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Alabama mayors share 2016 growth priorities

Alabama aerospace industry

Made In Alabama checked in with the mayors of the state’s four largest cities to get an idea of their 2016 economic development priorities and how their growth strategies paid off last year. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange believes Alabama’s capital is primed for growth...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Chairman: Alabama A320 factory shows commitment to U.S.

Alabama aerospace industry

Allan McArtor, the chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, says the company’s new manufacturing facility in Alabama shows Airbus’ strong commitment to producing aircraft in the United States. McArtor outlined how the facility at Mobile Aeroplex fits into the company’s global operating strategy in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Blockbuster 2015 sets stage for Alabama growth (video)

Alabama aerospace industry

From Airbus launching aircraft assembly in Mobile to Google selecting Jackson County for a major data center project, it’s been a massive year for Alabama and its economic development team. In fact, 2015 looks like a year for Alabama’s record books, with game-changing developments...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA’s Alabama hub moves closer to 3-D printed rocket engine

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama test fired a demonstrator engine made mostly with 3-D printed parts, moving them a step closer to building a high-performance rocket engine using additive manufacturing. Over the past three years, Marshall...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Game-changing GE Aviation technology comes to life in Alabama (video)

Alabama aerospace industry

For GE Aviation, two futuristic manufacturing technologies that will change the design and performance of jet engines are taking off in Alabama. This week, the Ohio-based company announced a $200 million plan to build a pair of plants in Huntsville that will produce silicon...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation plans Alabama materials factories in $200 million project

Alabama aerospace industry

GE Aviation will create adjacent factories in Huntsville to mass-produce silicon carbide materials for ultra-lightweight components that are poised to revolutionize how jet engines are manufactured. Ohio-based GE Aviation announced the $200 million project for the factories at a press briefing today at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

UAH building $2 million wind tunnel

Alabama aerospace industry

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will soon be home to a new $2 million wind tunnel system championed by the university’s eminent scholar in propulsion, Phillip Ligrani. Ligrani’s TranSonic/SuperSonic/WindTunnel, or TS/SS/WT, is under construction in the Air Breathing Test Cell at UAH’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama production launch to boost aerospace sector

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus leaders and Alabama officials gathered at Mobile Aeroplex today to celebrate the official opening of the aviation giant’s most advanced manufacturing facility – a development that will push the state’s aerospace sector to new altitudes. “Today shows that Airbus is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

How Airbus A320 aircraft assembly will roll in Alabama (video)

Alabama aerospace industry

Curious about how Airbus’ Alabama workforce will assemble those A320 Family passenger jets in the company’s new, $600 million assembly line at Mobile Aeroplex? A fast-paced video from Airbus paints a picture of how assembly operations will flow inside the company’s first U.S. manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA Marshall robot will build biggest composite rocket parts

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A giant robot at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is helping the agency build the largest lightweight composite parts ever produced for space vehicles. The robot’s work at the Alabama facility may prove pivotal in NASA’s new Space Launch System, designed...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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