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Worldwide demand growing for Alabama-made aerospace products

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Aerospace companies across Alabama are seeing strong demand for their products around the world, with the value of the state’s aerospace exports topping $1.4 billion last year, an increase of more than 65 percent from the previous year. Over the past...

Written by Dawn Azok

Baldwin County targets aerospace growth at Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show 2017

PARIS -- Alabama's Baldwin County is focused on building its aerospace industry, and representatives from the region are furthering that mission at this week’s Paris Air Show. “Our plan for the Air Show has been to connect with many aerospace decision makers and communicate...

Written by Dawn Azok

Huntsville Chamber launches competition to advance Dream Chaser applications

Paris Air Show 2017

PARIS -- The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber launched an international competition with the European Space Agency (ESA) today at the Paris Air Show. The competition is part of ESA’s Space Exploration Masters program, which seeks business innovation and technology transfer ideas that utilize space infrastructure.

Written by Jerry Underwood

North Alabama aviation firm upgrading Austrian Air Force helicopters

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GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama – An aviation company that upgrades Black Hawk helicopters is deepening its roots in North Alabama while expanding its customer base around the world, starting with an order for the Austrian Air Force. Huntsville-based Ace Aeronautics, which does business as Global Aviation...

Written by Dawn Azok

After the Paris Air Show, Alabama team targets aerospace projects

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PARIS – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield departed France early this morning after two intensive days of appointments at the Paris Air Show, where they met with 18 top-level executives and discussed potential and ongoing projects that could bring hundreds...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama connections on display at the 2017 Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show 2017

PARIS – The 2017 Paris Air Show is ground zero for the aerospace industry, a spectacle whose amazing aircraft demonstration flights are eclipsed by the billions of dollars in new deals announced and the behind-the-scenes negotiations that lead to future projects. This year was...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing ramping up Alabama aerospace employment, investment

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With a legacy in Alabama that spans more than half a century, Boeing Co. is looking toward the future with plans for new jobs, investment and breakthrough developments at its operations in the state. The aerospace manufacturer, which has about 2,700 Alabama employees, expects...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama’s Arista Aviation announces first commercial sale at Paris Air Show

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PARIS – Arista Aviation Services CEO Rich Enderle announced today at the Paris Air Show that his Enterprise-based company has signed a deal to sell four modified UH-60A helicopters to the International Defense and Aerospace Group LLC (IDAG). Governor Kay Ivey joined Enderle at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama begins Day 2 of Paris Air Show with 12 appointments

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PARIS – Greg Canfield, Alabama’s lead economic developer, said the first day of appointments for the state’s recruiting team at the 2017 Paris Air Show produced leads on possible aerospace projects that could mean jobs at home. Another full round of meetings is scheduled...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus helping to build aerospace futures in Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama – Global aerospace giant Airbus is doing more than designing and manufacturing planes in Alabama. The France-based company also is helping to shape education and workforce trends in its corner of the state and beyond, particularly the prospects and pipeline for aerospace...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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