Alabama Aerospace Industry Association 

Promoting the Growth of Aerospace in Alabama




2018 AlaSim International Conference May 22 -23


The annual AlaSim International Conference & Exposition will be held at the Holiday Inn Research Park in Huntsville, AL May 22 -23, 2018.   This M&S event showcases the vibrant, multi-domain, modeling and simulation (M&S) industry in Alabama. The conference is designed to focus on both the breadth and depth of simulation activity in Alabama and to collect, document, display, and discuss the current state of simulation technology throughout the world. 

The AlaSim conference program typically includes plenary speakers, paper presentations, project briefings, panel discussions, workshops, tutorials, and vendor exhibits displaying the latest simulation technology, products, and services.

  • Speakers: Plenary speakers and industry experts will present project and program briefings about simulation work planned and in-progress throughout the conference.
  • Panel Discussions: Opportunities for open discussion with M&S subject experts.
  • Workshops: An open and collaborative environment for the definition and creation of modeling and simulation products.
  • Tutorials: To provide introductory and advanced training in current simulation technology.
  • Exhibit Area: Where industry exhibitors will be displaying their latest simulation products and capabilities.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: Opportunities for sponsors to promote their products, message, and/or brand.

AlaSim International is organized by the Alabama Modeling and Simulation Council

Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional Recertification Units:

This conference qualifies for Recertification Units (RU's) for the Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional (CMSP) as administered by the Modeling and Simulation Professional Certification Commission (MSPCC -


For more information and to register for 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

April 4 Australia Aerospace & Defense Briefing - Huntsville - NAITA event

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

April 30 - May 2 2018 National Robotic Welding Conference - Decatur - Alabama RTP Event  

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

June 25-27- Inaugural Southeast Aerospace & Defense Conference - Mobile - AirFinance Journal event



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