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Huntsville high-tech startup RadioBro opens Germany office

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – RadioBro Corp., a start-up firm that makes miniature electronics systems for airplanes and spacecraft, has opened an office in Bremen, Germany, as it targets connections in the European aerospace industry. Brothers Mark, Eric and Daniel Becnel founded RadioBro in Huntsville in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

First Alabama-made Airbus aircraft shows off JetBlue colors

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama -- The first Alabama-made Airbus A321 is sporting JetBlue colors. Airbus said today that painting of its maiden U.S.-built passenger jet has been completed in its paintshop at the company’s new, $600 million facility at Mobile Aeroplex. The aircraft emerged wearing JetBlue...

Written by Jerry Underwood

First Alabama-made Airbus moves from production to paint

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – The Airbus assembly facility at Mobile Aeroplex reached another milestone this week when the first Alabama-made jetliner left the production floor at the new $600 million plant and entered the paint shop. Airbus announced the development at the Alabama facility on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama mayors share 2016 growth priorities

Alabama aerospace industry

Made In Alabama checked in with the mayors of the state’s four largest cities to get an idea of their 2016 economic development priorities and how their growth strategies paid off last year. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange believes Alabama’s capital is primed for growth...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Chairman: Alabama A320 factory shows commitment to U.S.

Alabama aerospace industry

Allan McArtor, the chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, says the company’s new manufacturing facility in Alabama shows Airbus’ strong commitment to producing aircraft in the United States. McArtor outlined how the facility at Mobile Aeroplex fits into the company’s global operating strategy in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Blockbuster 2015 sets stage for Alabama growth (video)

Alabama aerospace industry

From Airbus launching aircraft assembly in Mobile to Google selecting Jackson County for a major data center project, it’s been a massive year for Alabama and its economic development team. In fact, 2015 looks like a year for Alabama’s record books, with game-changing developments...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA’s Alabama hub moves closer to 3-D printed rocket engine

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama test fired a demonstrator engine made mostly with 3-D printed parts, moving them a step closer to building a high-performance rocket engine using additive manufacturing. Over the past three years, Marshall...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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