NASA’s new SLS rocket lifts Alabama’s rich space heritage

November 29th, 2022

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is on its way to the Moon as part of the Artemis program. Here is what Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce and Aerospace Alliance Board Member, had to say about the historic launch. “A few days ago, I had the privilege of watching NASA’s next-generation rocket, Space Launch […]

Artemis I launch a success!

November 21st, 2022

Last week we were able to witness the historic launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket as it embarked on its Artemis I mission to the Moon. All four Alliance states play an important role in the Artemis Program and we would like to take this moment to celebrate what we accomplish when we all […]

Space Launch System Powers Historic Lunar Mission

November 16th, 2022

On Nov. 16, the Space Launch System (SLS) and Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage successfully propelled the Orion spacecraft on its first voyage around the Moon. The Artemis I mission lifted off at 1:47 a.m. Eastern time from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Eight and a half minutes into flight, the […]

$2.5 Million Louisiana Project Announcement

October 25th, 2022

From Louisiana Economic Development Aviation Exteriors Louisiana, which has long specialized in the painting of commercial aircraft, will add aircraft maintenance and conversion services with an expansion at its Iberia Parish facility. With the addition, Aviation Exteriors will create 100 new direct jobs at an average annual salary of $56,867, plus benefits, while retaining 83 […]

Aviation & Aerospace in Florida’s Great Northwest

October 25th, 2022

The Aerospace Alliance is deeply grateful for our corporate partnerships, all of which enhance our position as global hub for aviation, aerospace and space. Through partnership support with marketing and events, our states continue to welcome aviation and aerospace industries of all sizes – leveraging our world class assets, ready sites and a trained and […]

Huge Project Announcement in Florida’s Great Northwest

October 10th, 2022

Gulf Air Group will be developing a new state-of-the-art aircraft hangar at Crestview’s Bob Sikes Airport. The company’s $16 million capital investment in the community will create 55 new aviation jobs for area residents. Learn more here.

Rocket Lab prepares to blast off in Mississippi

September 21st, 2022

U.S.-based Rocket Lab is locating an engine test facility for its new large rocket Neutron at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, making a significant capital investment and creating dozens of new jobs in Hancock County. Read more here.


August 9th, 2022

The Alliance’s member states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida share the goal of promoting the region’s common assets and long-standing tradition of excellence in the aerospace industry to grow the sector. Thank you to our Corporate Partners for supporting the Alliance’s efforts to establish the southeast region as a world-class aerospace and aviation corridor. […]

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Travels to UK for Farnborough International Airshow

July 27th, 2022

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez highlighted her aerospace and aviation mission to the United Kingdom for the Farnborough International Airshow, which took place from July 16—20. During the mission, organized in conjunction with Enterprise Florida, Inc., Lieutenant Governor Nuñez met with several corporate executive officials to discuss various economic issues and promote future opportunities for […]

Airbus Expansion Project Will Add 1,000 Jobs in Mobile

June 5th, 2022

Airbus continues to make investments to the aviation and aerospace industry in the southeast corridor with the announcement of a huge expansion project that will add around 1,000 jobs in Mobile. Airbus has already invested over $1 billion in its Alabama manufacturing facility. Read more here.