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Alabama operations support Boeing’s critical aerospace missions

Alabama aerospace industry

Boeing continues to build its legacy in Alabama with new products and services that are helping to transform the future of the global space and defense industries. With more than 3,000 jobs based in Alabama, Boeing is one of the state’s largest private employers.

Written by Dawn Azok

How 4 innovative firms are soaring in Alabama’s aerospace industry

Alabama aerospace industry

Alabama’s aerospace industry is marked by innovators, who are rethinking established industry standards and pushing the limits of their imaginations. They’re focused on specialized products and training to aid military personnel, new solutions for faster communications around the globe and more efficient ways for...

Written by Dawn Azok

New scholarship program will send tomorrow’s astronauts to Space Camp

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS -- A new international education program to reward aspiring young space explorers and their teachers with a hands-on astronaut training experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s renowned Space Camp in Huntsville was launched today at the 2019 Paris Air Show. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama playing major role in ULA’s next-gen Vulcan Centaur rocket

Alabama aerospace industry

DECATUR, Alabama – Inside the United Launch Alliance’s sprawling rocket factory in Morgan County, preparations are being made to get America’s next-generation launch vehicle – the Vulcan Centaur – ready for flight and positioned for critical missions. “The Vulcan Centaur rocket is purpose-built for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Day 1 for Alabama’s Paris Air Show team features 9 meetings

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – The Alabama business development team entered Day 1 of the 2019 Paris Air Show with a full slate of appointments with major aerospace companies that could have the state in their future growth plans. “We begin Day 1 of the air show with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey: ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is ideal location for aerospace investment

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – Governor Kay Ivey this morning urged a team of Alabama economic development specialists in France to work diligently at the 2019 Paris Air Show to position the state’s aerospace industry for more growth and job creation. Governor Ivey spoke to the economic developers...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey to lead Alabama team on European business mission

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield are traveling to next week’s 2019 Paris Air Show for scheduled meetings with high-ranking aerospace industry executives and to Germany for discussions with the leadership of Mercedes-Benz. In Paris, Governor Ivey will lead...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Aerojet Rocketdyne opens Alabama advanced manufacturing facility

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerojet Rocketdyne officially opened its newest state-of-the-art rocket propulsion advanced manufacturing facility in Huntsville today, marking the latest milestone in the company’s ongoing expansion in Alabama’s “Rocket City.” The 136,000-square-foot facility will produce solid rocket motor cases and other hardware for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Lockheed Martin breaks ground on new Alabama production facility

Alabama aerospace industry

TROY, Alabama – Lockheed Martin today officially launched construction on a new missile facility at its Pike County campus, where the company is accelerating production of strike systems. Lockheed Martin said the new 225,000-square-foot facility, combined with the current cruise missile production factory on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus introduces workforce development programs for Mobile students

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus today launched two new programs aimed at putting applicants with little or no aviation or aerospace experience in jobs where its A220 and A320 production facilities are located. The FlightPath9 and Fast Track programs seek to expand Airbus’ production workforce...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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