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Game-changing GE Aviation technology comes to life in Alabama (video)

Alabama aerospace industry

For GE Aviation, two futuristic manufacturing technologies that will change the design and performance of jet engines are taking off in Alabama. This week, the Ohio-based company announced a $200 million plan to build a pair of plants in Huntsville that will produce silicon...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation plans Alabama materials factories in $200 million project

Alabama aerospace industry

GE Aviation will create adjacent factories in Huntsville to mass-produce silicon carbide materials for ultra-lightweight components that are poised to revolutionize how jet engines are manufactured. Ohio-based GE Aviation announced the $200 million project for the factories at a press briefing today at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

UAH building $2 million wind tunnel

Alabama aerospace industry

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will soon be home to a new $2 million wind tunnel system championed by the university’s eminent scholar in propulsion, Phillip Ligrani. Ligrani’s TranSonic/SuperSonic/WindTunnel, or TS/SS/WT, is under construction in the Air Breathing Test Cell at UAH’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama production launch to boost aerospace sector

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus leaders and Alabama officials gathered at Mobile Aeroplex today to celebrate the official opening of the aviation giant’s most advanced manufacturing facility – a development that will push the state’s aerospace sector to new altitudes. “Today shows that Airbus is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

How Airbus A320 aircraft assembly will roll in Alabama (video)

Alabama aerospace industry

Curious about how Airbus’ Alabama workforce will assemble those A320 Family passenger jets in the company’s new, $600 million assembly line at Mobile Aeroplex? A fast-paced video from Airbus paints a picture of how assembly operations will flow inside the company’s first U.S. manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA Marshall robot will build biggest composite rocket parts

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A giant robot at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is helping the agency build the largest lightweight composite parts ever produced for space vehicles. The robot’s work at the Alabama facility may prove pivotal in NASA’s new Space Launch System, designed...

Written by Jerry Underwood

European space company RUAG to launch Alabama manufacturing operation

Alabama aerospace industry

DECATUR, Alabama – Switzerland-based RUAG announced today that it will launch an Alabama manufacturing operation after forming a strategic partnership with United Launch Alliance, which produces rockets at a factory in Decatur. RUAG, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of products for the space industry,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auburn University, NASA to explore 3-D printing applications

Alabama aerospace industry

AUBURN, Alabama – Auburn University and NASA today signed a Space Act Agreement to explore and advance the applications of additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing -- a technology that will revolutionize how all kinds of products, from simple items to components in rocket engines,

Written by Jerry Underwood

REEL to open facility at Mobile Aeroplex to serve Airbus Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – REEL USA Corp. will open an office and workshop at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, where the company will service the critical jigs and tools used in Airbus’ first U.S. manufacturing facility. Today’s announcement involving REEL is the latest in a...

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Alabama firms aim to turn Paris Air Show connections into new business

Alabama aerospace industry

WETUMPKA, Alabama – The leadership of Information Transport Solutions Inc. (ITS) trekked 4,500 miles to this month’s Paris Air Show to pursue a key strategic goal – build aerospace industry connections as the firm branches into the sector. “We want to be in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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