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CHECKLIST: Alabama air show missions boost aerospace sector

GE Aviation

It’s no wonder that Alabama has sent a top-level economic development team to the major air shows in Europe for many years. The annual trips to aerospace trade events Paris and London have set the stage for growth in an industry important to the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE selects Auburn University for additive manufacturing program

GE Aviation

A leader in additive manufacturing technologies, GE, has selected Auburn University as one of just eight universities from around the world to participate in a groundbreaking program focusing on 3-D printing research and education initiatives. Auburn, which has been strategically expanding its activities in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Key factories in new GE Aviation CMC material system rising in Alabama

GE Aviation

Aerospace giant GE Aviation is on the final phase to create its most vertically integrated, new material system ever introduced in the United States – and facilities in Alabama will play a major role. By 2020, GE Aviation is projected to have more than...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Rich in history, Alabama aerospace industry climbing to new heights

GE Aviation

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

Four trends lifting Alabama aerospace industry to new altitudes

GE Aviation

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

Alabama claims Silver Shovel Award for 2015 projects

GE Aviation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s economic development team earned a Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine for its strong performance in 2015, keeping alive a winning streak that dates back a decade. The publication, which targets economic developers and site selection experts, announced the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mayor Battle: ‘Huntsville’s conversations are never dull’

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Made In Alabama asked Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle to outline his economic development priorities for 2016 and provide insight on why the city has been able to land a series of major projects in the past couple of years. Here are his remarks. Q:

Written by Jerry Underwood

Game-changing GE Aviation technology comes to life in Alabama (video)

GE Aviation

For GE Aviation, two futuristic manufacturing technologies that will change the design and performance of jet engines are taking off in Alabama. This week, the Ohio-based company announced a $200 million plan to build a pair of plants in Huntsville that will produce silicon...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation plans Alabama materials factories in $200 million project

GE Aviation

GE Aviation will create adjacent factories in Huntsville to mass-produce silicon carbide materials for ultra-lightweight components that are poised to revolutionize how jet engines are manufactured. Ohio-based GE Aviation announced the $200 million project for the factories at a press briefing today at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation readies first 3-D printed jet engine nozzle at Alabama plant

GE Aviation

AUBURN, Alabama -- GE Aviation is turning its facility in Auburn into the world’s first factory for 3-D printed jet engine fuel nozzles, landing the Alabama plant a starring role in a technology that promises to revolutionize aerospace manufacturing. GE Aviation, one of the world’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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