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Airbus ships first major aircraft components to Alabama factory

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus announced today that A320 Family aircraft production in the U.S. is on schedule to begin this summer as large components for the first Alabama-produced aircraft departed today from the port in Hamburg, Germany, bound for Mobile. [caption id="attachment_10376" align="alignright" width="300"]

Written by Jerry Underwood

Chairman: Airbus Alabama production center expands U.S. presence

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MOBILE, Alabama — With customer deliveries of Alabama-made Airbus A320 Family aircraft set to begin in 2016, the European manufacturer is counting on its new production facility at Mobile Aeroplex to expand its presence in the world’s largest aviation market, according to Airbus Group Chairman...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus, HPM execs talk Alabama A320 assembly plant

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MOBILE, Alabama – Construction work on the Airbus Alabama passenger jet production facility is moving forward on schedule, with the steel skeleton of a logistics center soon to rise near the assembly hangar already standing at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley site. Two of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Greg Canfield: Team to showcase Alabama at Farnborough Air Show

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By: Greg Canfield, Alabama Secretary of Commerce LONDON, England – Over the next few days, Governor Robert Bentley and I will engage in more than 20 meetings with aerospace companies at the Farnborough International Air Show, which will play host to the global industry’s...

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Mobile Aeroplex evolves into aerospace innovation, training hub

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MOBILE, Alabama – Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, the home of Airbus’ A320 Family Assembly Line in Alabama, is in the early stages of a transformation that its leaders believe will make the former Air Force base a hub for aerospace innovation, research and job...

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EDPA’s Sewell: Alabama aerospace sector ready for takeoff

Airbus

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Airbus’ decision to locate its A320 Family Assembly Line in Mobile has pushed the throttle up on efforts by Alabama economic development officials to accelerate growth in the state’s aerospace sector. [caption id="attachment_8319" align="alignright" width="192"] Steve Sewell of the EDPA[/caption] With...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Team Alabama takes aim at aerospace growth at Farnborough Air Show

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- With the Airbus assembly line rising in Mobile, top Alabama leaders, economic development specialists and local officials will head to the Farnborough International Air Show near London next week for talks aimed at expanding the aerospace industry in the state. Governor...

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Alabama opens training center for Airbus, aerospace expansion

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MOBILE, Alabama – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said the Alabama Aviation Training Center that officially opened Tuesday at the Mobile Aeroplex – the home of Airbus’ future U.S. passenger jet factory -- represents a cornerstone in efforts to expand the state’s aerospace industry. The $7...

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Hoar Program Management selects Alabama firms for key role in Airbus project (update)

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MOBILE, Alabama – Hoar Program Management, the firm overseeing construction of the Airbus A320 family Final Assembly Line at Mobile Aeroplex, said today that it has awarded two Alabama-based firms the final general contractor packages on the project. B.L. Harbert International and Rob't J. Baggett Inc.

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Alabama targets aerospace industry ascent with Airbus suppliers, new technologies (video)

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MOBILE, Alabama – With aerospace executives in Alabama for an industry conference, the state’s top economic developers are moving forward with plans to target the Airbus supply chain and pursue projects that involve advanced materials and additive manufacturing, also called 3-D printing. Alabama Secretary...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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