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United Launch Alliance Alabama factory turns rocket science into rockets (update)

Aerospace

DECATUR, Alabama – Inside the United Launch Alliance Alabama factory, rocket science powers to life as workers assemble the giant Atlas and Delta launch vehicles that thrust critical satellites aloft and blast probes into deep space. The sprawling, one-of-a-kind plant tucked away on an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

SES to create 450 jobs with expansion of Huntsville operations

Aerospace

LONDON, England – Science and Engineering Services LLC (SES) announced today that it expects to add 450 jobs in Huntsville over the next five years as part of a nearly $70 million expansion of its Alabama manufacturing operations. SES officials made the announcement at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus topping out ceremony at Mobile Aeroplex marks project milestone

Aerospace

MOBILE, Alabama – In a twist on a construction project tradition, a 21-foot steel tree was hoisted to the ceiling of the Airbus Final Assembly Line hangar this morning as work crews marked another milestone with a topping out ceremony at Mobile Aeroplex at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing technology research center to create 300-400 jobs in Huntsville

Aerospace

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -– Following an announcement from Boeing Co. that it will bring one of five research centers to Huntsville, Ala., as part of a restructuring of its Boeing Research & Technology organization, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and north Alabama leaders commended the decision.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson addresses 300 aviation suppliers at event in Germany

Aerospace

HAMBURG, Germany -- Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson told aviation company executives at a conference today in Germany that the Alabama city is an ideal location for supplier operations tied to Airbus’ passenger jet production center, now under construction at Brookley Aeroplex. “I’m here today...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama leaders travel to Hamburg, Germany for Aviation Forum 2013

Aerospace

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama Department of Commerce Assistant Director of Business Development Bob Smith and a delegation of Alabama leaders have traveled to Germany to attend Aviation Forum 2013, a conference in Hamburg that largely attracts aviation suppliers looking to work with aerospace giant...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials talk to Boeing on work related to 777X assembly in Huntsville

Aerospace

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and other officials today met with Boeing Co. representatives to discuss the possibility of the aerospace company placing work related to the assembly of the 777X passenger jet in Huntsville, where Boeing already has a major presence.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama seeks deeper relationships with aerospace suppliers in Seattle

Aerospace

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama’s top economic developer traveled to Seattle, Wash., this week to foster deeper relationships with aerospace suppliers as Alabama moves to become the next global center of passenger jet production. Alabama Secretary of State Greg Canfield, who was in Seattle for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Flight plan: Small Alabama city eyes future as aviation hub

Aerospace

ANDALUSIA, Alabama – About 125 miles from Mobile, where Airbus will build its first U.S. final assembly line, is a small Covington County city of 9,000 people that plans to transform its textile-based economy into an aviation hub. Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson joins other...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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