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KBR to expand Alabama footprint with new headquarters, 160 jobs

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that defense contractor KBR plans to expand its operations in Huntsville with a new headquarters facility and more than 160 additional jobs as it taps the talent pool in Alabama’s “Rocket City.” KBR will consolidate its...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation’s Auburn plant ships 100,000th 3-D printed fuel nozzle

Alabama aerospace industry

 AUBURN, Alabama — The GE Aviation additive manufacturing center in Auburn has achieved a major milestone — it shipped the 100,000th fuel nozzle tip grown on sophisticated 3-D printers at a plant that is pioneering new technologies for producing jet engine components. The Auburn...

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Hanwha Cimarron to invest $130 million in new Alabama manufacturing facility

Alabama aerospace industry

OPELIKA, Alabama – Hanwha Cimarron LLC, a maker of filament-wound carbon fiber tanks and pressure vessels, announced plans today to invest $130 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Opelika, where it will create 261 jobs. Hanwha Cimarron CEO David Jeon said the...

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‘Next’ campaign to showcase Alabama’s high-tech capabilities

Alabama aerospace industry

In case you’ve missed a headline or two, Alabama is moving in a next-level direction across multiple industries. Its aerospace engineers are building future generation rockets while its scientists are unraveling genetic mysteries. At the same time, ultra-modern Alabama factories are revolutionizing how products...

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Andalusia airport gives lift to Southeast Alabama aerospace hub

Alabama aerospace industry

ANDALUSIA, Alabama – Covington County’s South Alabama Regional Airport has become a busy hub for aviators traveling throughout the Southeastern U.S. The airport has a heliport that provides hot and cold refueling services to civilian and military helicopters, as well as an airfield café

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Department of Defense launches aerospace research center at Tuskegee University

Alabama aerospace industry

TUSKEGEE, Alabama -- The U.S. Department of Defense has launched an Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center (AERIC) at Alabama’s Tuskegee University, enhancing research in critical areas and expanding the future technical talent pipeline for the industry. In an announcement, the DOD said Tuskegee’s...

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Flight Works Alabama launches We Build It Better learning program

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Flight Works Alabama has developed an innovative learning program that will provide a set of classroom kits and interactive techniques designed to help instructors expand students’ creative capacity and encourage discoveries. The program, delivered through seven We Build It Better innovation...

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Economic development projects to bring 510 new jobs to Huntsville area

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber today announced that new economic development projects will bring 510 new jobs and more than $71 million in investment to the community. This eight companies under taking the projects have expanded or located in Huntsville metro area...

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Airbus marks 5 years of aircraft production at Alabama facility

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – The Airbus manufacturing facility in Alabama has marked a significant milestone – five years of aircraft production in its growing U.S. industrial home. The Airbus manufacturing center in Mobile began producing its first passenger jet -- an A321 christened "BluesMobile" and...

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Airbus launches A220 production on new Alabama assembly line

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus said today that it has officially launched production of A220 aircraft at its newly constructed Final Assembly Line hangar at its Alabama manufacturing facility. Airbus also said its workforce in Mobile has begun production of the first U.S.-built A220 for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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