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Archangel Systems takes off with global aviation companies

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AUBURN, Alabama – For Michael Greene, an electrical engineer with experience working on aerospace projects, it all started with failed mechanical gyros on a cross country flight in his private plane. Determined to create something more reliable, Greene started Archangel Systems in Auburn more...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Dynetics rocket breakthroughs rely on 3-D printing, new methods

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Engineers and scientists in the Huntsville area are using next-generation manufacturing techniques and the latest advances in rocket engine technology to build cost-efficient hardware aimed at lifting U.S. ambitions in space and safeguarding security at home. Dynetics, a Huntsville firm with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Five trends lifting Alabama’s aerospace industry into new era

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Alabama’s aerospace industry has already flown to the moon with the Saturn V rocket. Now, it’s ready for a new set of missions that will keep this critical sector of Alabama’s economy soaring in revolutionary ways. With aviation and aerospace officials from around the...

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In Kaiser hangar complex, Birmingham sees aerospace potential

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Economic developers think a sprawling hangar complex just off the main runway at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport can help Alabama’s largest city make a return flight to an aviation sector that’s taking off in the region. The 1.8 million-square-foot complex, last...

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Top economic developer to lead Alabama Paris Air Show mission

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading an Alabama delegation to next week’s 2015 Paris Air Show as part of a strategic, team-focused effort to build on the state’s increasingly prominent position in the global aerospace and aviation sector. The Alabama team...

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Alabama aerospace companies position for unmanned aerial systems market growth

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have proven themselves in war. Now, researchers and companies, including some in Alabama, are working to find commercial applications. Drones, as they are often called, have been on display at this week's Paris Air Show. The U.S.

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Alabamians work to land orders for micro propulsion system at Paris Air Show

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PARIS, France -- Alabamians Brad Caban, president of Aero-mark aerospace manufacturing and maintenance, and Brent Trotter, chief engineer at the company’s Fairhope division called Amro, arrived at the Charles de Gaulle Airport Sunday with their Paris Air Show display in tow. It fit into...

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NASA, Alabama aerospace hub developing SLS, most powerful rocket for space

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Airbus’ passenger jet production center will launch Alabama into the commercial jet manufacturing business in 2015. But an Alabama aerospace hub has long played a critical role in a different kind of flight – space travel. More than four decades after going...

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Boeing Alabama operations take aim at missile threats, help develop Mars rocket

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Boeing Co.’s commercial jet business has racked up billion-dollar orders at the Paris Air Show this week. The company’s Alabama operations are concentrating on different tasks – making a rocket powerful enough to get man to Mars and defending against enemy...

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

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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

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