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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

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

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