A Steadily Growing Industry
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
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
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.
Mobile Downtown Airport 1 of 7 in U.S. eligible for grants under Military Airport Program
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
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.
Andalusia Airport Gives Lift to Southeast Alabama Aerospace Hub
Covington County’s South Alabama Regional Airport has become a busy hub for aviators traveling throughout the Southeastern U.S. The airport’s industrial park is home to several maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities, as well as a satellite campus of the Alabama Aviation College. Read more here.
Department of Defense launches aerospace research center at Tuskegee University
The U.S. Department of Defense has launched an Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center (AERIC) at Alabama’s Tuskegee University, enhancing research in critical areas and expanding the future technical talent pipeline for the industry. Read more here.
Aircraft maintenance company plans operation at Selma’s Craig Field in Alabama
Craig Field Executive Director Jim Corrigan announced that City Jet/Turbine Worx plans to open an aircraft maintenance operation and dispatch facility on Craig Field, a public airport and industrial facility. Read more here.