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TEAM PLAYER: Alabama-made Airbus A321 to make Iron Bowl flyover

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus said today that an Alabama-built A321 will perform a flyover at Saturday's Iron Bowl match-up in Tuscaloosa. The aircraft, destined for delivery to Delta Air Lines next month, is scheduled to fly over Bryant-Denny Stadium following the National Anthem and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

UAH researcher patents green carbon fiber process for rocket nozzles

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is pioneering a new technology that could provide a more environmentally friendly path to explore space. William Kaukler, an associate research professor at UAH’s Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center, has been...

Written by Dawn Azok

Analysis: Boeing Alabama impact reaches $2.3 billion

Alabama aerospace industry

Boeing Co.’s impact on the Alabama economy totals $2.3 billion a year, according to a new analysis that highlights how the aerospace giant supports a highly skilled, technical workforce in the state. The University of Alabama study found that Boeing’s presence in the state...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA Marshall readies Test Stand 4697 for extreme SLS tests (video)

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Workers have completed the construction of a critical test stand at Marshall Space Flight Center that will be used by NASA engineers to push the limits of the fuel tanks for the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever...

Written by Jerry Underwood

CAE USA on track to open key Alabama Army aviation training center

Alabama aerospace industry

DOTHAN, Alabama – CAE USA, a company specializing in aviation training, plans to begin offering flight training to U.S. Army aviators at a training facility opening in Dothan next year as part of the company’s $75 million investment in the state. Tampa-based CAE USA...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama ‘double milestone’ as Spirit claims its first aircraft

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – An A321 wearing the bright yellow of Spirit Airlines was delivered to Spirit employees today during a ceremony that marked a "double milestone" for the Airbus Alabama operation. The aircraft was the 10th produced at Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Site selection publication awards high marks to Alabama, Huntsville

Alabama aerospace industry

Business Facilities magazine rated Alabama among the top states for workforce training programs, auto manufacturing strength, and foreign direct investment in its 2016 rankings. In addition, the economic development-focused publication rated Huntsville No. 1 among U.S. cities for STEM job growth, and No. 3...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Ernst & Young: Alabama ranks in Top 5 for investment

Alabama aerospace industry

Global consulting firm Ernst & Young says companies from around the world poured more than $5 billion into capital projects in Alabama last year, earning the state a place near the top of its investment rankings. Ernst & Young’s closely watched “US Investment Monitor”

Written by Jerry Underwood

Huntsville targets Dream Chaser landings as Sierra Nevada ties grow

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville International Airport is moving closer to a goal of becoming the first commercial airport that will be a landing spot for Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser spaceplane. A project team is working to secure funding to conduct additional studies this...

Written by Dawn Azok

Brown Precision expands Alabama presence with $7M project

Alabama aerospace industry

ATMORE, Alabama – Huntsville-based Brown Precision Inc. plans to invest $7 million to open a manufacturing facility in Southwest Alabama’s rapidly expanding aerospace corridor, officials said this morning. Brown Precision’s new facility in Atmore’s Rivercane Industrial Park will create more than 100 jobs, said...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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