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Southern Miss, Boeing strengthen partnership with new master agreement


The University of Southern Mississippi has fortified its long-term relationship with The Boeing Company by signing a new master agreement to serve as the technology incubator of next generation composite material systems. U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran joined Gov. Phil Bryant in making the announcement that Southern Miss and Mississippi State University had been selected by Boeing to ...

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Mobile lands aircraft builder Airbus, 1,000 new jobs

French aircraft builder Airbus has selected Mobile as home for a $600 million plant for producing the A320 150-seat passenger plane. The plant is expected to employ 1,000 workers to reach a target of producing four of the commercial aircraft by 2017, The Associated Press reported Monday. It also will create about 2,500 construction jobs, officials have said. The A320 ...

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Boeing to bid on Air Force tanker

Defense contractor Boeing said yesterday that it would bid for the Air Force’s troubled $35-billion refueling plane contract, leaving rival Northrop Grumman to decide if it would make its own attempt to build the long-delayed jets. Boeing said it plans to offer a military version of its 767 passenger jet for a fleet of 179 new planes. The contract is ...

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Joining forces

Four-state alliance tries to garner contract; bring tens of thousands of jobs to region Gaining consensus in politics within one state’s borders is difficult. Pulling agreement out of four states is nearly impossible. But that’s what happened in October when Mississippi joined Louisiana, Alabama and the Panhandle region of Florida to form the Aerospace Alliance, a consortium designed to deepen ...

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