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Accelerating NextGen Today to Create a Better Tomorrow

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. airline industry drove $1.5 trillion annually in domestic economic activity and supported more than 10 million American jobs.

The future of defense is the INTERNET OF THINGS OPED

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting opportunity for the global defense and security industries.

For Aerospace CIOS, I is For Information and A Whole Lot More!

The specific word represented by the middle letter in a CXO job is typically well-established and hasn’t changed in years, often decades.

Reimagining the IT World

The purpose of the CIO has evolved, thanks partially to the impact it has had on our daily lives. I see the CIO being a deviser, enabler, and leader of an amendment more than ever.

Unlocking the Third Dimension in Transportation

Advances in distributed electrical propulsion, battery capacity, and highly automated flight controls are enabling a new breed of aircrafts that can take off vertically like a helicopter

Our Future in Space Depends on NUCLEAR FISSION

More Power Will Remove Constraints From Mission Design, Enabling Cheaper And More-Effective Space Exploration And Will Pave The Way For Lower-Risk Human Habitation

Featured Vendors

Helicopter Parts & Service (HPS): A One-Stop-Shop for Helicopter MRO

Helicopter Parts & Service (HPS) is a helicopter MRO service provider that successfully delivers superior service to the aviation community, domestically and internationally, with prominence in Central and South America. From annual inspections to dynamic components overhaul of interior refurbishing; from avionics refreshers to structural repairs and paint, HPS acts as a one-stop-shop for helicopter MRO services.

CPC: Achieving Marine Service Excellence with Expertise and Technology

A leading maritime technology services contractor that integrates personnel expertise, technology, and hardware to provide exceptional maritime solutions to clients.

Advanced Composite Structures : Innovative Solutions for Rotor Blade Repair

ACS provides effective repair services for rotor blades to help clients save costs and get their aircraft into the air faster

Covington Aircraft : A One-stop Shop for Aircraft MRO

Founded in 1972, Covington Aircraft is a world-leading aircraft engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility specializing in PT6A turbine engines and R-985 & R-1340 radial engines. Covington is a Pratt & Whitney Canada certified Distributor, and Designated Overhaul Facility with locations in Oklahoma, Brazil, and Mississippi, providing world-class corporate, military and agricultural aircraft services. With well-equipped hangar space, mastery in overhauling, and a 24x7 global AOG response team of expert mechanics, Covington effectively minimizes aircraft downtime

PKL Services : A Single-Stop Destination for Military Support Service Requirements

PKL Services : A Single-Stop Destination for Military Support Service Requirements

PKL Services, Inc. is an elite provider of skilled personnel based in California delivering aviation maintenance, training, and logistics management services for its aerospace and defense customers. The Company is focused on continual improvement, often exceeding customer expectations when it comes to enhancing the quality standards of aircraft maintenance, training, and logistics support in dynamic conditions. By choosing PKL, clients can expect a partnership that balances agile, effective performance with an unyielding commitment to their core values. As a testament to its capabilities, the Company was recently awarded a new contract to provide material and logistical support to the fifth-generation F-35 fighter aircraft for the U.S. Navy, a new contract to provide operational maintenance service support the VX-9, the U.S. Navy’s Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron, and the C-2 Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) aircraft assigned to VRC-30

Janicki Industries: Designing and Building High-Precision Parts and Tooling

Janicki Industries is a privately owned, full-service engineering and manufacturing company with facilities in Washington and Utah, USA. Janicki specializes in manufacturing parts, prototypes and tools made of advanced composites and metals. Janicki is certified for fly-away composite parts. Janicki is fully capable of building your largest projects utilizing large-scale facilities, high-precision 5-Axis mills, autoclave and large annealing oven. We have deep experience in many composite systems including: syntactic putty; 160ºF machined putty; 250ºF carbon/fiberglass hybrid molds; 350ºF Carbon tools; and 350ºF Invar and Steel molds. This 100% in-house capability for the total tooling and parts solution enables a one-stop shop for customers

Manufacturing International Services (MAIS Industries LLC): Providing Intelligent Machining Services

Manufacturing International Services (MAIS Industries LLC): Providing Intelligent Machining Services

MAIS Industries specializes in providing a wide range of part processing services and cost-effective labor solutions to the aerospace industry. MAIS Industries offers milling, turning, mechanical abrasion finishing, anodized type II, anodized type III, Chemfilm, Assembly, Laser engraving, and Ink marking, and are in the process of adding powder coating and screw machining capabilities as well. Simple or complex, low or high volumes, MAIS Industries works from client designs and specifications to develop lines and hand labor processes that result in efficient, low-cost solutions

