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 (Date of earliest event reported) May 5, 2009

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

          Delaware                     1-10026                14-0462060
(State or other jurisdiction         (Commission           (I.R.S. Employer
      of incorporation)             File Number)         Identification No.)

     1373 Broadway, Albany, New York                           12204
(Address of principal executive offices)                     (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code (518) 445-2200

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; etc.

Item 8.01. Other Events

Albany International Corp. announced today that Michael C. Nahl, the
Registrant's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has informed
the Registrant of his intention to retire, pending the appointment of a
successor. The Registrant has initiated a search process for a successor, and
Mr. Nahl has agreed to remain until a successor is appointed and an orderly
transition of duties is concluded.

The Company expects to enter into an agreement with Mr. Nahl that would provide
for, among other things, his continued availability as a consultant on financing
and strategic matters for a period of up to two years.


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/ David M. Pawlick
                                          Name:  David M. Pawlick
                                          Title: Vice President - Controller

Date: May 5, 2009