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Hoar plans smooth lift-off for Airbus construction project in Alabama

Alabama aerospace

MOBILE, Alabama – Mike Lanier is sitting in the pilot’s seat for the most critical Alabama construction project since Mercedes-Benz built its assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County two decades ago – the Airbus Alabama passenger jet production center at Brookley Aeroplex. For Lanier, whose...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Aerojet Rocketdyne eyes new U.S. rocket engine with work in Huntsville

Alabama aerospace

PARIS, France --  On Friday, GenCorp announced the completion of the acquisition of Rocketdyne, which has now combined with Aerojet to create Aerojet Rocketdyne. On Monday, just two days later, Aerojet Rocketdyne will kick off the Paris Air Show with a press conference to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commercial Jet Inc. to invest $12 million in Dale County aircraft maintenance operation

Alabama aerospace

DOTHAN, Alabama – Governor Robert Bentley, House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield joined company and community leaders here today in announcing that Commercial Jet Inc. will invest $12 million to open a new 400,000-square-foot facility at Dothan Regional...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Aviation Center trains students for careers in growing aerospace industry

Alabama aerospace

MOBILE, Alabama -- It’s two years before Airbus begins producing airplanes in Mobile, but Alabama students have already taken flight through training at the Alabama Aviation Center. They are getting prepared for the jobs of the future in an industry that will alter the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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