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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.

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

7 things you need to know about the Alabama aerospace industry (video)

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MOBILE, Alabama – The Alabama aerospace industry got its start with the Wright Brothers, flew to the moon with Wernher von Braun’s Saturn V rocket, and is poised to add aircraft production to its many capabilities. With industry officials gathered in Mobile for the...

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

International Space Station, made in Alabama, marks 15 years

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The International Space Station, partially designed and assembled in Alabama, celebrates its 15-year anniversary this month. On Dec. 4, 1998, Node 1 -- known as “Unity” -- was launched into space aboard the shuttle Endeavour and two days later connected with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mobile hosts NASA, aerospace companies for business development event

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Representatives of NASA agencies and big-name aerospace companies will be in Alabama’s Port City in early September for a business networking and trade show event that could result in new partnerships or contracts for small- and mid-sized firms. The business-to-business forum,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama energy providers assist with aerospace industry meetings

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One of the unique components Alabama brought to its recruiting efforts at the Paris Air Show was attendance from energy provider representatives. Energy supply and cost is always a critical consideration when a company decides on a location for their business or expansion, and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation laser technology powers innovation at Alabama jet engine plant

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AUBURN, Alabama -- A new GE Aviation plant in Auburn will use Star Wars-like laser technology to help the industry giant produce critical jet engine components at a time when global demand for aircraft is projected to surge. Inside the GE Aviation plant in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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