LUX Manufacturing: Turning Solids into Reality

LUX Manufacturing is a Sunnyvale, CA-based family-owned machine shop offering precision machined parts. The company is a well-known name in the industry, specializing in 5-Axis CNC machining, CNC mill, and CNC lathe projects, high volume assembly, and mostly brazing assemblies. LUX Manufacturing offers both short-run prototypes and longer production runs. With a large selection of CNC and manual equipment, LUX Manufacturing is capable of manufacturing nearly any type of metal or plastic part. The company offers precision-machined parts to the aerospace, medical device, optics, sustainable energy, semiconductor, and consumer electronics industries

Acutec Precision Aerospace Inc.: Providing Unmatched Manufacturing Expertise

Acutec Precision Aerospace is a machining and subassembly supplier partner. the company is successful in addressing such complex machining requirements of the defense and aerospace industries. The company offers its manufacturing expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to achieve lower cost products, improve quality, and significantly increase client’s return on investment. The company invests in the latest technology and equipment, and proactively identifies issues associated with manufacturing and solve them. Over the years, Acutec has gained significant traction by onboarding customers looking toward introducing new products. In such cases, the company leverages its capabilities to develop a zero-defect planning strategy aimed at designing the component and assembly economically while ensuring high throughput

Dallas Aeronautical Services: Spearheading Aircraft Repair with Engineering Excellence

Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) is an FAA part 145 repair station that provides corporate and commercial aircraft operators with comprehensive support for the overhaul and repair of airframe, sheet metal, as well as metal-bonded and composite structures. As a leading aviation component repair shop, the company supports a diversified base of leading private, corporate, and military customers. Backed by a team of experienced technicians with an unsurpassed level of expertise in engineering and DER FAA approved repairs, DAS ensures aggressive turnaround times while providing the highest quality at an affordable price

Konrad Marine : Diverse Product Line to Meet Marine Propulsion Needs

Konrad Marine specializes in designing high output stern drives that surpassed the status quo and outwork anything on the water.The company's stern drives are specifically designed to meet the end-users demand for durability and minimal maintenance intervals. Today, the primary industries they serve are commercial, military, and recreational markets. Konrad Marine's product line range allows them to dial in successful applications and provide exceptional service to boat builds across the globe. Konrad Marine’s stern drives serve as a superior choice for electric/hybrid and autonomous applications.

NAPA: Holistic Solutions for Ship Design and Operations

NAPA offers industry leading software, services and data analysis for ship design and operation. NAPA’s design tools are fit for all types of surface vessels and also submarines, along with multiple applications, like time domain flood simulation, complex damage and intact stability analysis, ship performance analysis, structural design, and many more. NAPA offers a complete package of 3D based ship design solutions that can be utilized from the very early stages of the design process for multiple disciplines. Additionally, NAPA presents extensive solutions for intelligent, safe, and efficient ship operations to increase performance, fuel-efficiency, and eco-efficiency for monitoring and optimizing the voyages. They have built a global ecosystem where its solutions are being leveraged by several marine industry stakeholders

Jaunt Air Mobility: Reinventing Urban Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility: Reinventing Urban Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility designs and builds piloted and autonomous eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-off and Landing) aircraft for urban and regional mobility. Since its inception in 2019, Jaunt Air Mobility began to design a radically different type of "compound aircrafts" by leveraging Reduced rotor Operating Speed Aircraft (ROSA™) technology offering a different concept and approach to the urban air mobility sector. The technology combines an airplane's efficiency with the vertical take-off and landing of a helicopter with higher performance. Aircraft designed with ROSA technology can slow the rotor down and fly from wings, resulting in the quietest, safest, and most efficient hovering aircraft

Certified Aviation Services (CAS): The Answer to All Aircraft MRO Needs

Certified Aviation Services (CAS): The Answer to All Aircraft MRO Needs

Certified Aviation Services is a leading provider of MRO services for fleet operators, lessors, OEMs, and Adjusters globally. Throughout its nationwide network, CAS conducts line maintenance, modifications, installations, component overhaul, as well as heavy recovery and repairs. Each division is committed to providing customers with innovative, cost-effective solutions when and where they need it. From line maintenance, hangar activities, remote recoveries/repairs, aircraft appearance to aircraft parking and storage, CAS offers a wide range of services to its customers. CAS delivers top-level third-party line maintenance services, short-term and long-term storage programs, as well as full remote capability for aircraft-lease deliveries, returns, and transitions

UCAL Systems (formally known as Amtec Precision): An Automotive Machining Leader Foraying into the Aerospace Industry

UCAL Systems is a leader in high volume, high precision, and tight tolerance manufacturing of metal components, including—but not limited to—power train systems, fuel systems, and ride control. With its unrivaled capability to machine an extensive variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, the company holds a proud legacy of supporting several top-tier automotive OEMs globally. The company can deliver close tolerance parts machined out of a wide range of materials such as specialty steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and other exotic alloys to aerospace OEMs that address their various manufacturing needs

Boston Consulting Group: Ascending to New Heights in Aerospace and Defense

Boston Consulting Group: Ascending to New Heights in Aerospace and Defense

BCG’s diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change through leading-edge management consulting as well as data science, technology and design, digital ventures, and business purpose. The company work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow their clients to thrive

dB Control: High-Power Amplifiers for Rugged Military Operations

dB Control Corp. supplies mission-critical, often sole-source, products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers

RICO: Defense Material Handling Equipment Experts

RICO Manufacturing, a leading engineered material handling equipment manufacturer, offers custom-built...

