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Five trends lifting Alabama’s aerospace industry into new era

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Alabama’s aerospace industry has already flown to the moon with the Saturn V rocket. Now, it’s ready for a new set of missions that will keep this critical sector of Alabama’s economy soaring in revolutionary ways. With aviation and aerospace officials from around the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama researchers probe futuristic propulsion system

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- At Redstone Arsenal, the cradle of the nation’s rocket program, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Boeing Co., NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Arsenal are working together to probe a futuristic propulsion system that could send explorers to Mars...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing Alabama research center to bring new innovation

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A Boeing Co. research and development center being established in Alabama’s Rocket City will become an innovation hub that helps the aerospace company identify technological advancements critical to the company’s future, a Boeing official said. “Our new research center in Huntsville...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Greg Canfield: Team to showcase Alabama at Farnborough Air Show

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By: Greg Canfield, Alabama Secretary of Commerce LONDON, England – Over the next few days, Governor Robert Bentley and I will engage in more than 20 meetings with aerospace companies at the Farnborough International Air Show, which will play host to the global industry’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

EDPA’s Sewell: Alabama aerospace sector ready for takeoff

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Airbus’ decision to locate its A320 Family Assembly Line in Mobile has pushed the throttle up on efforts by Alabama economic development officials to accelerate growth in the state’s aerospace sector. [caption id="attachment_8319" align="alignright" width="192"] Steve Sewell of the EDPA[/caption] With...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Team Alabama takes aim at aerospace growth at Farnborough Air Show

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- With the Airbus assembly line rising in Mobile, top Alabama leaders, economic development specialists and local officials will head to the Farnborough International Air Show near London next week for talks aimed at expanding the aerospace industry in the state. Governor...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing technology research center to create 300-400 jobs in Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -– Following an announcement from Boeing Co. that it will bring one of five research centers to Huntsville, Ala., as part of a restructuring of its Boeing Research & Technology organization, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and north Alabama leaders commended the decision.

Written by Jerry Underwood

International Space Station, made in Alabama, marks 15 years

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The International Space Station, partially designed and assembled in Alabama, celebrates its 15-year anniversary this month. On Dec. 4, 1998, Node 1 -- known as “Unity” -- was launched into space aboard the shuttle Endeavour and two days later connected with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials talk to Boeing on work related to 777X assembly in Huntsville

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and other officials today met with Boeing Co. representatives to discuss the possibility of the aerospace company placing work related to the assembly of the 777X passenger jet in Huntsville, where Boeing already has a major presence.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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