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Site selection publication awards high marks to Alabama, Huntsville

Alabama aerospace industry

Business Facilities magazine rated Alabama among the top states for workforce training programs, auto manufacturing strength, and foreign direct investment in its 2016 rankings. In addition, the economic development-focused publication rated Huntsville No. 1 among U.S. cities for STEM job growth, and No. 3...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Ernst & Young: Alabama ranks in Top 5 for investment

Alabama aerospace industry

Global consulting firm Ernst & Young says companies from around the world poured more than $5 billion into capital projects in Alabama last year, earning the state a place near the top of its investment rankings. Ernst & Young’s closely watched “US Investment Monitor”

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Huntsville targets Dream Chaser landings as Sierra Nevada ties grow

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville International Airport is moving closer to a goal of becoming the first commercial airport that will be a landing spot for Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser spaceplane. A project team is working to secure funding to conduct additional studies this...

Written by Dawn Azok

Brown Precision expands Alabama presence with $7M project

Alabama aerospace industry

ATMORE, Alabama – Huntsville-based Brown Precision Inc. plans to invest $7 million to open a manufacturing facility in Southwest Alabama’s rapidly expanding aerospace corridor, officials said this morning. Brown Precision’s new facility in Atmore’s Rivercane Industrial Park will create more than 100 jobs, said...

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Airbus links with Alabama universities to build new leaders

Alabama aerospace industry

One of the ways Airbus is putting down roots in Alabama is through partnerships with local universities that aim to help shape the next generation of industry leaders. The aerospace giant has donated large airplane components to engineering departments at the University of South...

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Alabama aerospace exports rising as industry grows in region

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON -- As aerospace companies continue to grow their operations in Alabama, their shipments of local products sent around the world are also on the rise. In 2015, Alabama’s aerospace industry exports topped $869 million, a 16 percent growth from the previous year, U.S.

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Boeing Alabama research center targets ‘next 100 years of innovation’

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Boeing’s history in Alabama spans more than half a century, and one of its latest projects in the state is helping to chart the aerospace giant’s future. The Boeing Research and Technology Center, which opened a year ago in Huntsville, serves...

Written by Dawn Azok

Mobile Aeroplex pursues growth strategy at Farnborough

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON -- At Mobile Aeroplex, the home of Airbus’ U.S. passenger jet production center, the steel frame of a twin-bay aircraft paint shop is beginning to rise, a project that will add a new element to the complex’s growing aerospace cluster. [caption id="attachment_13819" align="alignright"

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SES Alabama operation expanding rapidly as MRO business grows

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON -- Science and Engineering Services Inc. is well under way with a major expansion of its Alabama operations, a $70 million, 450-job project announced two years ago during the Farnborough International Airshow in London. Today, as world aerospace industry leaders and others --

Written by Jerry Underwood

Rich in history, Alabama aerospace industry climbing to new heights

Alabama aerospace industry

The Alabama aerospace industry first took flight with the Wright Brothers and later flew to the moon with NASA’s Saturn V rocket. It has has now added passenger jet assembly and next-generation manufacturing technologies to a wide array of capabilities. With industry officials gathered...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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