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Alabama cities look for aerospace growth at Paris Air Show

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PARIS – With Alabama emerging as the next hub of passenger jet assembly, officials from cities as different as Birmingham and Enterprise traveled to this week’s Paris Air Show to position their communities for potential growth in the aerospace sector. Steve Pelham, chief of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Marshall engineers 3-D print copper rocket part in NASA milestone

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – NASA engineers at Alabama’s Marshall Space Flight Center have produced the first full-scale, copper rocket part using additive manufacturing – a milestone for aerospace 3-D printing. The part is a combustion chamber liner that must operate at extreme conditions during flight.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama workforce gets hands-on training in Europe (video)

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The first fuselage sections for Airbus’ maiden “Made in America” aircraft have arrived in Alabama, but the company’s workforce has been working quietly for months getting ready to launch assembly at Airbus’ new, $600 million facility in Mobile. Airbus reports that more than 100...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auburn launches first FAA-approved UAS flight school

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AUBURN, Alabama – Auburn University is positioned to become a key training center for commercial operators of unmanned aircraft as it launches the nation’s first FAA-authorized flight school for those piloting the aerial systems. Auburn’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School represents the latest chapter...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Safran company to open facility at Mobile Aeroplex

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Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, a major provider of aircraft landing and braking systems, will open an office and workshop at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, the industrial complex that’s the U.S. home of Airbus. Messier-Buggatti-Dowty is a member of the France-based Safran family of aerospace companies, which...

Written by Jerry Underwood

RMCI to open U.K. office as Alabama company targets global growth

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PARIS – Huntsville-based RMCI Inc., a company specializing in helicopter health monitoring technology and analysis, announced plans at the Paris Air Show today to open an office in the United Kingdom to help meet growing demand for its products and services. RMCI Chief Executive...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Paris Air Show 2015: Aircraft on display (photo gallery)

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PARIS -- The Paris Air Show is the world's oldest and largest aerospace industry event, driving deals worth billions of dollars. Held every other year since 1909, the Paris Air Show attracts visitors, industry professionals, merchants, customers and press from around the world. The...

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Alabama aims to expand role in aerospace supply chain

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DECATUR, Alabama – Companies that produce carbon fiber and specialty alloys for aircraft manufacturers have invested more than $1.7 billion in their Alabama facilities, making the state a growing player in the aerospace supply chain. Toray, the largest producer of polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based carbon fibers,

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Twin entrepreneurs behind RadioBro target mini-satellite, aviation opportunities

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PARIS -- Twin brothers Mark and Eric Becnel built their first mini-satellite while attending the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Now 27, they operate a company that has developed communications radios for small spacecraft and a data logging kit for aircraft testing that will be...

Written by Jerry Underwood

MAAS Aviation teams for $39 million paint hangar project at Mobile Aeroplex

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Mobile Airport Authority said today that it has teamed with MAAS Aviation to construct a new $39 million twin bay paint facility at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, broadening the capabilities of the industrial complex that’s home to Airbus’ first U.S. assembly center. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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