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Safran to open aerospace manufacturing facility at Mobile Aeroplex

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama — French aerospace giant Safran plans to open a manufacturing operation at Mobile Aeroplex — home to the Airbus A320 Family assembly line — and hire 20 employees over the next three years, according to the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Secretary Canfield: Alabama in running for projects with 11,000 jobs

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said the state is competing for economic development projects with more than 11,000 jobs in key industry sectors such as automotive, aerospace, forest products and technology. This promising pipeline of projects follows what has already been...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Business Facilities gives high rankings to Alabama, cities

Alabama aerospace industry

Business Facilities magazine gives Alabama high rankings for its workforce training programs, auto manufacturing strength and overall manufacturing employment, while touting the economic growth potential of Mobile and Huntsville. In its 13th annual ranking report, the economic development-focused publication singled out Huntsville as the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s Arista Aviation wins $111 million State Department contract

Alabama aerospace industry

ENTERPRISE, Alabama -- Arista Aviation Services LLC said today that the U.S. State Department’s Office of Aviation has awarded it a five-year contract with a maximum value of $111 million to perform maintenance on the agency’s UH-1 helicopters. The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contact...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Blue Origin to invest $200M in Alabama rocket engine production facility

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Blue Origin, the spaceflight company started by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced today that it will manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Alabama’s Rocket City. The new facility will be in Cummings Research...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Tuskegee University aerospace engineering program ascends with industry

Alabama aerospace industry

TUSKEGEE, Alabama – Tuskegee University has made significant contributions to the U.S. aerospace industry, and that influence is poised to grow. Since it started in 1983, the school’s Aerospace Science Engineering Department has produced more than 200 graduates who are working across the nation.

Written by Dawn Azok

At Paris Air Show, states find plenty of competitors in U.S. hall

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – The competition for aerospace jobs and investment is fierce. No place demonstrates that better than the U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Paris Air Show, where nearly two dozen states have exhibition booths. At the aerospace industry’s premiere trade show, these booths serve...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation orders at Paris Air Show to boost Alabama operations

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – GE Aviation and its partners racked up more than $31 billion in orders and commitments at this week’s Paris Air Show – and the company’s Alabama operations will benefit from the bonanza. The orders and commitments received at the aerospace industry’s largest...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Worldwide demand growing for Alabama-made aerospace products

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Aerospace companies across Alabama are seeing strong demand for their products around the world, with the value of the state’s aerospace exports topping $1.4 billion last year, an increase of more than 65 percent from the previous year. Over the past...

Written by Dawn Azok

Baldwin County targets aerospace growth at Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS -- Alabama's Baldwin County is focused on building its aerospace industry, and representatives from the region are furthering that mission at this week’s Paris Air Show. “Our plan for the Air Show has been to connect with many aerospace decision makers and communicate...

Written by Dawn Azok

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