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The Boeing Company Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary 

 CHICAGO, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today celebrates 100 years since its founding on July 15, 1916, marking a legacy of connecting and protecting people and nations, exploring Earth and space, and inspiring dreamers and doers alike through its products and services.

Since starting out as a builder of wood and fabric floatplanes in a Seattle boathouse, Boeing has become the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.

"The innovative spirit of our founder Bill Boeing — who 100 years ago today dedicated this company to building something better — is alive in the generations of our people who continue to deliver products and services that matter and positively change lives around the world," said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. "As we embark on our second century, our commitment to excellence is stronger than ever, our potential for achievement is as great as it was for our founders, and our goals must be even more bold, visionary and inspiring."

Boeing employees, customers, communities and fans around the globe are joining together to celebrate the company's centennial and imagine the technological breakthroughs and innovations yet to come.  Read more

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 AAIA Teams with Dothan Area Chamber for Aerospace Roundtable  

 Ozark, AL.--Nov. 15-- AAIA and the Dothan Area Chamber were hosted by the Alabama Aviation Center at Enterprise State Community College in Ozark for a Southeast Alabama Aerospace Roundtable on November 15.  Aerospace companies, economic development organizations, and local officials were represented.  Todd Conyers, Program Manager for the CAE USA Dothan Training Center briefed on the forthcoming pilot training center, and Roger Fortner of the Alabama Department of Commerce, Workforce Division presented the new and improved workforce programs infrastructure in Alabama.  Additionally, the luncheon discussion forum focused on growth opportunities in the industry.  A tour of the Aviation Center programs wrapped up the event.   

Boeing to Bring Jobs to Huntsville 

 ST. LOUIS, Nov. 15, 2016 – Boeing  is taking steps to operate its Defense, Space & Security business more efficiently through facilities consolidations and work movements that will increase employment in Los Angeles County, St. Louis, and Huntsville, Ala.

“In order to push ourselves farther and win more business, we need to make the most of our resources and talent,” said Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Defense, Space & Security. “These steps will help us be a stronger partner for our customers worldwide.”

By the end of 2020 Boeing will reduce facilities space by approximately 4.5 million square feet. Along with that, many positions in Huntington Beach will move to El Segundo, Long Beach, and Seal Beach in Southern California, with others moving to St. Louis and Huntsville, Ala.   Read more 

Star Aviation Acquired by Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--October 3 --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE:CSL) today announced the acquisition of Star Aviation, Inc., a leading provider of design and engineering services, testing and certification work and manufactured products for in-flight connectivity applications on commercial, business and military aircraft.  The business will operate as part of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, a global provider of specialty wire and cable, and interconnect components for commercial and military aircraft, avionics systems, in-flight entertainment, communications systems and medical devices.  Read more  

Airbus Delivers 10th Made in Alabama Plane

Spirit Delivery

Sep. 21, 2016/Made in Alabama - MOBILE, Alabama - An A321 wearing the bright yellow of Spirit Airlines was delivered to Spirit employees on Monday during a ceremony that marked a “double milestone” for the Airbus Alabama operation.  The aircraft was the 10th produced at Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile and the first delivered to Florida-based Spirit Airlines, a major customer. Spirit sent 140 employees to the delivery ceremony at Mobile Aeroplex. 

“It’s very exciting. Today is a double milestone,” Daryl Taylor, general manager of the Airbus Alabama facility, said in a Periscope interview broadcast on Airbus social media. “Though 10 may not be a big, major milestone in terms of Airbus’ history, in terms of Mobile and our facility here, it’s a major milestone and a step along the long journey toward further milestones.” 

Spirit President and CEO Bob Formaro said the company “was thrilled to add our first American-made aircraft to the Spirit family.” The airline is expected to take delivery of at least one more Alabama-made Airbus plane this year.    Read more

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CAE USA to Open Key U.S. Army Aviation Training Center in Alabama 

“Our new Dothan Training Center will provide the Army with a modern, flexible and cost-effective training solution specifically designed for the Army’s fixed-wing aviators,” said Ray Duquette, president and general manager of CAE USA.

“The state of Alabama, Department of Commerce and all the local government organizations in the Wiregrass area have been incredibly supportive and instrumental in the creation of what will be a truly world-class training facility,” he added. Read more


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Date& Activities


Dec. 8 - Alabama Launchpad Competition Finale - Auburn - EDPA event.

Feb. 28 - Mar 2 - Alabama Aerospace Week 2017 - Montgomery - ASA event

Mar. 9 - Southern Automotive Quality Summit - Huntsville - AAMA Event


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