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Gov. Bentley to head Alabama team at Farnborough Airshow

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley is leading an Alabama delegation that includes top economic development specialists to the Farnborough International Airshow near London next week for meetings aimed at fueling additional growth in the state’s aerospace sector. Governor Bentley and a small working team...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation kicks off work on unique materials factories in Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation executives joined Governor Robert Bentley today to formal launch a $200 million project to build two factories in Alabama that are critical to the company’s plans to produce revolutionary ultra-lightweight parts for jet engines. Leading state and local officials...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Panasonic Avionics to join growing Mobile aerospace cluster

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – The Mobile Airport Authority announced today that Panasonic Avionics Corp. will open an office at Mobile Aeroplex, adding another prominent industry player to the aerospace cluster growing around the Airbus final assembly plant. Panasonic Avionics is a leading supplier of inflight...

Written by Jerry Underwood

American Airlines gets its first Alabama-made Airbus A321

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama — American Airlines today claimed its first Alabama-made Airbus A321 passenger jet after a ceremony at the manufacturer’s production facility at Mobile Aeroplex. The A321 sporting American’s logo and colors is the second aircraft to leave the assembly line at Airbus’ new...

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UTC Aerospace Systems to add 260 jobs with Alabama expansion

Alabama aerospace industry

FOLEY, Alabama – UTC Aerospace Systems announced plans today to expand its Baldwin County aerostructures plant with a new $30 million facility that will supply jet engine systems to the Airbus A320 Family assembly line in Mobile, creating 260 jobs. [caption id="attachment_14333" align="alignright" width="300"]

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World Stage: 2015 foreign investment reaches $3.4 billion

Alabama aerospace industry

Foreign direct investment in Alabama topped $3.4 billion in 2015, as companies based in 18 different countries extended their reach into the state. The vast majority of the 95 FDI projects were expansions, including a major addition to the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa County.

Written by Jerry Underwood

First Alabama-made Airbus A321 ‘BluesMobile’ goes to JetBlue

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus marked a major milestone at its new Alabama manufacturing facility today as the aviation giant delivered its first U.S.-made A321 passenger jet to customer JetBlue. The plane, which flew for first time on March 21, was nicknamed “BluesMobile.” Workers from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama 2015 scorecard: Project investment tops $7 billion

Alabama aerospace industry

Alabama attracted more than $7 billion in capital investment in 2015, along with nearly 20,000 new and future jobs, as the state’s economic development team secured high-caliber projects in key growth sectors such as technology, aerospace and automotive. At a press conference at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Images: Airbus A321 completes test flight in Mobile

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama -- The maiden flight of the first Alabama-made Airbus A321 lasted for less than four hours, but the dramatic images capturing the test mission will linger as a reminder of a pivotal moment in the future of the state's aerospace sector. Monday's...

Written by Jerry Underwood

First Alabama-made Airbus A321 makes initial test flight

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus test pilots this morning completed the maiden flight of the company’s first Alabama-made A321 passenger jet, carrying out on a three-hour mission designed to evaluate the plane’s performance and systems. The flight began shortly after 9:30 this morning from the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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