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Alabama team to tour Leonardo aircraft factory to advance T-100 project

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading an Alabama delegation traveling today to Italy, where the group will meet with executives of aerospace giant Leonardo and tour a factory where the company manufactures a jet trainer aircraft that could one day be produced...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation readies unique materials factories in Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation said today that initial personnel and special processing equipment are in place at a new $200 million factory complex in Alabama that will be America’s first production center for unique materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). CMCs...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Aerojet Rocketdyne launches expansion project in Alabama’s Rocket City

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Aerojet Rocketdyne officially launched work today on a new 136,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility in Huntsville, reinforcing the status of Alabama’s "Rocket City" as a major center for innovation in the aerospace and defense sectors. At a groundbreaking today, Aerojet Rocketdyne President...

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Airbus to add Bombardier C-Series jet production line in Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus and Canadian aircraft producer Bombardier announced a partnership today that will bring assembly of Bombardier's C Series passenger jets to the Airbus manufacturing facility in Mobile. The companies said the alliance will result in a second assembly line at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AIDT teams with Lockheed Martin for new Alabama training facility

Alabama aerospace industry

TROY, Alabama – Lockheed Martin has opened a new onsite training at the company’s Pike County Operations site that was made possible with the help of AIDT, the state’s primary workforce development agency. The Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center is a $2 million project...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Dynetics kicks off project to build Alabama rocket test facility

Alabama aerospace industry

DECATUR, Alabama – Huntsville-based Dynetics Inc. today officially launched a project to build a three-building complex in Alabama to support the development and testing of large rocket components. Leaders of Dynetics joined state and local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony this morning at 60...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing to perform design work on new ICBM in Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The U.S.'s next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile could be designed in Alabama. Boeing Co., the aerospace company whose roots in Alabama go back more than half a century, announced today that the U.S. Air Force has awarded it a $349 million contract...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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