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Futuristic Raytheon Alabama factory makes missiles with robots

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – In the futuristic Raytheon Alabama factory, robotic vehicles glide silently across gleaming plant floors, transporting nose cones and other missile parts to the precise spots where they are needed for assembly. The $75 million Raytheon Redstone Missile Integration Facility in Huntsville,

Written by Jerry Underwood

PPG Aerospace displays its Alabama aircraft window expertise at Paris Air Show

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PARIS, France -- If you see one of the new jetliners cutting through the sky over the Paris Air Show, you may wonder how it got its sophisticated, high-technology windshields and windows. There is a good possibility they came from the PPG Aerospace facility...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation laser technology powers innovation at Alabama jet engine plant

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AUBURN, Alabama -- A new GE Aviation plant in Auburn will use Star Wars-like laser technology to help the industry giant produce critical jet engine components at a time when global demand for aircraft is projected to surge. Inside the GE Aviation plant in...

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Governor Robert Bentley will meet with 12 companies on day two of Paris Air Show

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Governor Robert Bentley arrived at the Paris Air Show before 7 a.m. Paris time on Tuesday for another packed day of 12 meetings with aerospace companies considering locating or expanding in Alabama. Meetings planned for the day included visits with Raytheon and Boeing, both...

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Photo Gallery: Day 1 for Alabama team at Paris Air Show

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PARIS, France -- The opening day of the 50th Paris Air Show brought lots of meetings for members of the Alabama delegation. State officials talked with a dozen companies, including GKN Aerospace, which operates a facility in Elmore County, and Airbus, which is constructing...

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Montgomery officials aim to lay path for GKN Aerospace expansion

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PARIS, France -– Alabama’s capital city cradles one of the nation’s busiest auto assembly plants, along with a growing network of parts suppliers to the massive Hyundai operation. But this week, it’s aerospace manufacturing, not auto, that is driving the hopes of Montgomery officials.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team meets with Safran about its future in the state

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PARIS, France -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield met today with Safran, a powerhouse in aerospace, defense and security, to talk about its new engineering center in Mobile as well as potential opportunities for an even larger Alabama presence...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hoar plans smooth lift-off for Airbus construction project in Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama – Mike Lanier is sitting in the pilot’s seat for the most critical Alabama construction project since Mercedes-Benz built its assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County two decades ago – the Airbus Alabama passenger jet production center at Brookley Aeroplex. For Lanier, whose...

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Alabama to hold meetings with 11 companies on first day of Paris Air Show

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PARIS, France -- The working team from the state of Alabama, which includes Governor Robert Bentley, Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, and Commerce Assistant Director of Business Development Bob Smith, arrived at the Paris Air Show around 7 a.m. Paris time this morning...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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