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Huntsville studies possibility of Dream Chaser landings at airport

Paris Air Show 2015

PARIS – Huntsville International Airport could become the first commercial airport to handle landings of the Dream Chaser, the spaceplane being developed by Sierra Nevada Corp. for supply trips to the International Space Station and other missions. At the Paris Air Show today, Huntsville...

Written by Jerry Underwood

France-based Hutchinson picks Alabama for aerospace facility

Paris Air Show 2015

PARIS – At the Paris Air Show today, Hutchinson Corp. announced plans to open an Aerospace Manufacturing Center of Excellence at Mobile Aeroplex, positioning the French company to serve Airbus’ Alabama assembly line and the region’s expanding aerospace industry. “We look forward to working...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama rocketeer Tim Pickens talks space flight, rocket bikes

Paris Air Show 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Like the city where he lives, Tim Pickens has rockets in his DNA. Over the years, Pickens has earned a reputation for masterminding an unconventional propulsion system that took a private spacecraft to the edge of space and for quirky inventions...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Secretary Canfield kicks off Alabama Paris Air Show effort: ‘Let’s go’

Paris Air Show 2015

PARIS – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield addressed a group of aerospace entrepreneurs, community leaders, economic development specialists and university representatives at a breakfast event this morning that kicked off the Alabama Paris Air Show marketing and recruitment effort. On the eve of the world’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Archangel Systems takes off with global aviation companies

Paris Air Show 2015

AUBURN, Alabama – For Michael Greene, an electrical engineer with experience working on aerospace projects, it all started with failed mechanical gyros on a cross country flight in his private plane. Determined to create something more reliable, Greene started Archangel Systems in Auburn more...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Dynetics rocket breakthroughs rely on 3-D printing, new methods

Paris Air Show 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Engineers and scientists in the Huntsville area are using next-generation manufacturing techniques and the latest advances in rocket engine technology to build cost-efficient hardware aimed at lifting U.S. ambitions in space and safeguarding security at home. Dynetics, a Huntsville firm with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Five trends lifting Alabama’s aerospace industry into new era

Paris Air Show 2015

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

In Kaiser hangar complex, Birmingham sees aerospace potential

Paris Air Show 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Economic developers think a sprawling hangar complex just off the main runway at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport can help Alabama’s largest city make a return flight to an aviation sector that’s taking off in the region. The 1.8 million-square-foot complex, last...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Top economic developer to lead Alabama Paris Air Show mission

Paris Air Show 2015

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading an Alabama delegation to next week’s 2015 Paris Air Show as part of a strategic, team-focused effort to build on the state’s increasingly prominent position in the global aerospace and aviation sector. The Alabama team...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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