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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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GKN Aerospace launches Alabama engineering design center

Alabama aerospace industry

TALLASSEE, Alabama – GKN Aerospace’s Alabama leadership joined state and local officials today to officially break ground on an addition to the company’s Tallassee facility that will house an engineering design center. U.K.-based GKN Aerospace announced the Alabama engineering design center at the Farnborough...

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Consultants rank Alabama a top state for business, Area Development says

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Site selection consultants surveyed by national economic development publication Area Development ranked Alabama a top state for doing business and gave high marks to the state for its labor climate and business environment. Alabama placed No. 4 in Area Development’s 2014...

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Team Alabama at 2014 Farnborough Air Show (photo gallery)

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Team Alabama has returned from a productive 2014 Farnborough International Air Show after securing three project announcements involving more than 700 new aerospace jobs and participating in scores of company meetings. Governor Robert Bentley reported that the state’s air show economic...

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At Farnborough, Alabama cities connect with aerospace contacts

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England – Matt Parker, president of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, scurried down a crowded corridor in one of the pavilions at the Farnborough International Airshow for a scheduled meeting during the aerospace industry global trade event. Like many in the Alabama...

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At Farnborough, Alabama universities play role in aerospace talks

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England – Team Alabama’s secret weapon at the Farnborough International Airshow is the state’s education community, which has played a strong supporting role in efforts to recruit new aerospace investment and jobs at the industry’s global trade event. Representatives from the University of...

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Boeing Alabama research center to bring new innovation

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A Boeing Co. research and development center being established in Alabama’s Rocket City will become an innovation hub that helps the aerospace company identify technological advancements critical to the company’s future, a Boeing official said. “Our new research center in Huntsville...

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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

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