Horizon Strategies: The Trusted Partner of Federal and State Governments

Built on the core values of service-oriented leadership, integrity, and teamwork, the company provides administrative...

Production Screw Machine, a Division of GMD Industries LLC.: Utilizing a "Phased Approach" to Streamline Manufacturing Processes

Leveraging more than 100 years of skilled craftsmanship, world-class production equipment, and the latest quality...

Auto-Valve, Inc. (AVI): An Agile and Dependable Aerospace Manufacturer

Auto-Valve, Inc. (AVI): An Agile and Dependable Aerospace Manufacturer

Auto-Valve, Inc. (AVI) is an aerospace engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in designing and manufacturing valves for aircraft fuel, hydraulic, and other fluid system components. Established in 1947 to provide mechanical components, today, the company has diversified its portfolio with a complete line of components used in a wide range of aircraft fluid applications, including motor and solenoid-actuated valves. Apart from designing and manufacturing its products, AVI also offers contract machining for its customers. AVI brings in the state-of-the-art in-house CNC machining capabilities and engineering test facilities to meet the requirements of today's complex aerospace components. Adopting a customer-first approach in all counts, the company recently reinvented its strategy to serve its customers better by bringing in the technical level at the front end

Lamsco West, Inc.: One-Stop-Shop for Aerospace Shims and Detailed Parts

Lamsco West, Inc.: One-Stop-Shop for Aerospace Shims and Detailed Parts

Lamsco West, Inc. is one of the largest single manufacturers of aerospace and defense shims, detailed parts, and laminated shim stock in the world. Lamsco’s market-leading systems are complemented by state-of-the-art factory controls, which leverage electronic visual displays for monitoring performance and efficiency in real-time at each production cell. Due to its comprehensive capability to manufacture most of the C-Class parts, Lamsco provides its customers with an opportunity to consolidate their manufacturing supply chain. Lamsco has bagged several prestigious performance accolades for exemplary quality and delivery ratings and has become a renowned name in the industry known for its value proposition

Romeo Alpha: Facilitating Military Airworthiness Certification

Romeo Alpha is a uniquely positioned aerospace consulting company with nearly four decades of experience supporting DoD, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the National Aviation Enterprise. The company has specialized expertise in the military airworthiness process, testing and evaluation, and systems engineering. Romeo Alpha has in-depth knowledge and experience in DoD and foreign military airworthiness processes, which allows it to help its customers navigate through the certification process through insightful advice and technical expertise. The company further helps its customers develop a strategy to get their aircraft systems certified and facilitates them to progress and be successful in their aircraft development programs

Paratore Enterprises, Inc: Ensuring Success in the Defense and Tactical Space

Paratore Enterprises, Inc: Ensuring Success in the Defense and Tactical Space

With over 70 years of experience working in defense and law enforcement distribution in various capacities, Paratore Enterprises helps manufacturers and companies access the U.S. federal government and law enforcement space throughout the country. What’s different about Paratore Enterprises is the three-tiered relationships they possess: with worldwide manufacturers, a vast reseller network and end users in multiple verticals. Paratore Enterprises provides organizations with the know-how to sell their products to the U.S. government, military, law enforcement agencies, and OGAs

A & J Manufacturing Company: The Go-To Enterprise for Military-Grade Racks and Enclosures

A & J Manufacturing Company: The Go-To Enterprise for Military-Grade Racks and Enclosures

A & J Manufacturing Company designs and manufactures both Commercial-Off-The Shelf (COTS) and Customized Electronic Equipment Racks and Enclosures, as well as a variety of associated Installation Kits and Accessories. The company has been recognized in the industry with numerous awards for exceptional quality performance, including the Supplier Excellence Award (Rockwell Industries), Star Supplier Award (Lockheed Martin), and Certified Blue Supplier (Northrop Grumman) to name a few. A & J’s unique products and quality design solutions have contributed greatly to its recognition as the premier specialist in the field of electronic enclosures for military applications. The company takes great pride in providing well-designed, quality products that are delivered on schedule

Onyx Aerospace: Eliminating Process Inefficiencies through Subject Matter Expertise

Offers engineering, program management, and technical support services to government and commercial customers in the defense and space industry