Alabama Aerospace Industry Association 

Promoting the Growth of Aerospace in Alabama



Airbus Expands Alabama Plant

 Mobile, Alabama - January 16, 2019, Governor Kay Ivey joined leaders of Airbus, top local officials and others at the Mobile Aeroplex today for a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of the company’s new A220 aircraft manufacturing facility.

The assembly line will satisfy the strong and growing U.S. demand for the A220 aircraft, the newest offering in Airbus’ commercial aircraft product line. The project will create 432 full-time jobs in Mobile.

Airbus CEO Tom Enders led the celebration and welcomed more than 700 attendees including Airbus and other industry executives, Airbus manufacturing employees, state and national dignitaries, and local community leaders.

“Mobile is a great place to be,” he said during the event.

Jeff Knittel, chairman and CEO of Airbus Americas, said Airbus’ expansion in the United States reflects the company’s growing partnerships with customers, as well as with U.S. supplier-partners and the communities in which the company operates across the nation.

“Our partnerships are growing again with the addition of an A220 manufacturing facility that will employ some 400 more employees at full rate,” Knittel said. “Together we’ve already put Mobile on the map in the world of global aviation, and together we are making a new mark for the future.”



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Aerospace Innovative Technology Summit May 7-9, 2019  

AITS is an international business convention for the Aerospace, Space & Defense Industry, focused on the advanced manufacturing & innovative technologies (i.e. robotics, digital, automation, additive manufacturing / 3D printing, workforce development, laser beam weld, etc.)  Hosted by BCI Aerospace

 Summit Agenda:

May 7th  - One-day high level Conference / Summit featuring presentations by Industry and Technology Leaders (i.e. Airbus, Bombardier, GKN, Auburn University, Southern Research, NASA, …)

May 8th - One-to-One (BtoB) Meetings
Additional Workshops / Presentations
Evening Gala Dinner / Networking Reception

May 9th - One-to-One (BtoB) Meetings

For more information about the Aerospace Innovative Technology Summit, visit the conference website.

AAIA is collaborating to promote but is not a host for this conference. 


 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

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Date& Activities


May 7-9 - Aerospace Innovative Technology Summit - Birmingham - BCI Aerospace Event



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