WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                        Date of Report: November 30, 2005
                        (Date of earliest event reported)

                           ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                           Delaware 0-16214 14-0462060

(State or other jurisdiction          (Commission          (IRS employer
 of incorporation)                    file number)       identification no.)

                      1373 Broadway, Albany, New York 12204
                                 (518) 445-2200
 (Address and telephone number of the registrant's principal executive offices)

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Effective November 30, 2005, the Compensation Committee of the Board of
Directors of Albany International Corp. (the "Company") amended the Company's
Restricted Stock Unit Plan (the "RSU Plan"). The purpose of the amendment was to
cancel any previously made valid deferral elections in accordance with the
Notice 2005-1 recently issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury. A copy of this
amendment is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                     ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

                                     By: /s/ Frank R. Schmeler 
                                     Name:  Frank R. Schmeler
                                     Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Date: December 6, 2005

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.       Description
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99.1              Amendment No. 1 to the Albany International Corp. 2003
                  Restricted Stock Unit Plan.