Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc. (MAE) to Add 200 Local Jobs
The Mobile Chamber is pleased to announce that Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc. (MAE) is expanding and will equip its existing facility to convert and modify Airbus 320 passenger jets into freight aircraft.
At A Glance:
200 New Jobs
“This expansion project builds on Mobile’s soaring success in the aerospace industry, further solidifying our position as a global leader,” said Mobile Chamber President and CEO Bradley Byrne. “The growth of Mobile Aerospace Engineering exemplifies the collaborative efforts of our city and county in fostering economic development to propel Mobile’s aerospace sector forward.”
The company, located at 2100 Aerospace Drive on the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, currently has 579 full-time employees. This expansion project will add 200 new full-time jobs by the end of 2025.
“This forthcoming expansion is the latest example of Mobile’s growing role in the global aerospace industry. Decision makers across the aerospace world know Mobile, Alabama, and they know what our workforce continues to do here every day. MAE has a long and successful history at Brookley, and we are excited to see them continuing to grow and invest in our community.” said Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson.
“The Mobile County Commission is delighted to support this Mobile Aerospace Engineering expansion, which will add more new jobs and further stimulate the continued growth of Mobile County’s aerospace industry ecosystem,” said Mobile County Commission President Connie Hudson.
Mobile Aerospace Engineering is a global technology, defense and engineering group with a diverse portfolio of businesses across the aerospace, smart city, defense and public security segments with proven solutions for nearly every stage of an aircraft’s life cycle. Through passenger-to-freighter conversion, they give aging aircraft a new lease on life.
“MAE has long been a prominent player in the Mobile region’s aerospace/aviation cluster, and these growth plans will solidify the future for the company’s operations at Brookley,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “It’s very satisfying to see our relationship with VT MAE deepen with a major investment and the creation of new jobs.”
Operations for this expansion are expected to begin by the end of June 2023.
About the Mobile Chamber
The Mobile Chamber is a private business organization with more than 1,700 members and the economic developer for the City of Mobile and Mobile County. The Mobile Chamber’s focus is to provide members with networking, marketing and professional development opportunities, expand jobs in the area, develop the local workforce, advocate legislative priorities and offer resources to help small businesses grow. Additional information is on the Chamber’s website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.