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 […]

Aerospace Alliance Hosts Reception in Washington, D.C.

October 16th, 2023

In September, the Aerospace Alliance hosted a reception in Washington, D.C. to bring together corporate aviation and aerospace executives with federal officials. These relationships and connections promote the Alliance and help bring congressional delegations together when opportunities arise, promoting industry growth in the states. The event was made possible by the support of our Corporate […]

Relativity Space breaks ground on new test stand at Stennis Space Center

September 19th, 2023

From the Mississippi Development Authority Leading 3D-printed rocket company Relativity Space has broken ground on a new vertical test stand at the A-2 complex located at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. In October 2022, Relativity announced a large $267 million expansion at Stennis that will create 630 jobs. The new test stand, part […]

A New Era in the Space Tourism Economy

August 30th, 2023

From Space Florida Space Florida, the state’s aerospace finance and development authority, released the following statement on Space Perspective’s ribbon cutting in Titusville, Florida. With infrastructure in place, the company is expected to take its first passengers to space in 2024. The below should be attributed to Frank DiBello, president and CEO, Space Florida. “Congratulations […]

Pensacola International Airport Wins Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year Award

July 27th, 2023

From City of Pensacola Pensacola International Airport has been honored with the Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year award by the Florida Department of Transportation for Project Titan Element 1, ST Engineering’s second hangar at the airport. This recognition was announced at the FDOT Annual Aviation Awards Ceremony, held as part of the Florida […]

The Aerospace Alliance is Reaching New Heights in 2023

July 7th, 2023

As we enter the second half of 2023, we want to look back and celebrate some of the many accomplishments that Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi have achieved in aerospace, aviation and commercial space. Here are only some of the corridor’s recent wins and successes: United Launch Alliance and Beyond Gravity, which builds payload fairings for ULA […]