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‘Retooled’ Marshall County manufacturing base charts new era

Alabama aerospace industry

GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama – Marshall County has a long history of successful manufacturing operations, and that legacy is helping to shape its future. Several of the northeastern Alabama county’s newer industrial residents have transformed buildings that were operated for decades by companies from another era.

Written by Dawn Azok

Aerojet Rocketdyne to build AR1 rocket engine, add 800 Alabama jobs in expansion

Alabama aerospace industry

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced plans today to expand its presence in Huntsville with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for the company’s AR1 rocket engine and the relocation of engineering, program management and other jobs. Altogether, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s overall growth plans for Huntsville calls for the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Video: How T-100 trainer jets would come together in Tuskegee

Alabama aerospace industry

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

Written by Jerry Underwood

Leonardo plans to produce advanced Air Force trainer in Tuskegee

Alabama aerospace industry

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Governor Robert Bentley announced today that Leonardo, a global aerospace and defense firm, will create 750 jobs at an advanced assembly center at Tuskegee’s Moton Field if the company’s T-100 jet trainer wins a U.S. Air Force competition for a next-generation...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Continental Motors to build new Alabama manufacturing center

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Continental Motors Group, a global maker of piston aircraft engines, announced plans today to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and corporate office at the Mobile Aeroplex as part of a three-year strategic growth plan. Continental Motors officials announced the plans for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus lifts employees’ lives, transforms Alabama industry

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – When the first Alabama-made Airbus A321 passenger jet took to the skies on its maiden flight a year ago, the pride in the air was palpable. Company executives cheered the creation of a new center for commercial airplane production in the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Key factories in new GE Aviation CMC material system rising in Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

Aerospace giant GE Aviation is on the final phase to create its most vertically integrated, new material system ever introduced in the United States – and facilities in Alabama will play a major role. By 2020, GE Aviation is projected to have more than...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama exports accelerate to $20.6 billion in 2016, breaking record

Alabama aerospace industry

Alabama exports rose to a record level in 2016, topping $20 billion for the first time on gains from overseas shipments of Alabama-made products such as transportation equipment, chemicals and paper products. Figures from the U.S. Commerce Department show that Alabama exports totaled $20.55...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Accelerate Alabama 2.0 updates state’s strategic growth plan

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Accelerate Alabama, the strategic economic development growth plan that has driven the creation of more than 75,000 jobs since its adoption, is being updated with refined targets and tactics. Accelerate Alabama 2.0, as it’s called, aims to amplify the success of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestone: Airbus Engineering celebrates decade in Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus today marked a major milestone in Alabama as it celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the engineering operation that was the forerunner to its aircraft manufacturing facility here. Employees of Airbus Engineering were joined by state and local leaders to recognize...

Written by Dawn Azok

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