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Alabama connections on display at the 2017 Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – The 2017 Paris Air Show is ground zero for the aerospace industry, a spectacle whose amazing aircraft demonstration flights are eclipsed by the billions of dollars in new deals announced and the behind-the-scenes negotiations that lead to future projects. This year was...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing ramping up Alabama aerospace employment, investment

Alabama aerospace industry

With a legacy in Alabama that spans more than half a century, Boeing Co. is looking toward the future with plans for new jobs, investment and breakthrough developments at its operations in the state. The aerospace manufacturer, which has about 2,700 Alabama employees, expects...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama’s Arista Aviation announces first commercial sale at Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – Arista Aviation Services CEO Rich Enderle announced today at the Paris Air Show that his Enterprise-based company has signed a deal to sell four modified UH-60A helicopters to the International Defense and Aerospace Group LLC (IDAG). Governor Kay Ivey joined Enderle at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama begins Day 2 of Paris Air Show with 12 appointments

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – Greg Canfield, Alabama’s lead economic developer, said the first day of appointments for the state’s recruiting team at the 2017 Paris Air Show produced leads on possible aerospace projects that could mean jobs at home. Another full round of meetings is scheduled...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus helping to build aerospace futures in Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Global aerospace giant Airbus is doing more than designing and manufacturing planes in Alabama. The France-based company also is helping to shape education and workforce trends in its corner of the state and beyond, particularly the prospects and pipeline for aerospace...

Written by Jerry Underwood

CHECKLIST: Alabama air show missions boost aerospace sector

Alabama aerospace industry

It’s no wonder that Alabama has sent a top-level economic development team to the major air shows in Europe for many years. The annual trips to aerospace trade events Paris and London have set the stage for growth in an industry important to the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Winkelmann Group to establish production facility in Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS -- Germany-based Winkelmann Group, a high-tech manufacturer serving the aerospace industry and other industrial sectors, is creating an Alabama-based subsidiary that plans to invest $12 million to establish a metal forming operation in Auburn, creating approximately 50 jobs over the next five years.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team plans 10 meetings on first day of Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – Alabama’s economic development team this morning held the first appointments in an aggressive Paris Air Show meeting schedule that will see Governor Kay Ivey talk with representatives of 21 aerospace companies over two days. Governor Ivey and Greg Canfield, secretary of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey talks Alabama aerospace growth at Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama team in France for the Paris Air Show connected with aerospace industry leaders at an exclusive gathering sponsored by a partnership that promotes the Gulf Coast aerospace cluster for long-term growth. The Aerospace Alliance’s event today...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey kicks off Paris Air Show: ‘It’s a new day in Alabama’

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS — Governor Kay Ivey urged an Alabama economic development team in France for the Paris Air Show this morning to work hard to position the state for more growth in an industry critical to Alabama’s future. Governor Ivey spoke to economic developers, elected...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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