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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

Alabama researchers probe futuristic propulsion system

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- At Redstone Arsenal, the cradle of the nation’s rocket program, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Boeing Co., NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Arsenal are working together to probe a futuristic propulsion system that could send explorers to Mars...

Written by Jerry Underwood

At Farnborough, Alabama universities play role in aerospace talks

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LONDON, England – Team Alabama’s secret weapon at the Farnborough International Airshow is the state’s education community, which has played a strong supporting role in efforts to recruit new aerospace investment and jobs at the industry’s global trade event. Representatives from the University of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing Alabama research center to bring new innovation

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A Boeing Co. research and development center being established in Alabama’s Rocket City will become an innovation hub that helps the aerospace company identify technological advancements critical to the company’s future, a Boeing official said. “Our new research center in Huntsville...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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