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Boeing’s Alabama operations on growth trajectory with $1B missile seeker contract

Alabama aerospace industry

A longtime linchpin of Alabama’s aerospace industry continues to expand in the state, focused on next-generation technology that is charting the future of national defense and space exploration. Boeing employs more than 3,000 people across a diverse lineup of operations based in Huntsville, where...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Defense contractor Kratos plans to add 76 jobs at Birmingham facility

Alabama aerospace industry

FARNBOROUGH, England — San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced plans today to expand its newly established business unit in Birmingham. With the support of critical enhancement programs provided by the State of Alabama, Jefferson County and the City of Birmingham, Kratos...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team plans productive Day 2 at Farnborough Airshow

Alabama aerospace industry

FARNBOROUGH, England — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield and the Alabama economic development team begin a second day of appointments at the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow amid plenty of competition for new aerospace industry investment and jobs. Secretary Canfield and Bob Smith, the Alabama Department...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team kicks off Day 1 appointments at Farnborough Airshow

Alabama aerospace industry

FARNBOROUGH, England — Led by Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, the Alabama economic development team entered the opening day of the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow working a full slate of appointments with representatives of aerospace, aviation and defense companies. “We’re beginning our Farnborough mission with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Lockheed Martin plans Missile System Integration Lab in Huntsville

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Lockheed Martin announced plans today to invest $16.5 million to open a new facility focusing on missile defense on its campus in Huntsville, another milestone marking the defense contractor’s growing footprint in Alabama. The 25,000-square-foot Missile System Integration Lab (MSIL) facility will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Study: Boeing’s Alabama economic impact reaches $2.7 billion

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Boeing contributes more than $2.7 billion each year to Alabama’s economy, along with 9,402 jobs in its sprawling operations and support network, according to a new study issued this week. The global space and defense manufacturer, which is marking its 60th year...

Written by Dawn Azok

Airbus Alabama facility in line to build tanker aircraft with Lockheed Martin

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama — The Airbus manufacturing facility in Mobile is poised for potential growth thanks to plans announced today by the aerospace company and Lockheed Martin to collaborate on a refueling tanker aircraft if the partners win an Air Force competition. Outlined today at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Northrop Grumman opens new Huntsville facility for next-gen missile work

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Northrop Grumman Corp. announced today it has opened a new facility in Huntsville to support the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, adding new jobs to the region and expanding its role supporting important national security and civil...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce promotes Jones to government affairs, marketing position

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Commerce announced today that longtime employee Stefania Jones has been promoted to Manager of Governmental Affairs and Marketing, giving her responsibility for key activities at the state’s lead economic development agency. In her new role, Jones will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Special Aerospace Services plans advanced production facility in Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Special Aerospace Services, a tactical engineering company, announced today that it is expanding its Alabama footprint and opening a production facility in the Cummings Research Park in Huntsville. Colorado-based SAS said the facility is part of an expansion strategy that will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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