“ASK AMERICA” at Dubai Airshow 2017: From OEMs to SMEs, 120+ U.S. Exhibitors Look to Initiate and Strengthen Industry Partnerships

The NEW USA Partnership Pavilion features more than 80 companies from 26 states, including three state pavilions at DAS 2017. Special guest, Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden makes UAE debut to advocate for STEM careers.

  • NEW USA Partnership Pavilion features more than 80 companies from 26 states, including three state pavilions
  • Special guest, Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden makes UAE debut to advocate for STEM careers

Dubai, UAE and Waldwick, N.J. /  November 5, 2017 — U.S. aerospace and defense companies competing for military, commercial and space business in the Middle East and around the world will look to strengthen trade, innovation and workforce partnerships with buyers and influencers attending the Dubai Airshow 2017, November 12-16 at the Dubai World Central Dubai Airshow Site.

The biennial event, the region’s largest and most diversified aerospace and defense business gathering, is expected to draw some 70,000 trade visitors and more than 1,100 exhibitors from 60 countries. Chief among them, the United States will present 120-plus exhibitors, the largest international contingent at the show.

The centerpiece of the American national effort is the new 1,400 sqm USA Partnership Pavilion, organized by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., in coordination with numerous government agencies, including the departments of Commerce, Defense and State. The 2017 show is Kallman’s sixth consecutive edition organizing Americans at Dubai — its tenth overall —and first under the new “USA Partnership Pavilion” banner, which President and CEO Tom Kallman says, reflects a global trend.

“Now more than ever, success in international trade comes from partnership and teamwork,” said Kallman. “The new USA Partnership Pavilion sharpens our focus on helping advance America’s national interests and security by building stronger relationships with our international customers. Many of our exhibitors — from publicly traded stalwarts to small- and medium-sized enterprises [SMEs] with fewer than 500 employees — already have significant business partnerships and operations in the region. In the years to come, many more will.”

Located prominently in the show’s main exhibition hall, the Pavilion is a full-service business destination: an efficient location for buyers to meet more U.S. suppliers, an on-site operations center for American exhibitors to maximize their exposure and impact at the show, and a networking hub for all to share ideas and insights.

The 80-plus exhibitors in the Pavilion represent 26 states, all looking to generate new business and create more jobs back home by growing exports, expanding in-region operations and/or recruiting overseas partners to establish or participate in U.S.-based operations. More than 10 percent of Pavilion exhibitors are new to market, 20 percent are new to the show

Notably, the states of Missouri, North Carolina and Washington, through their individual departments of economic development and commerce, are organizing their own state-branded pavilions — featuring state-based co-exhibitors — within the larger U.S. space.

Dubai Airshow 2017 USA Visitor Zone


In addition to space on site, USA Partnership Pavilion exhibitors are featured in Kallman’s online Dubai Airshow Visitor Zone at kallman.com/dubai-airshow-2017. The Visitor Zone features a centerpiece searchable Pavilion directory, plus interactive tools to help trade visitors plan ahead (and follow up), and to connect interested industry professionals around the world to the show, even if they can’t go.


To heighten awareness and interest in Pavilion exhibitors, Kallman is introducing new content and thought-leadership initiatives at the show to “inform and inspire” the exhibitor-visitor conversation:

  • On his first trip to the UAE, Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot, Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret., will make his first ever appearance at the Dubai Airshow as a guest of Kallman Worldwide in partnership with show organizers Fairs & Exhibitions. Among his many personal appearances during the week, Worden will be a featured speaker at the show’s Space Conference on Tuesday, November 14.  
  • The Newsstand, an on-site information center adjacent to the Meeting Point Exhibitors Lounge, features a live, scrolling display of real-time show and market headlines on a centerpiece flat-screen monitor, flanked by take-away publications from the industry’s top publishers, including show daily media.


