Alabama Aerospace Industry Association 

Promoting the Growth of Aerospace in Alabama




2017 LEAN Six Sigma Conference

Nov. 2-3


The 2017 Lean Six Sigma Conference November 2-3 was held at
ADTRAN's East Tower. This year’s conference will featured three
keynote presenters, breakout sessions, industry tours, and more.
The conference theme was “building a culture of performance” and all
conference activities focused on the implementation of continuous
improvement culture. 

Keynote speakers included:

  • Karyn Ross, Author and President of Karyn Ross Consulting
  • Billy Ingram, Interface Carpet
  • Brad Green, CEO, Listerhill Credit Union

Plant tours included:

  • Huntsville Hospital Sterilization Facility
  • Navistar
  • United Launch Alliance

Other workshops and presentations included:

  • Training to earn a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate
  • Lean Journey presentation by a variety of company CEOs
  • Update on Cyber Security Requirement for Gov't Contractors
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Service organizations
  • Education institutions

For more information and to get on the list to received information about the 2018 conference, visit the website by clicking here.


Alabama Aerospace Industry Gains Velocity

Montgomery, AL, November 14, 2017  - Aabama’s aerospace and aviation industry is recording a landmark year, with a major haul of project announcements that bring the promise of international prominence to communities and workers across the state.

Gov. Kay Ivey and Greg Canfield in Paris 2017

So far this year, aerospace companies have unveiled plans to invest at least $500 million and bring more than 2,200 jobs to Alabama in new facilities or expansions of existing operations.

That follows another solid year of growth for the industry in 2016, when project announcements involved $260 million in new investment and 2,000 additional jobs.

“Alabama has long been major player in designing and manufacturing the most innovative, complex solutions to conquer skies and space, and we are continuing to shape the global industry today,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.

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Blue Origin Announces Intent to Build Rocket Engines in Huntsville  

Huntsville, AL, June 26, 2017  HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Blue Origin, the spaceflight company started by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced today that it will manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Alabama’s Rocket City.

The new facility will be in Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second-largest research park, and construction can begin once an engine production contract with United Launch Alliance (ULA) is awarded.

The BE-4 is America’s next rocket engine and will power ULA’s Vulcan rocket, if it’s selected for the project. The production of this engine would end the nation’s dependence on Russia for access to space for critical national security space systems.   

 Alabama Aerospace Video  


Wright Flyer

Four Trends Lifting  Alabama Aerospace Industry 

Made in Alabama - Alabama Department of Commerce Link




Alabama Transportation Infrastructure News

Alabama leaders are focusing on how to best maintain and improve the transportation infrastructure in our state.  Roads and bridges not only bring aerospace employees from home to work, they enable our products to move through the supply chain.  To find current news and developments on this important topic, click here to visit the Alliance for Alabama's Infrastructure website.  




Business Alabama

Click to Read More Alabama Aerospace Features in Business Alabama Magazine 



Date& Activities

Feb 21-23 - Alabama Aerospace Week - Montgomery - ASA event

Mar 1 - FMS Industry Day with USASAC - Huntsville - NAITA event

April 8 Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards Luncheon - Montgomery ATN & BCA  event

May 22-23 - AlaSim International Conference 2018Huntsville - AMSC NAITA event



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