Bentley Attending Air Show in London

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A delegation of Alabama leaders is in London to attend the Farnborough International Air Show one week after Airbus announced it would open an aircraft assembly plant in Mobile.

The 80-member state delegation led by Gov. Robert Bentley will attend a reception Sunday hosted by the Aerospace Alliance, a trade association representing the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Airbus plans to build A320 jets at Mobile's Brookley Aeroplex, giving the company its first production site in the United States.

Aerospace Alliance Chairman Neal Wade tells the Mobile Press-Register that interest in the reception has increased since the Airbus announcement.


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  • by disgusted with ignorance Location: Meridian on Jul 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM
    Cat Eyes said "Imagine if we - Mississippian had motivated... ...to make even a moderate effort..." Right! That's why we don't have any Nissan, Toyota, American Eurocopter, Siemens AG, Plumrose USA, Techtronic Industries, M-TEK, Binswanger Mirror, VT Halter marine, Luvata Grenda, nor Hanson (foreign owned) plants employing some 25,000 Mississippians... Oh wait- We DO have all these (and more)... Wake up people - showing your IGNORANCE by putting down MS and it's leadership only hurts us - by giving those representing other states more "ammo" to fire at us in the "landing jobs" wars... Mississippi already has a long historical "stigma" to overcome- don't reinforce those negative views with such ill-informed statements...
  • by Cat Eyes on Jul 8, 2012 at 04:37 PM
    My, my. Imagine if we - Mississipians had motivated, business minded, and forward thinking government officials who would make even a moderate effort to go overseas and negotiate/politic with major industrialist entities like the above mentioned; so that Mississippi might have manufacturing firms build modern,robust factories/facilities here; our economic stagnation would not be as intolerable as it is presently.
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