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THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS

May 16th, 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 Sponsors for supporting the Alliance’s efforts to establish the southeast region as a world-class aerospace and aviation corridor.

Airbus set to expand in Mobile

May 5th, 2022

With a bull market for Airbus aircraft, the European plane maker announced plans Wednesday to increase production of the popular A320 model — including expansion at the firm’s plant in Mobile. Read more here.

Amazon Selects Blue Origin’s New Glenn for 12 Launches

April 7th, 2022

Amazon announced what it claims is the biggest rocket deal in the commercial space industry’s history, signing on with three companies for up to 83 launches of its Project Kuiper internet satellites. The tech giant signed contracts for launches with United Launch Alliance (ULA), Arianespace and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Project Kuiper is Amazon’s plan to […]

Kennedy Space Center Teams Win Sustainable Environment Awareness Awards

March 29th, 2022

Three teams at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida earned Fiscal Year 2021 Sustainable Environment Awareness (SEA) Awards and will be recognized during the upcoming 2022 KSC Honor Awards Ceremony this spring. The Phase 1 Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) Award Team won in the Building Efficiency/Performance Contracts category, the Kimberly-Clark RightCycle Program Team was […]

Stennis Space Center & Firehawk Aerospace Form Unique Testing Partnership

February 17th, 2022

NASA’s Stennis Space Center has partnered with companies on propulsion test projects in support of the commercialization of space for more than 20 years. In the last half of 2021, however, the NASA site and startup company Firehawk Aerospace participated in a partnership arrangement that provides a new model for future collaborations. Read more here

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

February 1st, 2022

The Airbus manufacturing facility in Mobile is poised for potential growth, thanks to plans announced Monday by the aerospace company and Lockheed Martin to collaborate on a refueling tanker aircraft if the partners win an Air Force competition. The Aerospace Alliance was formed to support the initial Airbus (Then EADS North America)/Northrop Grumman bid to win an US Airforce tanker project, […]

The Aerospace Alliance looks towards the future.

January 26th, 2022

As we enter this new year, we want to share some of the exciting aviation and aerospace industry goings-on to look out for in 2022. Our region’s investments in talent, infrastructure, site readiness and research continue to attract industries of all sizes. The Alliance states have drawn some of the world’s most recognizable names in the […]

NASA Conducts 1st RS-25 Engine Test of Year at Stennis Space Center

January 19th, 2022

NASA conducted its first RS-25 engine hot fire test of the new year Jan. 19 on the Fred Haise Test Stand at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The test was the second hot fire in the latest series that began in mid-December. Each test in the series is providing valuable operational data to NASA’s lead […]

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.