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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

Alabama cities look for aerospace growth at Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – With Alabama emerging as the next hub of passenger jet assembly, officials from cities as different as Birmingham and Enterprise traveled to this week’s Paris Air Show to position their communities for potential growth in the aerospace sector. Steve Pelham, chief of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Safran company to open facility at Mobile Aeroplex

Alabama aerospace industry

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, a major provider of aircraft landing and braking systems, will open an office and workshop at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, the industrial complex that’s the U.S. home of Airbus. Messier-Buggatti-Dowty is a member of the France-based Safran family of aerospace companies, which...

Written by Jerry Underwood

RMCI to open U.K. office as Alabama company targets global growth

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – Huntsville-based RMCI Inc., a company specializing in helicopter health monitoring technology and analysis, announced plans at the Paris Air Show today to open an office in the United Kingdom to help meet growing demand for its products and services. RMCI Chief Executive...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Huntsville studies possibility of Dream Chaser landings at airport

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – Huntsville International Airport could become the first commercial airport to handle landings of the Dream Chaser, the spaceplane being developed by Sierra Nevada Corp. for supply trips to the International Space Station and other missions. At the Paris Air Show today, Huntsville...

Written by Jerry Underwood

France-based Hutchinson picks Alabama for aerospace facility

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – At the Paris Air Show today, Hutchinson Corp. announced plans to open an Aerospace Manufacturing Center of Excellence at Mobile Aeroplex, positioning the French company to serve Airbus’ Alabama assembly line and the region’s expanding aerospace industry. “We look forward to working...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Secretary Canfield kicks off Alabama Paris Air Show effort: ‘Let’s go’

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield addressed a group of aerospace entrepreneurs, community leaders, economic development specialists and university representatives at a breakfast event this morning that kicked off the Alabama Paris Air Show marketing and recruitment effort. On the eve of the world’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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