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A Steadily Growing Industry

December 18th, 2021

It’s no secret that the aviation and aerospace industry is booming in the four-state Aerospace Alliance region, but exactly how much is it growing? Industry growth rates in the four states consistently and substantially outpace the national averages. And what makes this growth possible? A skilled and available workforce with an ever-increasing talent pipeline. Check […]

$2.6 Million Investment made in Alabama

November 22nd, 2021

Smith & Co., a precision CNC machining startup, will invest $2.56 million to open a facility in Birmingham to serve the defense, aerospace, and automotive industries. The company plans to hire 54 new employees over the next three years, with an average wage of more than $68,000. Read more here.

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

November 9th, 2021

Northrop Grumman Corp. announced it has opened a new facility in Huntsville, Alabama 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 space programs in Alabama. Read more here.

Missed our webinar?

November 8th, 2021

Trends, Investments & Advancements with Aerospace Alliance Leaders On August 12th, The Aerospace Alliance hosted a webinar featuring the heads of economic development from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi on current trends, advancements and investments in aviation, aerospace and commercial space in the region. We hope all of our attendees had an informative experience and […]

Mobile Downtown Airport 1 of 7 in U.S. eligible for grants under Military Airport Program

October 29th, 2021

The Mobile Downtown Airport is one of seven airports nationwide eligible for specialized grants from the Federal Aviation Administration. Read more here.

Mobile gets $5.1 Million Grant to Build Hangar Facility

October 5th, 2021

A $5.1 million federal grant will be used to build a new multi-cargo warehouse and hangar facility at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley and in close proximity to a future commercial aviation terminal near downtown Mobile. Read more here.

NASA Readies for Future Artemis Moon Missions with Rocket Engine Test Series

September 30th, 2021

NASA marked a significant milestone Sept. 30 in its plans for future missions to the Moon and, eventually, Mars with completion of an RS-25 single-engine Retrofit-2 test series at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. A full-duration hot fire of RS-25 developmental engine No. 0528 on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis culminated […]

Ocean Aero locating manufacturing operations and headquarters in Gulfport

September 9th, 2021

Ocean Aero, manufacturer and service provider of ocean-going autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, is relocating its manufacturing operations and headquarters from San Diego to Gulfport. The project is a $4.65 million corporate investment and will create 45 jobs. Read more here.

NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test Scheduled for Launch

July 26th, 2021

Teams from NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance completed a launch readiness review on July 27 ahead of NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station. The launch teams still are “go” for launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on a mission to the microgravity laboratory on the company’s second uncrewed flight test. Launch is scheduled at 2:53 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 30, on a […]

Webinar: Trends, Investments & Advancements with Aerospace Alliance Leaders

July 25th, 2021

On Thursday, August 12th at 9 a.m. EST, The Aerospace Alliance will host a one-hour webinar featuring the heads of economic development from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi for an energetic and educational discussion on current trends, advancements and investments in aviation, aerospace and commercial space in the region. Discussion topics will include: – The […]