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Farnborough Air Show

Educators are Alabama’s ‘secret weapon’ on Farnborough mission

FARNBOROUGH, England — Colleges and universities across Alabama have played a key role in building the state’s aerospace industry, and they were back at it this week at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

Representatives from the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the University of South AlabamaAuburn University and the Alabama Community College System were part of the state delegation that met with key aviation and aerospace industry executives.

The purpose of their presence was to build relationships with company leaders, so that they always serve as a reminder of the workforce and research benefits Alabama offers, said Jo Bonner, vice chancellor for economic development at the University of Alabama System.

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