Boeing 777x aircraft http://apr.org en Gov. Bentley Says Boeing Used Alabama 'To Some Extent' http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-says-boeing-used-alabama-some-extent <p></p><p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says Boeing used the state for leverage when it was shopping for potential plant sites during labor negotiations.</p><p>But Bentley said Wednesday that he believes the aircraft manufacturer really was interested in the Huntsville area as a new home for jetliner production. Bentley says putting together a proposal for the plant will help Alabama eventually.</p><p>Bentley made his remarks after a luncheon speech in Birmingham where he talked about the upcoming legislative session.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:13:13 +0000 The Associated Press 44610 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Says Boeing Used Alabama 'To Some Extent' Huntsville Mayor Calls Boeing Significant Partner http://apr.org/post/huntsville-mayor-calls-boeing-significant-partner <p>Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is calling Boeing a significant community partner after the city lost its bid to build the company's new 777X jetliner.</p><p>Huntsville was among more than 50 sites in 22 states whose leaders tried to convince Boeing to open its $10 billion assembly plant in their communities. Al.com reports the manufacturing operation will support an estimated 8,500 jobs.</p><p>That manufacturing plant will be located in Everett, Wash.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 16:57:56 +0000 The Associated Press 44384 at http://apr.org Huntsville Mayor Calls Boeing Significant Partner Alabama Still Interested In Boeing, Not Talking http://apr.org/post/alabama-still-interested-boeing-not-talking <p></p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley's office says Alabama is interested in seeing Boeing jetliners built in the state, but it isn't saying whether that might happen.</p><p>Boeing says it has started telling states whether they remain in the running to build its new 777X aircraft.</p><p>Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said Friday the state remains in a non-disclosure agreement with Boeing, so officials can't comment on the project.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:03:18 +0000 The Associated Press 43670 at http://apr.org Alabama Still Interested In Boeing, Not Talking