New Boeing Location at Embry‑Riddle Will Bring 400 High-Paying Jobs to Florida

June 12th, 2024

Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University and Boeing formally announced a new partnership Tuesday, June 11, 2024, that will bring 400 high-paying jobs to Volusia County, Florida, through 2026. New employees at this state-of-the-art center of excellence will perform engineering work for Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security aircraft programs and advanced technology capabilities. Read more here.

Introducing Our New State Heads Of Economic Development

April 23rd, 2024

We are excited to announce the new state heads of the Aerospace Alliance Board of Directors. As we embark on a new chapter of innovation and growth in the aerospace and aviation industry, it is with great pleasure that we introduce the esteemed individuals who will be leading our organization forward.

2023 growth projects to inject $6.4 billion into Alabama communities

April 2nd, 2024

Governor Kay Ivey announced that companies launching operations or expanding existing facilities in Alabama during 2023 are poised to make investments totaling over $6.4 billion, building on the state’s winning economic development track record with another year of steady job creation. Read more here. Alabama has played an integral role in the nation’s aviation and […]

Skydweller opens flight test facility at Stennis

March 27th, 2024

State and federal officials joined together at Stennis International Airport in Hancock County for the opening of Skydweller Aero’s flight test and aircraft modification facility. Skydweller is the nation’s only large unmanned solar-powered aircraft capable of perpetual flight. Read more here.

Amazon Web Services plans to invest $10 billion, creating 1,000 jobs to establish data center complexes in Mississippi

February 12th, 2024

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) is investing $10 billion to establish multiple data center complexes in two Madison County industrial parks. The project is a planned $10 billion corporate investment and will create at least 1,000 high-paying, high-tech jobs. This investment by AWS is the single largest capital investment in Mississippi history and four times the size of the previous largest economic development project. Read more here.miss

The Aerospace Industry in Northwest Florida

February 6th, 2024

Northwest Florida is a vibrant region that may surprise you with its diverse industry sectors. It stretches from Pensacola on its western edge, along the beautiful emerald coast to St Marks, reaching north beyond Interstate 10 to border Alabama and part of Georgia, with a population of over 1.1 million residents. The region has six aviation-focused […]

2023 In Review

January 10th, 2024

As we enter this new year, we want to look back and celebrate some of the exciting aviation and aerospace industry accomplishments from 2023. The Aerospace Alliance states have drawn some of the world’s most recognizable names in the industry and continue to expand and make innovations in aviation, aerospace and space exploration. Universities across Alabama focused on research […]

Thank you to our state heads

January 10th, 2024

We would like to recognize Secretary Greg Canfield, Secretary Don Pierson, and Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp for their years of dedication and commitment serving on the Aerospace Alliance board. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to excellence and for being an inspiration to us all. Your leadership has undoubtedly left a lasting imprint on the industry, and […]

Mobile, Alabama, aerospace cluster set for future growth as expansion plans take shape

December 28th, 2023

Airbus Americas is increasing its investment in the A220 final assembly line at its Alabama manufacturing facility by an additional $18.8 million. Additionally, Airbus is constructing a second A320 production line at its facility in the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley complex, a major project that is creating 1,000 jobs and doubling the company’s industrial footprint in Alabama. Read more here.

Triumph Gulf Coast votes to move $98M FSU project forward to support aerospace, manufacturing facilities in Bay County

November 13th, 2023

The Triumph Gulf Coast Board voted this week to support a $98.4 million Florida State University project that would build aerospace and advanced manufacturing facilities in Panama City.  The Institute for Strategic Partnerships, Innovation, Research, and Education (InSPIRE) will include operations within or near the Northwest Florida Beaches Airport and the adjacent Venture Crossings technology […]