Alabama

The Aerospace Alliance – 2022 In Review

January 6th, 2023

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

November 29th, 2022

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

June 5th, 2022

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

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 […]

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 […]

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.