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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

New investment fuels aerospace job growth across Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

Momentum continues to build in Alabama’s aerospace industry, which is adding new investments and hundreds of jobs to produce innovative, in-demand products in communities across the state. In 2017 alone, there were announcements totaling nearly $690 million and 1,750 jobs. Those numbers increased the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama team departs Farnborough after 2 days of promising talks

Alabama aerospace industry

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield departed London today after two intensive days of meetings at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow that left them encouraged about growth prospects in the industry. While at Farnborough, the Alabama team engaged in 16 appointments with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Aviation Training Center plays key role in aerospace growth

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama -- A key ingredient to the success of Alabama’s Airbus jet manufacturing facility is an innovative advanced training center built by the state to boost the aerospace industry workforce. The $7 million Alabama Aviation Training Center, which opened in 2014 at Mobile Aeroplex,

Written by Dawn Azok

Leonardo T-100 factory would provide massive lift for Tuskegee

Alabama aerospace industry

The Leonardo aircraft manufacturing facility that’s slated to be built in Tuskegee would have a vast economic impact across Macon County and beyond, according to key local officials supporting the project. The global aerospace and defense firm’s plans to produce the T-100 jet trainerat...

Written by Dawn Azok

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