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Boeing Alabama research center targets ‘next 100 years of innovation’

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Boeing’s history in Alabama spans more than half a century, and one of its latest projects in the state is helping to chart the aerospace giant’s future. The Boeing Research and Technology Center, which opened a year ago in Huntsville, serves...

Written by Dawn Azok

Mobile Aeroplex pursues growth strategy at Farnborough

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LONDON -- At Mobile Aeroplex, the home of Airbus’ U.S. passenger jet production center, the steel frame of a twin-bay aircraft paint shop is beginning to rise, a project that will add a new element to the complex’s growing aerospace cluster. [caption id="attachment_13819" align="alignright"

Written by Jerry Underwood

2016 Farnborough Airshow displays latest aircraft (photo gallery)

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LONDON — The Farnborough International Airshow is one of the biggest events on the global aerospace industry calendar, a recognized platform for deal-making and relationship-building that drives billions of dollars in transactions. The 2014 installment of the air show saw deals valued at more...

Written by Jerry Underwood

SES Alabama operation expanding rapidly as MRO business grows

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LONDON -- Science and Engineering Services Inc. is well under way with a major expansion of its Alabama operations, a $70 million, 450-job project announced two years ago during the Farnborough International Airshow in London. Today, as world aerospace industry leaders and others --

Written by Jerry Underwood

Rich in history, Alabama aerospace industry climbing to new heights

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The Alabama aerospace industry first took flight with the Wright Brothers and later flew to the moon with NASA’s Saturn V rocket. It has has now added passenger jet assembly and next-generation manufacturing technologies to a wide array of capabilities. With industry officials gathered...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama facility primes for production ramp-up

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Now that the first Alabama-made airplanes are rolling off the assembly line at the Airbus manufacturing plant in Mobile and taking to the skies, the big question is: What’s next? Plenty. In fact, the global plane maker has only just begun to make its...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing’s Alabama operations boost key space, defense programs

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A longtime pillar of Alabama’s aerospace industry, Boeing continues to break ground in the state. Whether it’s designing commercial aircraft, developing missile weapons systems, or testing for next-generation, human-rated rockets, the aviation juggernaut’s Alabama operations figure prominently into building U.S. space and defense programs.

Written by Dawn Azok

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

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