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Alabama aerospace rivals compete at Farnborough

Farnborough Air Show 2016

LONDON – Alabama’s economic development team at this week’s Farnborough International Airshow faced plenty of competition from other states seeking to make connections leading to new aerospace investment and jobs. [caption id="attachment_15112" align="alignright" width="225"] The 'Made In Alabama' booth served as the delegation's home...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA’s Alabama hub simulates space hazards to advance exploration

Farnborough Air Show 2016

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Inside Building 4605 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, there’s a portal to space and all of its extreme conditions. It’s called the High Intensity Solar Environment Test system, or HISET. NASA says the device’s chamber is the only place on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus links with Alabama universities to build new leaders

Farnborough Air Show 2016

One of the ways Airbus is putting down roots in Alabama is through partnerships with local universities that aim to help shape the next generation of industry leaders. The aerospace giant has donated large airplane components to engineering departments at the University of South...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama aerospace exports rising as industry grows in region

Farnborough Air Show 2016

LONDON -- As aerospace companies continue to grow their operations in Alabama, their shipments of local products sent around the world are also on the rise. In 2015, Alabama’s aerospace industry exports topped $869 million, a 16 percent growth from the previous year, U.S.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

Farnborough Air Show 2016

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

Mobile Aeroplex pursues growth strategy at Farnborough

Farnborough Air Show 2016

LONDON -- At Mobile Aeroplex, the home of Airbus’ U.S. passenger jet production center, the steel frame of a twin-bay aircraft paint shop is beginning to rise, a project that will add a new element to the complex’s growing aerospace cluster. [caption id="attachment_13819" align="alignright"

Written by Jerry Underwood

2016 Farnborough Airshow displays latest aircraft (photo gallery)

Farnborough Air Show 2016

LONDON — The Farnborough International Airshow is one of the biggest events on the global aerospace industry calendar, a recognized platform for deal-making and relationship-building that drives billions of dollars in transactions. The 2014 installment of the air show saw deals valued at more...

Written by Jerry Underwood

SES Alabama operation expanding rapidly as MRO business grows

Farnborough Air Show 2016

LONDON -- Science and Engineering Services Inc. is well under way with a major expansion of its Alabama operations, a $70 million, 450-job project announced two years ago during the Farnborough International Airshow in London. Today, as world aerospace industry leaders and others --

Written by Jerry Underwood

Rich in history, Alabama aerospace industry climbing to new heights

Farnborough Air Show 2016

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

Airbus Alabama facility primes for production ramp-up

Farnborough Air Show 2016

Now that the first Alabama-made airplanes are rolling off the assembly line at the Airbus manufacturing plant in Mobile and taking to the skies, the big question is: What’s next? Plenty. In fact, the global plane maker has only just begun to make its...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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