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A Space & Missile Giant’s 51st Year in Alabama

A Space & Missile Giant’s 51st Year in Alabama

Boeing bases two of its biggest corporate enterprises in Alabama. Jim Chilton has headed each of them.

October 2013

Bentley’s Big Road Show

Five “big rock” projects lead the list in a $1.4 billion road building program Gov. Robert Bentley has proclaimed biggest in Alabama history.

October 2013
Taking Charge on the Waterfront

Taking Charge on the Waterfront

Like many waterfront companies, Page & Jones is an old family business — 121 years old — and the work starts on the docks.

July 2013
Lofty Ambitions, Widespread Impacts

Lofty Ambitions, Widespread Impacts

The big picture of the Airbus coup begins to emerge, with the European aircraft giant committed to Alabama as home base for both commercial and military ambitions.

June 2013
Big League Workforce Demands

Big League Workforce Demands

Alabama is in a headlong sprint to keep job skills in pace with auto production demands.

February 2013
Careers that Take Off

Careers that Take Off

The Alabama Aviation Center, along with some of Alabama’s largest public universities, are filling the gap for aviation mechanics and aeronautical engineers—jobs that are not only prolific in Alabama, but also in neighboring states.

October 2012
A Resource at Your Fingertips

A Resource at Your Fingertips

Aerospace group hopes to boost industry with online directory.

October 2012
Helicopter Clusters

Helicopter Clusters

Alabama has an extensive lineup of helicopter manufacturers and maintenance and repair operations, from Huntsville to Dothan. And its institutional helicopter users—state troopers, hospitals—are the leading edge as well.

October 2012
They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

The Port of Huntsville is north Alabama’s hometown airport, but its international cargo operations put this middling-sized city in the top 20 ranks of the nation’s air gateway giants.

October 2012
Get 'er Done Yourself Airlines

Get 'er Done Yourself Airlines

The age of invention has never ended for builders of experimental aircraft. AeroCrafters of Alabama LLC, in Gadsden, serves this daring niche with sound advice and FAA licensing.

September 2012