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: December 21, 2006
                        (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)

Item 301. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or
Standard; Transfer of Listing

On December 21, 2006, Albany International Corp. ("Albany") sent written notice
to NYSE Arca, Inc. ("NYSE Arca") of its intention to voluntarily withdraw the
listing of its common stock from NYSE Arca. Albany's Class A Common Stock will
continue to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. On or about January 2,
2007, Albany will file a Form 25 to notify the Securities and Exchange
Commission and NYSE Arca of its intention to voluntarily withdraw the listing of
its Class A Common Stock from NYSE Arca. By operation of law, the delisting
application will be effective 10 days after such filing, unless withdrawn by
Albany in advance of such date. The news release announcing our intent to
voluntarily withdraw the listing from NYSE Arca is attached hereto as Exhibit

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(c) Exhibits

99.1 News release issued on December 21, 2006.


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/ Christopher J. Connally
                                                 Name: Christopher J. Connally
                                                 Title: Corporate Treasurer

Date: December 21, 2006

                                Index to Exhibits

Exhibit No.             Description
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99.1                    News release dated December 21, 2006