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Rich in history, Alabama aerospace industry climbing to new heights

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 in London for the Farnborough International Airshow, it’s time to take a deeper look at aerospace in Alabama, which is home to more than 300 companies and significant government installations dedicated to flight.

With Airbus’ $600 million A320 Family assembly line now turning out aircraft in Mobile and other companies launching projects in the state, optimism is high among state leaders that the sector is charting an upward trajectory.

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Airbus Alabama facility primes for production ramp-up

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