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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...

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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...

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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

Dynetics rocket breakthroughs rely on 3-D printing, new methods

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Engineers and scientists in the Huntsville area are using next-generation manufacturing techniques and the latest advances in rocket engine technology to build cost-efficient hardware aimed at lifting U.S. ambitions in space and safeguarding security at home. Dynetics, a Huntsville firm with...

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In Kaiser hangar complex, Birmingham sees aerospace potential

Alabama aerospace industry

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Economic developers think a sprawling hangar complex just off the main runway at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport can help Alabama’s largest city make a return flight to an aviation sector that’s taking off in the region. The 1.8 million-square-foot complex, last...

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Top economic developer to lead Alabama Paris Air Show mission

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading an Alabama delegation to next week’s 2015 Paris Air Show as part of a strategic, team-focused effort to build on the state’s increasingly prominent position in the global aerospace and aviation sector. The Alabama team...

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Airbus ships first major aircraft components to Alabama factory

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus announced today that A320 Family aircraft production in the U.S. is on schedule to begin this summer as large components for the first Alabama-produced aircraft departed today from the port in Hamburg, Germany, bound for Mobile. [caption id="attachment_10376" align="alignright" width="300"]

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