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Airbus announces orders for A320 family, shows off new innovations in Paris

Paris Air Show

PARIS, France --  Governor Robert Bentley as well as representatives from Mobile and Baldwin Counties and the Mobile Airport Authority all held meetings with various executives at Airbus this week at the Paris Air Show. Those meetings were largely focused on ongoing plans for the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Photo Gallery: Day Two at Paris Air Show for Alabama team

Paris Air Show

PARIS, France -- Day Two at the Paris Air Show for Team Alabama began with business meetings and concluded with a reception hosted by officials from Mobile and Baldwin counties. Below is a photo gallery that shows Governor Robert Bentley and economic development officials...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Futuristic Raytheon Alabama factory makes missiles with robots

Paris Air Show

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – In the futuristic Raytheon Alabama factory, robotic vehicles glide silently across gleaming plant floors, transporting nose cones and other missile parts to the precise spots where they are needed for assembly. The $75 million Raytheon Redstone Missile Integration Facility in Huntsville,

Written by Jerry Underwood

PPG Aerospace displays its Alabama aircraft window expertise at Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show

PARIS, France -- If you see one of the new jetliners cutting through the sky over the Paris Air Show, you may wonder how it got its sophisticated, high-technology windshields and windows. There is a good possibility they came from the PPG Aerospace facility...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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GE Aviation laser technology powers innovation at Alabama jet engine plant

Paris Air Show

AUBURN, Alabama -- A new GE Aviation plant in Auburn will use Star Wars-like laser technology to help the industry giant produce critical jet engine components at a time when global demand for aircraft is projected to surge. Inside the GE Aviation plant in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Photo Gallery: Day 1 for Alabama team at Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show

PARIS, France -- The opening day of the 50th Paris Air Show brought lots of meetings for members of the Alabama delegation. State officials talked with a dozen companies, including GKN Aerospace, which operates a facility in Elmore County, and Airbus, which is constructing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Montgomery officials aim to lay path for GKN Aerospace expansion

Paris Air Show

PARIS, France -– Alabama’s capital city cradles one of the nation’s busiest auto assembly plants, along with a growing network of parts suppliers to the massive Hyundai operation. But this week, it’s aerospace manufacturing, not auto, that is driving the hopes of Montgomery officials.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Photo gallery: Southeast governors meet at Aerospace Alliance event in Paris

Paris Air Show

PARIS, France -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and his counterparts from Mississippi and Florida conferred today at a reception on the Seine River sponsored by the Aerospace Alliance, an organization created to advance the region's involvement in the aerospace and aviation sector. Bentley and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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