In addition to these “conversation starters,” Kallman will promote exhibitors with its “Ask America” on-site advocacy campaign during the show. The message will be placed prominently around the USA Partnership

Pavilion, integrated into hospitality and VIP events during the show, advertised in show daily publications and highlighted in social media (follow on Twitter @kallmanEWC).

“The United States is the biggest international exhibitor at the Dubai Airshow because it’s the world’s biggest aerospace and defense industry supplier, but that’s no guarantee buyers will look to work with American companies over others,” said Kallman. “As the organizer 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 want every show visitor to ‘Ask America,’ and to be confident that we are listening,” he said. “There should be no question that the United States aerospace and defense industry is committed to international trade and investment. We bring smart technologies and ideas to the table, and we have the most skilled professionals ready to do the work.”

The following companies invite media to learn more about the new products and services they’ll be exhibiting at the Dubai Airshow 2017:


Booth #1390 — Gladiator Technologies
Gladiator Technologies Introduces the New SX Series Family of Next Generation LandMarkTM MEMS Inertial Solutions

Cost-effective IMUs offer ultra low-noise sensors and high-speed electronics in environmentally rugged packages as small as 0.6 cubic inches for the most demanding aerospace, defense and industrial applications.

Since 2005 Gladiator Technologies has been supplying high-performance, MEMS-based inertial systems to demanding commercial and defense applications. The new SX family includes the ultra-small LandmarkTM 005 IMU and LandmarkTM 007 high-range IMU, LandmarkTM 60 high precision IMU and G300D digital three-axis gyro. All SX products feature ultra-low noise, low-latency performance in compact, light, low-power packages.

TARGET SECTORS: Platform Stabilization, Marine Motion Sensing, Navigation Aiding
CONTACT: Len McNally, VP, NBD, Sales and Marketing, Gladiator Technologies, Snoqualmie, WA, +1-425-396-0829 X241

Booth #1583 — The Marvin Group
The Marvin Group’s CARD (Configurable AME Repair Depot) Solution Optimizes F-16 Mission Readiness

CARD is a self-contained sustainment solution for both legacy and 5th Generation aircraft, forward-deployable by land, sea, and air, providing armament repair capability at the point of use. CARD optimizes mission readiness by streamlining repair processes and reducing the logistics footprint, making spares provisioning more efficient. Including Alternate Mission Equipment support from Marvin Engineering Company and test sets from Marvin Test Solutions, CARD is a complete support solution for current and emerging requirements.

TARGET SECTORS: Armament Test, Avionics Test, Mil/Aero Test
CONTACT: Steve Sargeant, VP, Strategic Development, The Marvin Group. Inglewood, CA, +1-949-263-2222, SteveS@MarvinTest.com

Booth #1380 — Hangsterfer’s
Use of Advanced Metalworking Fluids Proven to Increase Surface Quality and Extend Tool Life

Metalworking fluids are the most overlooked yet most crucial aspect of the machining process. The right lubricant can increase surface quality, extend tool life, and improve safety. Specifically, the development of advanced metalworking fluids has led to significant improvements in machining for aerospace. Hangsterfer’s recently had their advanced metalworking fluid, S-787 independently tested. The results showed that S-787 increased surface quality and reduced cutting forces by at least 40 percent over other traditional cutting fluids.

TARGET SECTORS: Manufacturing, Machining, OEMs
CONTACT: Nicolette Jones, International Business Development Manager, Hangsterfer’s, Mantua, NJ, +1-609-665-9257; nicolette@hangsterfers.com

Booth #1384 — FSI
FSI Introduces the PT-4500H Cordless Riveter

The PT-4500H cordless riveter provides unparalleled speed, performance and ergonomic features that lead the industry. Capable of installing rivets and aerospace lock-bolts up to 1/4″ (6mm) diameter without the need for an air line. The tool weighs less than five pounds, including the battery pack.

