LONDON — Alabama’s business recruitment team wrapped up its mission at the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow today with its sights on at least six growth project opportunities and fresh insights into the trends shaping the future of aerospace, aviation and defense.
While in London and at Farnborough, the Alabama working team engaged in well over a dozen scheduled appointments with industry executives, as well as numerous informal discussions with officials at aerospace companies starting Sunday and continuing into today.
The project possibilities unearthed during the show were split between new facilities and expansions at existing Alabama sites.
“We come away from Farnborough 2022 with a better understanding of the directions and opportunities that exist within the industry,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “Because of the pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, aerospace companies are realizing they need redundancies in their supply chain — and that is something we can capitalize on.