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Video highlights Alabama aerospace growth for Paris Air Show

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Alabama is a state on the move in the dynamic aerospace industry. Investment in the sector over the past five years has topped $1.5 billion. Exports of Alabama-made aerospace products and parts are surging. Employment is projected to spike. To make sure that growth...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey to lead Alabama economic development team at Paris Air Show

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey will lead an Alabama delegation to next week’s Paris Air Show, where the state’s leading economic development specialists will seek to build on momentum in Alabama’s growing aerospace sector. At the industry’s premier 2017 trade event, Governor Ivey...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama firms aim to turn Paris Air Show connections into new business

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WETUMPKA, Alabama – The leadership of Information Transport Solutions Inc. (ITS) trekked 4,500 miles to this month’s Paris Air Show to pursue a key strategic goal – build aerospace industry connections as the firm branches into the sector. “We want to be in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

U.S. states take aim at aerospace at Paris Air Show

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PARIS – Alabama had plenty of competition at this year’s Paris Air Show, with organizations from at least 15 other states exhibiting at the aerospace industry’s No. 1 business-development and trade show event. [caption id="attachment_10679" align="alignright" width="300"] The Made In Alabama booth was the...

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Alabama cities look for aerospace growth at Paris Air Show

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PARIS – With Alabama emerging as the next hub of passenger jet assembly, officials from cities as different as Birmingham and Enterprise traveled to this week’s Paris Air Show to position their communities for potential growth in the aerospace sector. Steve Pelham, chief of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Marshall engineers 3-D print copper rocket part in NASA milestone

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – NASA engineers at Alabama’s Marshall Space Flight Center have produced the first full-scale, copper rocket part using additive manufacturing – a milestone for aerospace 3-D printing. The part is a combustion chamber liner that must operate at extreme conditions during flight.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama workforce gets hands-on training in Europe (video)

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The first fuselage sections for Airbus’ maiden “Made in America” aircraft have arrived in Alabama, but the company’s workforce has been working quietly for months getting ready to launch assembly at Airbus’ new, $600 million facility in Mobile. Airbus reports that more than 100...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auburn launches first FAA-approved UAS flight school

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AUBURN, Alabama – Auburn University is positioned to become a key training center for commercial operators of unmanned aircraft as it launches the nation’s first FAA-authorized flight school for those piloting the aerial systems. Auburn’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School represents the latest chapter...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Safran company to open facility at Mobile Aeroplex

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Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, a major provider of aircraft landing and braking systems, will open an office and workshop at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, the industrial complex that’s the U.S. home of Airbus. Messier-Buggatti-Dowty is a member of the France-based Safran family of aerospace companies, which...

Written by Jerry Underwood

RMCI to open U.K. office as Alabama company targets global growth

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PARIS – Huntsville-based RMCI Inc., a company specializing in helicopter health monitoring technology and analysis, announced plans at the Paris Air Show today to open an office in the United Kingdom to help meet growing demand for its products and services. RMCI Chief Executive...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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