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Airport awarded building permit for terminal/hangar

BAY ST. LOUIS — A building permit has been issued for a $6.1-million terminal and hangar at Stennis International Airport. GM&R Construction Co. of Bay St. Louis was the successful bidder for the project. Jack Zink, executive director of the Hancock County Development Commission, tells The Sun Herald he expects work to start any day on the 10,000-square foot terminal ...

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GE Aviation to open second plant in Mississippi

ELLISVILLE — GE Aviation will locate a second manufacturing plant in Mississippi at Ellisville where it will produce advanced composite components for aircraft engines and systems. The company is developing plans for the construction of a manufacturing facility of about 300,000 square feet in Howard Technology Park. The project represents an investment of $56 million and will employ 250 workers ...

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Aircraft company moving operations from Arkansas

TUPELO — A company that dissembles wide-body commercial aircraft at the Walnut Ridge Airport in Walnut Ridge, Ark., is moving much of its operation to Mississippi. The Jonesboro Sun reports that Memphis, Tenn.-based Universal Asset Management will move the operation to Tupelo because the 747s and other large aircraft are causing significant damage to runways, ramps and taxiways. The company ...

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Boeing pushes back delivery of 787 again

EVERETT, Wash. — Boeing Co. said today it now expects to deliver its first new 787 jetliner in the middle of first quarter 2011, the second such delay in the past two months, due partly to engine delivery problems. In July, the Chicago-based aerospace company said the cumulative impact of a series of issues could push the first delivery “a ...

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Gates regrets Northrop Grumman's pull-out

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he regrets that a major defense contractor has pulled out of the contest to build a badly needed new Air Force plane. And he warns that the lone surviving bidder shouldn’t expect to be able to pad the check. Gates told a military audience today that he wishes Northrop Grumman had chosen to place ...

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Eaton gains contract on Russian aircraft

Eaton in Jackson will play major role as hydraulic supplier for New Irkut MC21 aircraft   The Eaton Aerospace facility in Jackson will play a major role as diversified industrial manufacturer, working on the design and manufacture of the hydraulic system for Irkut Corporation’s new MC21 single-aisle aircraft line in Russia.   Eaton’s Aerospace facility in Jackson will play a ...

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Eaton becomes hydraulic system supplier for new Irkut MC21 aircraft in Russia

The Jackson facility will play a major role as diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation begins working on the design and manufacture of the hydraulic system for Irkut Corporation’s new MC21 single-aisle aircraft line in Russia. Eaton’s Aerospace facility in Jackson, Mississippi will play a major design and production role in this new initiative that is expected to continue for decades. ...

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