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New scholarship program will send tomorrow’s astronauts to Space Camp

PARIS -- A new international education program to reward aspiring young space explorers and their teachers with a hands-on astronaut training experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s renowned Space Camp in Huntsville was launched today at the 2019 Paris Air Show. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

HPM: Airbus A220 assembly line project gaining momentum in Alabama

MOBILE, Alabama – On the campus of Airbus’ Alabama manufacturing facility, construction crews are completing the early phases of a project that represents the next chapter of the aerospace company’s U.S. growth plans. Work on the A220 aircraft assembly line in Mobile is moving...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama playing major role in ULA’s next-gen Vulcan Centaur rocket

DECATUR, Alabama – Inside the United Launch Alliance’s sprawling rocket factory in Morgan County, preparations are being made to get America’s next-generation launch vehicle – the Vulcan Centaur – ready for flight and positioned for critical missions. “The Vulcan Centaur rocket is purpose-built for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team seeks to build on $3 billion in aerospace projects

Alabama’s aerospace and defense industry added more than 1,400 new jobs and $653 million in new investment last year, advancing the state’s robust lineup of operations that develop leading products and innovative technologies for markets around the world. Highlights of the 2018 announcements include...

Written by Dawn Azok

Day 1 for Alabama’s Paris Air Show team features 9 meetings

PARIS – The Alabama business development team entered Day 1 of the 2019 Paris Air Show with a full slate of appointments with major aerospace companies that could have the state in their future growth plans. “We begin Day 1 of the air show with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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Gov. Ivey: ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is ideal location for aerospace investment

PARIS – Governor Kay Ivey this morning urged a team of Alabama economic development specialists in France to work diligently at the 2019 Paris Air Show to position the state’s aerospace industry for more growth and job creation. Governor Ivey spoke to the economic developers...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey to lead Alabama team on European business mission

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield are traveling to next week’s 2019 Paris Air Show for scheduled meetings with high-ranking aerospace industry executives and to Germany for discussions with the leadership of Mercedes-Benz. In Paris, Governor Ivey will lead...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama claims Gold Shovel Award for economic development efforts

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in 2018. The honor follows a record year for Alabama, with companies announcing new facilities...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Classes to resume at Alabama Robotics Technology Park building after accident

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- AIDT said today that classes can resume at the Phase 3 building at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Tanner after a truck slammed into the building. “We are pleased that, after careful inspection, we can resume classes with minimal interruption just...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing embraces Alabama hometown’s space roots

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA is taking a cue from its Alabama hometown’s leadership role in the nation’s space program by naming its two assembly lines “Apollo” and “Discovery.” “Thanks to our team members’ creativity and innovative thinking, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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