floated along the Tennessee River toward NASA’s Alabama hub, the Marshall Space Flight Center. On board was a key piece of hardware for the agency’s Space Launch System, its new deep space exploration rocket. The hardware – fabricated...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Wheels Up: New video captures Alabama aerospace ascent

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Alabama’s aerospace industry is blasting to new heights. With Airbus ramping up passenger jet production in Mobile and companies such as GE Aviation and UTC Aerospace Systems expanding their presence in the state, Alabama is primed for growth in the sector. “Alabama has a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Southeast Alabama targets aerospace connections at Farnborough

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Southeast Alabama has a long history of successful aerospace operations, and its business and government leaders hope to build on that legacy with new jobs and investments. Representatives from Dothan, Enterprise, Andalusia and elsewhere in the region are part of the Alabama economic development...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Bentley to head Alabama team at Farnborough Airshow

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley is leading an Alabama delegation that includes top economic development specialists to the Farnborough International Airshow near London next week for meetings aimed at fueling additional growth in the state’s aerospace sector. Governor Bentley and a small working team...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Team Alabama at 2014 Farnborough Air Show (photo gallery)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Team Alabama has returned from a productive 2014 Farnborough International Air Show after securing three project announcements involving more than 700 new aerospace jobs and participating in scores of company meetings. Governor Robert Bentley reported that the state’s air show economic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama firm building test stands for largest NASA rocket

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – NASA’s next-generation rocket will one day make an epic journey to Mars, but first it will have to pass trials at giant test stands now under construction in Alabama. Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie has been awarded a $45.3 million contract to build...

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At Farnborough, Alabama cities connect with aerospace contacts

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LONDON, England – Matt Parker, president of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, scurried down a crowded corridor in one of the pavilions at the Farnborough International Airshow for a scheduled meeting during the aerospace industry global trade event. Like many in the Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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