Alabama Aerospace Industry Association 

Promoting the Growth of Aerospace in Alabama


Congratulations UTC Aerospace Systems - Aerostructures - Foley, AL

Named by IndustryWeek Best Plant 2016

2017 LEAN Six Sigma Conference Nov. 2-3


The 2017 Lean Six Sigma Conference November 2-3 will be held at
ADTRAN's East Tower. This year’s conference will feature three
keynote presenters, breakout sessions, industry tours, and more.
The conference theme is “building a culture of performance” and all
conference activities will focus on the implementation of continuous
improvement culture. Make plans to attend to learn and network with
other Quality, Lean and Six Sigma professionals in Alabama.  

Keynote speakers include:

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

Plant tours will be offered for:

  • Huntsville Hospital Sterilization Facility
  • Navistar
  • United Launch Alliance

Other workshops and presentations include:

  • 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

The registration is all inclusive with access to sessions, workshops, lunches, and tours.

For more information and to reserve your seat, visit the website by clicking here.


Dynetics Selected to Build NASA's Universal Stage Adapter for SLS

Huntsville, AL, June 7, 2017  - Dynetics Inc. in Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded the prime contract by NASA’s Glenn Research Center to manage the design, analysis, manufacturing, testing and assembly of the Universal Stage Adapter (USA) for the Space Launch System (SLS). The estimated value is $221 million, if all options are exercised.

The USA will integrate the EUS to the Orion crew module while providing structural, electrical and communication paths. The USA will also provide environmental control to payloads during integrated ground operations, launch, and ascent phases. The USA will also integrate co-manifested and secondary payloads.

“We are extremely proud to be selected as the prime contractor for the NASA Space Launch System’s Universal Stage Adapter. This contract will build on Dynetics’ expertise in the space industry which includes developing the low-cost, full-scale advanced booster cryogenic liquid oxygen demonstration tank and manufacturing, designing and testing propulsion components and systems for the SLS core and upper stages,” said Robert Wright, Dynetics program manager. “Our teammates – RUAG Space USA, ZIN Technologies, Dynamic Concepts, Inc., Craig Technologies, Tuskegee University and Paragon Tec – will bring vast levels of experience and knowledge together as we design and develop flight hardware that will be used to take humans and science missions further into deep space.”   

The USA will be designed, built and tested in Huntsville and at the new Dynetics Aerospace Structures Complex and the RUAG Space USA facility both in Decatur, Ala. The Dynetics Decatur facility will break ground in the summer of 2017 and the USA assembly facility will be completed in 2019.   Read more


Blue Origin Announces Intent to Build Rocket Engines in Huntsville  

Huntsville, AL, June 26, 2017  UNTSVILLE, 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.  Read more


 Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

The 6th Annual Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit is set for Oct. 17 - 18, 2017 in Birmingham, AL at The Hyatt Regency - The Wynfrey. The Summit will address supply chain issues and discuss solutions to increase company efficiency and economic competitiveness needed to succeed in the global market. Tours of Birmingham companies utilizing innovation technologies will also be available.  Watch for more info here.

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


Oct 18 PVHT Heat Treating Lunch & Learn - Huntsville - PVHT event

Oct 25 -  2017 AlaSim International Conference and Exposition - Huntsville - AMSC event

Nov 2-3 - LEAN Six Sigma Conference - Huntsville - UAH CMER event


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