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Boeing expands Alabama PAC-3 missile seeker facility

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerospace and defense leader Boeing today marked the completion of a major expansion at its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile seeker facility in Alabama’s “Rocket City.” Boeing officials joined military leaders, Governor Kay Ivey and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing to perform design work on new ICBM in Alabama

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The U.S.'s next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile could be designed in Alabama. Boeing Co., the aerospace company whose roots in Alabama go back more than half a century, announced today that the U.S. Air Force has awarded it a $349 million contract...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Business Facilities gives high rankings to Alabama, cities

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Business Facilities magazine gives Alabama high rankings for its workforce training programs, auto manufacturing strength and overall manufacturing employment, while touting the economic growth potential of Mobile and Huntsville. In its 13th annual ranking report, the economic development-focused publication singled out Huntsville as the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing ramping up Alabama aerospace employment, investment

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With a legacy in Alabama that spans more than half a century, Boeing Co. is looking toward the future with plans for new jobs, investment and breakthrough developments at its operations in the state. The aerospace manufacturer, which has about 2,700 Alabama employees, expects...

Written by Dawn Azok

Analysis: Boeing Alabama impact reaches $2.3 billion

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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

Boeing Alabama research center targets ‘next 100 years of innovation’

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Boeing’s history in Alabama spans more than half a century, and one of its latest projects in the state is helping to chart the aerospace giant’s future. The Boeing Research and Technology Center, which opened a year ago in Huntsville, serves...

Written by Dawn Azok

Rich in history, Alabama aerospace industry climbing to new heights

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The Alabama aerospace industry first took flight with the Wright Brothers and later flew to the moon with NASA’s Saturn V rocket. It has has now added passenger jet assembly and next-generation manufacturing technologies to a wide array of capabilities. With industry officials gathered...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing’s Alabama operations boost key space, defense programs

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A longtime pillar of Alabama’s aerospace industry, Boeing continues to break ground in the state. Whether it’s designing commercial aircraft, developing missile weapons systems, or testing for next-generation, human-rated rockets, the aviation juggernaut’s Alabama operations figure prominently into building U.S. space and defense programs.

Written by Dawn Azok

Four trends lifting Alabama aerospace industry to new altitudes

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One day last month, a barge floated along the Tennessee River toward NASA’s Alabama hub, the Marshall Space Flight Center. On board was a key piece of hardware for the agency’s Space Launch System, its new deep space exploration rocket. The hardware – fabricated...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Bentley to head Alabama team at Farnborough Airshow

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley is leading an Alabama delegation that includes top economic development specialists to the Farnborough International Airshow near London next week for meetings aimed at fueling additional growth in the state’s aerospace sector. Governor Bentley and a small working team...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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