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Northrop Grumman teams with UAH on student drone project

Alabama aerospace industry

From military ops to package delivery, drones are popping up everywhere, and Alabama college students are at the forefront of developing even more ways to control, use and defend against them. At the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a senior design class tackled a...

Written by Dawn Azok

CHECKLIST: Game-changing aerospace technology takes off in Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

Innovation abounds in Alabama's aerospace and aviation sector. While big jets and space rockets get a lot of attention, there's plenty more head-turning technology happening in manufacturing plants, design centers and testing labs across the state. This work is worth showcasing as the aerospace world...

Written by Dawn Azok

Video highlights Alabama aerospace growth for Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace industry

Alabama is a state on the move in the dynamic aerospace industry. Investment in the sector over the past five years has topped $1.5 billion. Exports of Alabama-made aerospace products and parts are surging. Employment is projected to spike. To make sure that growth...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey to lead Alabama economic development team at Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey will lead an Alabama delegation to next week’s Paris Air Show, where the state’s leading economic development specialists will seek to build on momentum in Alabama’s growing aerospace sector. At the industry’s premier 2017 trade event, Governor Ivey...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama wins Silver Shovel award for economic development

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Area Development, an economic developed-focused publication, awarded Alabama a Silver Shovel for solid business recruitment and support in 2016, keeping alive a winning streak stretching back a decade. In announcing the award, Area Development noted that Alabama’s economic development team continues...

Written by Jerry Underwood

UAB students’ research work takes flight with drone technology

Alabama aerospace industry

Drones are quickly becoming a prolific part of modern society, and students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are doing cutting-edge research involving the flying machines. Elizabeth Bevan, a doctoral student in the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences,

Written by Dawn Azok

Scorecard: Alabama recruited more than 14,700 jobs in 2016

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Companies announced plans for more than 14,700 new jobs and nearly $4.2 billion in capital investment in Alabama during 2016, according to an analysis prepared by the Alabama Department of Commerce that chronicles wide-ranging economic development activity across the state last...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Elmore County project positions GKN Aerospace for growth

Alabama aerospace industry

TALLASSEE, Alabama -- A new economic development-focused alliance in Elmore County is funding the construction of a $700,000 warehouse facility that will permit the county’s largest manufacturer, GKN Aerospace, to open up critical manufacturing floor space for new projects. The 20,000-square-foot storage depot in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Aerojet Rocketdyne gives $1M for UAH Space Science Chair

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Aerojet Rocketdyne announced today it will fund a $1 million endowment to establish the Aerojet Rocketdyne Chair in Space Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). "Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be able to partner with the University of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey announces creation of Alabama Aviation Education Center in Mobile

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY -- Governor Kay Ivey announced plans today to create the Alabama Aviation Education Center, a hands-on instructional facility to be located near the Airbus aircraft manufacturing facility in Mobile that aims to bolster Alabama’s workforce development efforts and inspire young people to pursue...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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