Aerospace Alliance Hosts Reception in Washington, D.C.
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 […]
The Aerospace Alliance is Reaching New Heights in 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 […]
The Aviation & Aerospace Industry in Alabama
Alabama has played an integral role in the nation’s aviation and aerospace industry for over a century when the first flight school was established by the Wright Brothers. From private companies to military institutions to research and testing facilities, Alabama is one of the leading states in the industry. “The aerospace industry represents a cornerstone […]
An Aerospace, Aviation & Space Corridor of Excellence
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. The […]
The Aerospace Alliance – 2022 In Review
As we enter this new year, we want to look back and celebrate some of the exciting aviation and aerospace industry accomplishments from 2022. 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. Airbus announced plans to […]
NASA’s new SLS rocket lifts Alabama’s rich space heritage
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 […]
Airbus Expansion Project Will Add 1,000 Jobs in Mobile
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.
Airbus set to expand in Mobile
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
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 […]
Airbus Alabama facility in line to build tanker aircraft with Lockheed Martin
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, […]