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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

EDPA’s Sewell: Alabama aerospace sector ready for takeoff

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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

SpeedNews aerospace conference draws industry figures to Airbus Alabama home

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MOBILE, Alabama – As an organizer of high-profile aerospace industry conferences, Joanna Speed sits at the controls of discussions about innovation, technological advancement and production breakthroughs. Today, Speed brings the conversation to the Alabama hometown of Airbus’ first U.S. passenger jet production center. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus topping out ceremony at Mobile Aeroplex marks project milestone

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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

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

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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

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