American Aerospace & Defense Industry Looks to Build Partnerships at Aero India 2017

Recent United States’ designation of India as a “Major Defense Partner” plus “Make in India” initiative, sets the stage for stronger ties on trade, manufacturing & supply.

BENGALURU, India and WALDWICK, NJ/February 8, 2017 — Against the backdrop of India’s three-year-old “Make in India” initiative and the country’s designation by the U.S. last year as a “Major Defense Partner,” American aerospace and defense suppliers are looking to gain a stronger foothold in this fast-growing and strategically vital market during Aero India 2017, February 14 through 18 in Bengaluru.

U.S. Pavilion at Aero India 2015Nearly 30 of America’s leading manufacturers and suppliers, many with proven operating partnerships already in-country, are participating in this year’s show. From airframes and engines to materials and components, U.S. exhibitors at Aero India represent a wide scope of the nation’s most innovative and reliable aerospace and defense solutions.

The centerpiece of the national effort is the USA Partnership Pavilion, organized by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., in coordination with numerous government agencies, including the departments of Commerce, Defense and State. Located prominently in Hall E, the Pavilion is a well-established destination for buyers looking for an efficient way to meet a critical mass of leading suppliers, an on-site business center for U.S. exhibitors looking to maximize their exposure and impact at the event, and a networking forum for all to share ideas and insights.

“From publicly traded stalwarts to privately held small-and-medium-sized enterprises [SMEs], U.S. exhibitors are here because they value India as an ally and believe in the power of this event to attract real business prospects and customers,” said Kallman Worldwide President and CEO, Tom Kallman. “As the organizer of the USA Partnership Pavilion for the fourth consecutive edition of the show, our team is proud to help our exhibitors capitalize on this opportunity to further strengthen our nation’s bilateral defense and economic partnership with India.“Hartzell Propeller at Aero India 2015

In addition to organizing the national Pavilion, Kallman is rolling out its “Ask America” advocacy campaign inviting show attendees to visit U.S. exhibitors. The “Ask America” message will be placed prominently on-site, integrated into hospitality and VIP events during the show, and promoted in social media (follow on Twitter @kallmanEWC).

“The United States is among the biggest international exhibitors at Aero India because it’s the world’s biggest aerospace and defense supplier, but that’s no guarantee buyers will look to work with U.S. companies over others,” said Kallman. “On behalf of the USA Partnership Pavilion, we have a responsibility to advocate not only for our exhibitors but for our nation in this highly competitive global marketplace.

“We invite every Aero India 2017 visitor to ask America because we are listening,” he said. “Whether as manufacturing, supply chain or service partners, the United States is committed to our trade and investment partnerships in India, we bring smart ideas to the table and we have the best-skilled workforce ready to do the job.”


The following exhibitors in the USA Partnership Pavilion at Aero India 2017 invite media to inquire about their products and services:
Booth E3.24- Hartzell Propeller
Hartzell Props Designated for Indian Air Force Basic Trainer

Hartzell Propeller’s four-blade lightweight aluminum propeller has been selected by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) for its HTT-40 two-place turbine basic trainer aircraft. The new indigenous HTT-40 is designed and built by HAL under the country’s Make In India initiative. A HTT-40 outfitted with Hartzell’s four-blade lightweight aluminum prop will be exhibited at the HAL display at Aero India 2017, held Feb. 14-18 at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru. Hartzell Propeller will also have a booth.

Target Markets: Special Missions, Trainers, Business Aviation
Contact: JJ Frigge, EVP, Hartzell Propeller, Piqua, OH, +1-937-778-4317;

Booth E3.44 – TE Connectivity
Reduce Weight and Installation Time With TE Connectivity’s New Cable Bundle Management Sleeve

INSTALITE Lightweight Braided Cable Sleeve Helps Ensure Long-Lasting Cable Systems

TE’s INSTALITE cable bundle management sleeves provide a lightweight and highly flexible means of wire bundling and organization. The easy to use flexible fishnet construction expands generously to accommodate wide range of cable diameters in a single bundle, while still allowing for breakouts and transitions. It’s made from flame-retardant materials to perform in high temperatures and resists common fuels and greases. The sleeving provides abrasion resistant protection to prevent wire chaffing for longer-lasting cable management.

Target Markets: Commercial Air, Military Air, Defense
Contact: Srikanth TV, Business Development, TE Connectivity, Bangalore, India, +91 886 120 0898;

Booth E3.23 – Aztron Technologies
Aztron Brings In Revolutionary Chemistries to the Indian Aerospace Industry

  • Pioneering key composite plating chemistries in India
  • Proven chemistries resulting in improved performance and overall cost reduction for customers.

Aztron, a leading manufacturer of innovative green chemistries, brings to India for the first time its proven composite-plating, lubricating and corrosion-inhibiting chemistries/additives. With more than 100 years of combined R&D and global industry experience, Aztron’s advanced solutions have proven to enhance tribological properties, resulting in significant performance improvement while reducing customer costs. Aztron’s advantage comes in its R&D capabilities resulting in being a pioneer in composite chemistries in India through its network companies.

Target Markets: Aerospace OEMs/Suppliers, Automotive OEMs/Suppliers, Component Manufacturers in Various Sectors
Contact: Ameya M., Director, Strategy & Business Development, Aztron Technologies, Eden Prairie, MN, +1-612-424-9797;

Booth E3.29 – Esterline
The Importance of India: Why Esterline’s Past and Future Include a Focus on India

Esterline Corporation is a truly global organization with a manufacturing presence in many key countries for the company’s primary markets of aerospace and defense. In the defense arena, Esterline offers a broad range of products to meet the rugged and specialized needs of military customers. Esterline has a host of products in the aviation industry, both in the commercial and defense market segments, with the ability to support, and in some cases produce in India.

Target Markets: Avionics, Aerospace Manufacturing and Defense Electronics including Software
Contact: Mark Lehtinen, Marketing Communications Coordinator, Esterline Technologies India Pvt Ltd., +1-425-297-9622;

Booth E3.44 – TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity’s CII FC-325 Series Relays Provide Improved Efficiency for Aerospace, Defense and Marine Applications

Hermetically Sealed, Non-latching 25-AMP Relays withstand extreme environments

The CII FC-325 Series is a 3-pole, 25 AMP, non-latching hermetically sealed relay that is all welded and lightweight. The double make/break contact design provides higher efficiency by sharing the load across two contacts sets, resulting in less wear and tear on the relay. Qualified to MS27418 specifications, the CII FC-325 Series relays have a 1.5-inch corrosion-protected cube enclosure and weigh 0.452 lbs. Both solder hook and terminal block configurations are available.


Target Markets: Launch Systems, Aircraft Galley/Cabin Equipment, Power Distribution, Fuel Pumps, Ground Support Equipment
Contact: Srikanth TV, Business Development, TE Connectivity, Bangalore, India, +91 886 120 0898;


Booth E3.27 – CGTech
CGTech to Demonstrate VERICUT 8 at Aero India

VERICUT 8.0 streamlines the NC validation workflow

VERICUT 8.0 features enhancements designed to increase the ability of manufacturing engineers to analyze, optimize, and document the CNC programming and machining process. Intelligence gathered from the cut part and the machining process is applied to achieve a higher level of accuracy and efficiency. VERICUT 8.0 ties complex processes together to monitor and evaluate many potential problems in an efficient and consolidated method, thereby reducing the time spent in the programming and machining cycle.

Target Markets: Avionics, Software
Contact: Saurabh Parasnis, India Country Manager, CGTech, Irvine, CA, +1-949-753-1050;


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