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Alabama Industries Aerospace

Alabama’s aviation/aerospace industry has been integral to U.S. Space and Defense programs for more than 50 years.

Today, Alabama is home to hundreds of aerospace, aviation, and defense-related companies supporting both government and commercial markets and has attracted investment from companies around the globe.

Alabama. Home of Apollo’s Saturn V rockets, and Airbus’ first American jetliner production facility.

AIDT, Alabama’s #1 incentive, provides a
total workforce delivery system at no cost
to qualified employers.

Alabama ranks 3rd in the USA for
employment of Aerospace Engineers.

Multiple universities and colleges
offering aerospace related degrees.

300+
aerospace companies

Alabama’s aviation/aerospace industry has been integral to U.S. Space and Defense programs for more than 50 years.

Aerospace Companies That Call Us Home

Rocketing America’s Aerospace
Workforce Forward

Alabama is a leader in Aerospace and is nationally recognized for its education and training facilities and talent.

Auburn University, University of Alabama, Tuskegee University, and University of Alabama in Huntsville offer degrees in Aerospace Engineering. Several of the state’s community colleges offer degrees in Powerplant, Airframe Technology, and Avionics. With 29 four-year colleges and universities and 24 two-year community and technical colleges strategically located throughout the state, Alabama provides both its citizens and industry with excellent training, state-of-the-art technology, research, and outstanding graduates.

Hailed as one of the nation’s most effective state-sponsored workforce training programs, AIDT has provided state-of-the-art industrial training for new and growing business and for thousands of workers of Alabama industries. The services are cost-free for qualifying new and expanding industries in Alabama. AIDT was is the first state workforce training organization in the U.S to earn international certification for its quality management system. It was then awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification by the International Organization for Standardization to enhance customer, societal and management goals.

Aerospace and Aviation Industry News

Northrop Grumman Awarded $13.3B Contract

Northrop Grumman Corp. will be modernizing the nation’s aging intercontinental ballistic missile system (ICBM) under a $13.3 billion contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force. The contract covers the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center said the effort would span more than…

Airbus offers look inside new A220 assembly line

Celebrating five years of building aircraft in Mobile, Airbus has provided a first look inside its new assembly line for A220 jetliners. Commercial aircraft production began in Mobile on Sept. 14, 2015. (The first made-in-Alabama A321, named “BluesMobile,” was delivered to JetBlue amid great fanfare on April 25, 2016.) To read more of the story,…

Site consultants rank Alabama a top state in Area Development survey

Site selection professionals surveyed by national publication Area Development once again ranked Alabama among the top states for doing business, citing a range of factors that underpin a business-friendly environment. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in the magazine’s 2020 “Top States for Doing Business” analysis, continuing a long run in the annual survey’s Top 10…

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