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Montgomery officials aim to lay path for GKN Aerospace expansion

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PARIS, France -– Alabama’s capital city cradles one of the nation’s busiest auto assembly plants, along with a growing network of parts suppliers to the massive Hyundai operation. But this week, it’s aerospace manufacturing, not auto, that is driving the hopes of Montgomery officials.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team meets with Safran about its future in the state

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PARIS, France -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield met today with Safran, a powerhouse in aerospace, defense and security, to talk about its new engineering center in Mobile as well as potential opportunities for an even larger Alabama presence...

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Hoar plans smooth lift-off for Airbus construction project in Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama – Mike Lanier is sitting in the pilot’s seat for the most critical Alabama construction project since Mercedes-Benz built its assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County two decades ago – the Airbus Alabama passenger jet production center at Brookley Aeroplex. For Lanier, whose...

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Alabama to hold meetings with 11 companies on first day of Paris Air Show

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PARIS, France -- The working team from the state of Alabama, which includes Governor Robert Bentley, Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, and Commerce Assistant Director of Business Development Bob Smith, arrived at the Paris Air Show around 7 a.m. Paris time this morning...

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Photo gallery: Southeast governors meet at Aerospace Alliance event in Paris

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PARIS, France -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and his counterparts from Mississippi and Florida conferred today at a reception on the Seine River sponsored by the Aerospace Alliance, an organization created to advance the region's involvement in the aerospace and aviation sector. Bentley and...

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Aerojet Rocketdyne eyes new U.S. rocket engine with work in Huntsville

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PARIS, France --  On Friday, GenCorp announced the completion of the acquisition of Rocketdyne, which has now combined with Aerojet to create Aerojet Rocketdyne. On Monday, just two days later, Aerojet Rocketdyne will kick off the Paris Air Show with a press conference to...

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Team Alabama talks aerospace jobs at Paris Air Show gathering

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PARIS, France -- Alabama elected officials and economic development leaders had their eyes on the prize as they gathered in a gorgeous French setting at Les Invalides for a reception hosted by the Huntsville delegation on the eve of the Paris Air Show. The...

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Flight plan: Small Alabama city eyes future as aviation hub

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ANDALUSIA, Alabama – About 125 miles from Mobile, where Airbus will build its first U.S. final assembly line, is a small Covington County city of 9,000 people that plans to transform its textile-based economy into an aviation hub. Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson joins other...

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Alabama Targets Aerospace Connections at Paris Air Show

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama aerospace industry put man on the moon and is now working to take him to Mars. It assembles rockets that blast critical satellites into space and missiles that can strike enemy missiles in flight. It plays a vital role...

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