Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cluster engineering Mobile's future

MOBILE, Ala. -- Phil Gurvitz doesn't hedge when asked why France's AKKA Technologies decided to set up shop not far from where Airbus will assemble U.S.-built jetliners. It's one of several engineering companies that have decided to set up shop at the Mobile Aeroplex, the start of a new aerospace engineering cluster. While AKKA's initial staffing is small, Gurvitz sees a bright future for aerospace engineering at the Mobile Aeroplex, which he sees as being in the "perfect position" for growth. "I believe this will really develop exponentially," Gurvitz said. (Source: GCRL aerospace newsletter story, August issue, 08/04/15) Full newsletter