PARIS and WALDWICK, N.J., June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With billions of dollars in deals announced, and millions more in the making, exhibitors in the U.S. International Pavilion at the Paris Air Show have made the most of this biennial opportunity to meet buyers and influencers at the world's biggest aerospace and defense event.
As the centerpiece of the nation's presence at the 51st biennial "Salon du Bourget," the Pavilion showcased a concentrated cross-section of American companies, organizations and industry advocates looking for new export opportunities and global business relationships. This year's Pavilion covered more than 6,000 sqm of space in Hall 3, and featured more than 230 exhibitors.
The announcement Wednesday of Connecticut-based EDAC Technologies' $1-billion-plus deal to provide components for Pratt & Whitney engines on some Airbus, Bombardier, Mitsubishi and Embraer aircraft punctuated a week of business activity and announcements that reinforced the Pavilion's critical role in helping U.S. companies grow their share of global markets.
"Despite America's well-established leadership in the global aerospace and defense industry, the nation can never afford to take its place at the Paris Air Show for granted," said Tom Kallman, President and CEO of Kallman Worldwide, which this week celebrated its 20th year as organizer of the official U.S. Pavilion at Le Bourget. "Our team is proud to have helped position our exhibitors to meet more prospects, strengthen market relationships and close more sales to boost the U.S. export economy," Kallman said.
Pavilion exhibitors benefitted from a significant jumpstart on the first day of the show with the presence of some 40 U.S. government, military and diplomatic dignitaries, including the U.S. Secretaries of the Air Force and Transportation, who gathered under the banner of "Ask America First," the Pavilion theme of the week, to officially open the venue. In particular, the participation of seven state governors and four U.S Senators gave a strong boost to exhibiting states and the companies co-exhibiting under their flags.
Exhibitors were also supported by Kallman's first "HOT 100" List initiative to heighten awareness and interest in U.S companies, and further validate the Pavilion as a primary destination for business decision-makers. The HOT 100 List is a user-generated preview of news that exhibitors planned to announce at the show, including product and service launches, thought-leadership initiatives, program upgrades, patents and personnel moves.
Following are the final HOT 100 entries.
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY — Embry-Riddle Names Global Higher Education Leader As Interim President
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, recently announced the appointment of Dr. John R. Watret as interim president effective June 1. Watret, who has held numerous positions at the university since 1989, is known globally within higher education and the aviation industry for expanding the institution's reach with the creation of Embry-Riddle Asia headquartered in Singapore and establishing relationships in Europe, Australia and South America.
TARGET MARKETS: Aviation, Aerospace, Higher Education
CONTACT: Melanie Hanns, Director of University Communications/Media Relations, Daytona Beach, FL, +1-386-226-7538 / [email protected]
ENSTROM HELICOPTER — Continuing Development of the TH180
Enstrom Helicopter is moving towards certification on the TH180 helicopter. "We've completed the torsional testing for the new Lycoming HIO-390 engine," said test pilot Bill Taylor, "as well as much of the governor baseline testing." Enstrom is in the process of instrumenting a test flight aircraft for performance testing. Director of Sales Orlando Alaniz says, "The industry is changing rapidly and training requirements are changing. We are building this helicopter to meet the needs of pilots."
TARGET MARKETS: Training, Military, Helicopters
CONTACT: Jackie Kamps, Marketing Manager, Menominee, MI, +1- 906-863-1200 / [email protected]
TACTAIR — Tactair Helps Artemis Racing Fly! Loïck Peyron, French sailing legend and Artemis team member, comes to Le Bourget to discuss how Artemis Racing is utilizing aerospace technology to gain a crucial edge in the 2017 America's Cup competition.
Tactair is pleased to announce a partnership with Artemis Racing to assist in the design and development of the hydraulic control systems on the AC48 Foiling Catamaran. Join Tactair and Artemis for a presentation on Wednesday, June 17 at 10:30am (Hall 3, Stand A117) where Tactair President Mike Yates and Artemis Racing team member and French sailing legend Loïck Peyron will discuss the Artemis Racing 2017 America's Cup campaign and AC48 development.
TARGET MARKETS: Hydraulics, Valves, Actuation
CONTACT: Matthew Devendorf, Manager, Business Development, Tactair Fluid Controls, Liverpool, NY, +1 315-451-3928 / [email protected]
AAR (NYSE: AIR) — AAR Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence Serving the Aviation Aftermarket. Global aerospace leader recently named Best Airframe MRO Provider in the world.
AAR (at Booth #3-A118) will highlight milestones achieved over the company's 60-year history, a rarity in the cyclical aviation industry. AAR has enjoyed stability at the top with just two CEOs since incorporating in 1955. Chairman & CEO David P. Storch will be on hand to speak with reporters about AAR's future outlook – having recently finalized the sale of its cargo business to focus on its industry-leading aviation services.
TARGET MARKETS: MRO, Supply Chain, Inventory Management
CONTACT: Kathleen Cantillon, VP, Strategic Communications, Wood Dale, IL, +1-630-227-2081 / [email protected]
CIRCOR AEROSPACE (NYSE: CIR) — CIRCOR Aerospace Develops Aspirator Manifold for Inflation of Survival Products
CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc., a CIRCOR International company, has announced its latest product innovation, a patent-pending aspirator manifold. This unique manifold is an ejector-jet pump mixing compressed gas and atmospheric air into an exhaust port to inflate an evacuation device. Entirely fabricated by 3-D printing, this product is flexible in design configuration, extremely light weight, inflation rates for the evacuation device are increased, requiring less high pressure gas to inflate.
TARGET MARKETS: Life Rafts, Emergency Slides and other Flotation Devices
CONTACT: Jackie Osborne, Marketing Manager, Hauppage, NY, +1-951-310-2544 / [email protected]
HANGSTERFER'S — Environmentally Conscious Machining: The Latest in Green Coolant Technology
The regulation of hazardous chemicals used in the manufacturing industry has increased exponentially. Many raw materials including formaldehyde condensates, boric acid, secondary amines, and certain forms of chlorine are already highly regulated. To continue doing business, it is essential to find coolants that do not contain these dangerous chemicals. Hangsterfer's Laboratories has developed a coolant, S-787, that uses the latest in green technology to increase machining efficiency without the use of highly regulated raw materials.
TARGET MARKETS: Safety, Environmental
CONTACT: Nicolette Jones, Research Manager, Mantua, NJ, +1-609-665-9257 / [email protected]
For the complete HOT 100 List, visit www.parisairshow.com
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For the complete HOT 100 List, and to learn more about U.S. Exhibitors at the Paris Air Show, visit parisairshow.com, Kallman's online exhibitor directory.
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