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Airbus teams with AIDT to hire 600 new workers to fuel Alabama growth

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus said today it is working with AIDT to seek candidates to fill the first manufacturing positions at a new assembly line for A220 aircraft at the company's production facility in Mobile. In addition, Airbus said it is hiring for production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation’s Alabama milestone: 30,000 additive fuel nozzles

Alabama aerospace industry

AUBURN, Alabama -- GE Aviation's plant in Auburn achieved a milestone this week -- the 30,000th additively-manufactured fuel nozzle tip “grew” on a 3D printer at the facility, the industry’s first site for mass production using the additive manufacturing process. Employees at GE Aviation in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

ULA selects Blue Origin engines for Vulcan rocket in boost for Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

United Launch Alliance announced today that it has selected Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine to power ULA’s next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket, a development that boosts to Alabama’s growing aerospace industry and extends the state’s leadership position in rocketry. ULA, which produces Atlas V and Delta...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus kicks off construction on Flight Works Alabama education center

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Flight Works Alabama, a new aviation experience center near Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile, is ready to begin its take off. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey joined Airbus executives, city and county leaders from Mobile, and industry and educational partners in breaking...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Continental Motors embarks on $75 million Alabama factory project

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – A $75 million project to transform Continental Motors’ aircraft-engine manufacturing operations at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley is taking off. On Thursday, the company hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its “Blue Marlin” project, which involves the construction of an advanced manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing investing in future growth at its Alabama operations

Alabama aerospace industry

While aerospace giant Boeing grabs headlines with major deals at the Farnborough International Airshow, its Alabama operations are having a far-reaching impact on the company’s global business. Boeing workers in Alabama provide critical support and expertise in weapons systems, space exploration, advanced avionics research and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Expansions propel aerospace industry’s growth trajectory in Morgan County

Alabama aerospace industry

DECATUR, Alabama -- Morgan County led the way in Alabama for aerospace industry investment in 2017, landing new facilities and expansion projects worth more than $336 million and spurring job growth. A longtime hub of industry for the state, the county’s assets include its...

Written by Dawn Azok

GE Aviation’s 3-D printing hub in Alabama expands next-gen technology

Alabama aerospace industry

AUBURN, Alabama – Just like the unique aircraft engine parts produced within its walls, the GE Aviation factory in Auburn is steadily growing as the one-of-a-kind plant marked its fifth anniversary. Employment at the Alabama facility is expanding as production rapidly increases. The workforce...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama aerospace connections on display at Farnborough Airshow

Alabama aerospace industry

FARNBOROUGH, England – The Farnborough International Airshow is the global industry’s grand event in 2018, highlighted by thunderous aerial flyovers and mindboggling billion-dollar aircraft purchase announcements. The airshow also represents an opportunity to showcase Alabama’s deep connections to the dynamic aerospace industry and to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Educators are Alabama’s ‘secret weapon’ on Farnborough mission

Alabama aerospace industry

FARNBOROUGH, England -- Colleges and universities across Alabama have played a key role in building the state’s aerospace industry, and they were back at it this week at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. Representatives from the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama in Huntsville,

Written by Dawn Azok

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