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Blockbuster 2015 sets stage for Alabama growth (video)

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From Airbus launching aircraft assembly in Mobile to Google selecting Jackson County for a major data center project, it’s been a massive year for Alabama and its economic development team. In fact, 2015 looks like a year for Alabama’s record books, with game-changing developments...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama production launch to boost aerospace sector

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MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus leaders and Alabama officials gathered at Mobile Aeroplex today to celebrate the official opening of the aviation giant’s most advanced manufacturing facility – a development that will push the state’s aerospace sector to new altitudes. “Today shows that Airbus is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

How Airbus A320 aircraft assembly will roll in Alabama (video)

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Curious about how Airbus’ Alabama workforce will assemble those A320 Family passenger jets in the company’s new, $600 million assembly line at Mobile Aeroplex? A fast-paced video from Airbus paints a picture of how assembly operations will flow inside the company’s first U.S. manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

REEL to open facility at Mobile Aeroplex to serve Airbus Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama – REEL USA Corp. will open an office and workshop at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, where the company will service the critical jigs and tools used in Airbus’ first U.S. manufacturing facility. Today’s announcement involving REEL is the latest in a...

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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

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

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

France-based Hutchinson picks Alabama for aerospace facility

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PARIS – At the Paris Air Show today, Hutchinson Corp. announced plans to open an Aerospace Manufacturing Center of Excellence at Mobile Aeroplex, positioning the French company to serve Airbus’ Alabama assembly line and the region’s expanding aerospace industry. “We look forward to working...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Secretary Canfield kicks off Alabama Paris Air Show effort: ‘Let’s go’

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PARIS – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield addressed a group of aerospace entrepreneurs, community leaders, economic development specialists and university representatives at a breakfast event this morning that kicked off the Alabama Paris Air Show marketing and recruitment effort. On the eve of the world’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Five trends lifting Alabama’s aerospace industry into new era

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Alabama’s aerospace industry has already flown to the moon with the Saturn V rocket. Now, it’s ready for a new set of missions that will keep this critical sector of Alabama’s economy soaring in revolutionary ways. With aviation and aerospace officials from around the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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