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Governor Bentley: Aerospace success laying foundation for growth

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England — After announcing projects that will create more than 700 aerospace jobs in the state, Governor Robert Bentley said today that Team Alabama’s work at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow has laid the groundwork for additional growth in a sector he has identified...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GKN Aerospace opens Alabama composite design engineering center

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England -- GKN Aerospace announced today that it has opened a new composite design engineering center at its Advanced Composite Structures (ACS) facility in Alabama, enhancing the capabilities of the Elmore County operation that serves major North America-based manufacturers. GKN Aerospace officials joined...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation to bring additive manufacturing to Auburn facility

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England -– GE Aviation, a global leader in jet engine and aircraft system production, today announced plans to bring high volume additive manufacturing to its facility in Auburn, making the facility the first of its kind to mass produce additive components for the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus, HPM execs talk Alabama A320 assembly plant

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Construction work on the Airbus Alabama passenger jet production facility is moving forward on schedule, with the steel skeleton of a logistics center soon to rise near the assembly hangar already standing at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley site. Two of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team makes business connections at Aerospace Alliance event

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and the state team at the Farnborough International Airshow connected with aerospace industry executives and others today at a gathering hosted by the Aerospace Alliance, a partnership that unites Alabama and other Gulf Coast states. [caption id="attachment_8485"

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Greg Canfield: Team to showcase Alabama at Farnborough Air Show

Alabama aerospace industry

By: Greg Canfield, Alabama Secretary of Commerce LONDON, England – Over the next few days, Governor Robert Bentley and I will engage in more than 20 meetings with aerospace companies at the Farnborough International Air Show, which will play host to the global industry’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Bentley kicks off Team Alabama Farnborough mission

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England — Governor Robert Bentley addressed a group of economic development leaders and city officials from around Alabama this morning at a London hotel, signifying the start of several intense days of business meetings and relationship-building networking at the Farnborough International Airshow meant...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mobile Aeroplex evolves into aerospace innovation, training hub

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, the home of Airbus’ A320 Family Assembly Line in Alabama, is in the early stages of a transformation that its leaders believe will make the former Air Force base a hub for aerospace innovation, research and job...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Having mastered auto, Tuscaloosa targets aerospace

Alabama aerospace industry

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Twenty years after Tuscaloosa landed a Mercedes-Benz assembly plant that turned Alabama into an automotive powerhouse, the city is ramping up efforts to recruit another advanced manufacturing sector: aerospace. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox and officials from the city and county will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

EDPA’s Sewell: Alabama aerospace sector ready for takeoff

Alabama aerospace industry

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Airbus’ decision to locate its A320 Family Assembly Line in Mobile has pushed the throttle up on efforts by Alabama economic development officials to accelerate growth in the state’s aerospace sector. [caption id="attachment_8319" align="alignright" width="192"] Steve Sewell of the EDPA[/caption] With...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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