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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...

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Gov. Ivey: New investment across Alabama topped $7 billion in 2019

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that economic development activity across Alabama last year generated $7.1 billion in pledged capital investment and 13,454 job commitments, providing a potential spark for economic revival once the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic ease. Governor Ivey...

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Blue Origin officially opens Alabama rocket engine factory

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Blue Origin  on Monday opened a sprawling factory in Alabama’s “Rocket City” that will allow the spaceflight company to accelerate production of its heavy-lift BE-4 rocket engine and create hundreds of jobs. The BE-4, which is under development, will power Blue Origin’s...

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High-ranking research programs power UAH aerospace collaborations

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerospace engineering researchers at The University of Alabama in Huntsville are modeling how a future U.S. spacecraft might be engineered for nuclear propulsion. They are also studying how reliable rocket engine components can be printed using advanced manufacturing techniques. These two...

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6 trends fueling Alabama’s economic growth in 2020 and beyond

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Alabama’s economy is humming on all cylinders as a new decade begins, with job rolls swelling to record numbers and an ultra-low unemployment rate as major industries expand their operations in the state. While the foundations are firmly in place for more growth, there...

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Officials welcome Airbus plans to expand Alabama A320 production

Alabama aerospace industry

Alabama leaders hailed plans announced today by Airbus to increase production of A320 aircraft at the company’s Mobile manufacturing facility, where it will invest $40 million to construct a new support hangar. On top of a project to add a new A220 assembly line...

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Aerojet Rocketdyne: New Alabama manufacturing site ready for production

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Aerojet Rocketdyne said today that it is ready to begin producing large solid rocket motor carbon fiber cases in Alabama’s Rocket City following installation and calibration of a key machine at its new Advanced Manufacturing Facility (AMF). The state-of-the-art machine will be used...

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NASA Marshall expands ties with UA to advance in-space manufacturing

Alabama aerospace industry

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville is expanding its partnership with The University of Alabama to collaborate on advanced and in-space manufacturing, a priority in the space agency’s efforts to take American astronauts back to the Moon and beyond. The agreement aims to...

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