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Boeing expands Alabama PAC-3 missile seeker facility

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerospace and defense leader Boeing today marked the completion of a major expansion at its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile seeker facility in Alabama’s “Rocket City.” Boeing officials joined military leaders, Governor Kay Ivey and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation managers in growing Alabama plant share training duties

Alabama aerospace industry

AUBURN, Alabama -- Joseph Moore works days on the shop floor at GE Aviation’s fast-growing jet engine factory in Auburn – then teaches his experiences at night in the classroom. He’s one of several operations managers at GE’s Auburn site with a teaching role...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA Marshall advances 3-D printed rocket engine nozzle technology

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama have developed and tested a new 3-D printing technique to make rocket engine nozzles in a way that greatly reduces costs and development time. The nozzles, which operate in extreme temperatures and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Production ramp-up at Airbus Alabama factory could add 600 jobs

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – The Airbus Alabama manufacturing facility is in line for 600 new jobs, thanks to a planned second assembly line for the Bombardier C Series jetliner and a possible increase in the production of A320 Family aircraft. On Tuesday at Airbus’ Mobile...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Italian ambassador visits Tuskegee to support Leonardo T-100 project

Alabama aerospace industry

TUSKEGEE, Alabama – Italian ambassador Armando Varricchio and Leonardo DRS Chief Executive William Lynn III on Monday visited the historic home of the Tuskegee Airmen, where the aerospace company wants to manufacture the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation trainer aircraft. If Leonardo’s T-100 jet trainer...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Air Force selects 187th Fighter Wing for F-35 jet program

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The U.S. Air Force has selected the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing for the new F-35A fighter jet program, a decision that’s expected to spur significant job creation and new investment. Governor Kay Ivey joined state and local officials...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hexcel to expand Alabama plant, creating 90 jobs with $200M project

Alabama aerospace industry

DECATUR, Alabama – Alabama officials announced today that the existing Hexcel Corp. production site in Decatur has been selected by the company for its first integrated U.S. carbon fiber and PAN production facility. When completed and fully operational, the expansion will add about 90...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Video: How T-100 trainer jets would be manufactured in Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

Curious about how global aerospace company Leonardo’s Alabama workforce would manufacture the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation trainer aircraft if it's picked for the role? Leonardo announced plans in March for an advanced manufacturing center in Tuskegee for its T-100 trainer jet, one of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama ranks high in Site Selection’s 2017 Business Climate rankings

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Site Selection, an economic development-focused publication, ranked Alabama No. 6 in its annual State Business Climate survey, a healthy improvement over rankings in the previous two years. The magazine’s closely watched rankings are based largely on feedback from site selection consultants...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Leonardo: Preparations for Alabama T-100 aircraft factory on track

Alabama aerospace industry

VENEGONO, Italy -- Executives of aerospace company Leonardo told an Alabama delegation touring an aircraft facility in Italy that preparations for a manufacturing operation in Tuskegee are on track to provide the T-100 next-generation jet trainer for the U.S. Air Force. Leonardo invited the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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