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Gov. Ivey to lead Alabama team at Farnborough International Airshow

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey is leading a team of Alabama economic development specialists to the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow for meetings aimed at accelerating growth in the state’s aerospace and aviation industry. Governor Ivey will join a small working team from the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials welcome Airbus-Bombardier partnership plan

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Alabama officials today congratulated Airbus and Bombardier on making significant progress toward the completion of a partnership deal that could see the companies establish a new assembly line for Bombardier’s C Series passenger jets at Airbus’ Mobile facility. Aerospace giant Airbus...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation opens Alabama factory complex to produce unique materials

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation opened a factory complex in Alabama today that will be the only U.S. location to produce unique materials used to manufacture ceramic components poised to revolutionize jet propulsion. The center in Huntsville is composed of two adjacent factories standing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Report: 2017 projects generate nearly 15,500 new jobs across Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Companies planning new facilities or expanding existing operations in Alabama announced nearly 15,500 new jobs and more than $4.4 billion in capital investment during 2017, according to a comprehensive report detailing economic development activity in the state last year. The 2017...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

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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

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