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Auburn University making Alabama ‘go-to place’ for additive technologies

GE Aviation

AUBURN, Alabama -- Additive technologies commonly referred to as 3-D printing are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, giving engineers and designers new methods to create custom parts in aerospace and other industries. Auburn University is moving toward its goal of being a leader in this game-changing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation opens Alabama factory complex to produce unique materials

GE Aviation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation opened factory complex in Alabama today that will be the only U.S. location to produce unique materials used to manufacture ceramic components poised to revolutionize jet propulsion. The center in Huntsville is comprised of two adjacent factories standing on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation managers in growing Alabama plant share training duties

GE Aviation

AUBURN, Alabama -- Joseph Moore works days on the shop floor at GE Aviation’s fast-growing jet engine factory in Auburn – then teaches his experiences at night in the classroom. He’s one of several operations managers at GE’s Auburn site with a teaching role...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama aerospace industry gains velocity with new investment

GE Aviation

Alabama’s aerospace and aviation industry is recording a landmark year, with a major haul of project announcements that bring the promise of international prominence to communities and workers across the state. So far this year, aerospace companies have unveiled plans to invest at least...

Written by Dawn Azok

GE Aviation readies unique materials factories in Alabama

GE Aviation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation said today that initial personnel and special processing equipment are in place at a new $200 million factory complex in Alabama that will be America’s first production center for unique materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). CMCs...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation orders at Paris Air Show to boost Alabama operations

GE Aviation

PARIS – GE Aviation and its partners racked up more than $31 billion in orders and commitments at this week’s Paris Air Show – and the company’s Alabama operations will benefit from the bonanza. The orders and commitments received at the aerospace industry’s largest...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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