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Carpenter superalloy powder project provides lift for state’s aerospace sector

Alabama aerospace

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Top Alabama officials said today that Carpenter Technology Corp.’s decision to build a $20 million facility in Limestone County to produce superalloy powder for aircraft engines is another boost for the state’s expanding aerospace industry. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabamians work to land orders for micro propulsion system at Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace

PARIS, France -- Alabamians Brad Caban, president of Aero-mark aerospace manufacturing and maintenance, and Brent Trotter, chief engineer at the company’s Fairhope division called Amro, arrived at the Charles de Gaulle Airport Sunday with their Paris Air Show display in tow. It fit into...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA, Alabama aerospace hub developing SLS, most powerful rocket for space

Alabama aerospace

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Airbus’ passenger jet production center will launch Alabama into the commercial jet manufacturing business in 2015. But an Alabama aerospace hub has long played a critical role in a different kind of flight – space travel. More than four decades after going...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus announces orders for A320 family, shows off new innovations in Paris

Alabama aerospace

PARIS, France --  Governor Robert Bentley as well as representatives from Mobile and Baldwin Counties and the Mobile Airport Authority all held meetings with various executives at Airbus this week at the Paris Air Show. Those meetings were largely focused on ongoing plans for the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Futuristic Raytheon Alabama factory makes missiles with robots

Alabama aerospace

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – In the futuristic Raytheon Alabama factory, robotic vehicles glide silently across gleaming plant floors, transporting nose cones and other missile parts to the precise spots where they are needed for assembly. The $75 million Raytheon Redstone Missile Integration Facility in Huntsville,

Written by Jerry Underwood

PPG Aerospace displays its Alabama aircraft window expertise at Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace

PARIS, France -- If you see one of the new jetliners cutting through the sky over the Paris Air Show, you may wonder how it got its sophisticated, high-technology windshields and windows. There is a good possibility they came from the PPG Aerospace facility...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Photo Gallery: Day 1 for Alabama team at Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace

PARIS, France -- The opening day of the 50th Paris Air Show brought lots of meetings for members of the Alabama delegation. State officials talked with a dozen companies, including GKN Aerospace, which operates a facility in Elmore County, and Airbus, which is constructing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Montgomery officials aim to lay path for GKN Aerospace expansion

Alabama aerospace

PARIS, France -– Alabama’s capital city cradles one of the nation’s busiest auto assembly plants, along with a growing network of parts suppliers to the massive Hyundai operation. But this week, it’s aerospace manufacturing, not auto, that is driving the hopes of Montgomery officials.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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