TARGET SECTORS: OEM Manufacturing, MRO Maintenance, Sheet Metal & Composite Fasteners
CONTACT: Mark Herand, VP of Sales and Marketing, Fastening Systems International, Inc., Sonoma, CA, +1-707-477-4430; mherand@fsirivet.com

Booth #1691 — Gogo Business Aviation
Gogo Business Aviation Goes Global with High-Speed Satellite Connectivity Service

Gogo Ku connectivity service expected to outperform other global connectivity solutions in business aviation

Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading provider of broadband connectivity products and services for business aviation in North America, is expanding its reach to become a global provider with the announcement of a high throughput satellite service for business aviation. The new service will utilize Gogo’s existing Ku-band satellite network currently serving several of the largest commercial airlines globally. Service is expected to be available in the second half of 2018.

Gogo Inks K5-Aviation as First 2Ku Business Aviation Customer in Europe

Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO), signed K5-Aviation as its first 2Ku business aviation customer in Europe, marking a significant milestone for the company. Gogo’s 2Ku technology is the leading in-flight connectivity technology in commercial aviation and is available to business aviation customers flying larger private aircraft. The first airframe in business aviation that will fly with Gogo’s 2Ku technology is an Airbus ACJ319 operated by K5-Aviation, a leading operator of ACJ aircraft, based in Germany.

TARGET SECTORS: Satellite Connectivity, Inflight Entertainment, Connected Aircraft/IoT
CONTACT: David Mellin, Director of Communications, Gogo Business Aviation, Broomfield, CO, +1-720-840-4788; dmellin@gogoair.com

Booth #1390 — Windspeed Technologies
New Concept Designs of SkyDeck for Aircrafts

Windspeed Technologies is pleased to announce that it has completed conceptual designs of the SkyDeck for wide bodied as well as narrow-bodied aircrafts. The options offered include a two-seat version, single seat, elevator, staircase, telescoping seat and removable seat version.

TARGET SECTORS: Aircraft OEM, MRO and VIP Aircraft Owners
CONTACT: Shakil Hussain, President and CEO, Windspeed Technologies LLC, Everett, WA, +1-818-692-9999; shakil@windspeedtech.com

Booth #1478 — TE Connectivity
Enabling the Next-Generation Connected Aircraft

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) designs and builds components and Solutions to control and manage communications, on-board computers for navigation, power management, and multiple subsystems throughout the aircraft. TE’s interconnects provide reduced size and weight solutions while meeting the demands for high bandwidth and increased data transfer rates. TE is one of the leaders in the development of distributed avionics architecture to collect and distribute information throughout the aircraft within a standardized modular format.

MiniMRP Avionics Packaging
Distributed, Integrated Modular Avionics Packaging – Miniaturized. 

MiniMRP avionics is the next generation of integrated circuits, putting computing power into 40% smaller packages at lower costs. The ability to interconnect small-form-factor electronic devices, either directly or over a network, enables distributed systems that replace traditional centralized systems. With MiniMRP avionics, the big box in the avionics bay can be replaced with many small boxes distributed throughout the aircraft, helping to meet your SWaP reduction requirements.

High Speed Connectors Offer 10 GB/s Data Delivery

The CeeLok FAS-T connector is one of the most rugged, small, 10 GB/s ethernet, field terminable I/O connectors is the Aerospace, Defense and Marine marketplace. It has been designed to provide substantial size and weight savings via its small shell size 8 form factor. Its unique “T” pin pattern minimizes electrical impedence and crosstalk.
The CeeLok FAS-X connectors use reliable AS39029 contacts and standard M38999 connector shells designed for rugged Environments.

TARGET SECTORS: Commercial Aerospace, Avionics, Aerospace Engineers, Military Aerospace
CONTACT: Claudia Wiedmann, MarCom Manager, TE Connectivity, Harrisburg, PA, 49 162 2066266; cweidmann@te.com

Booth #1386 — LIFT Aviation
LIFT Aviation Launches a Line of New and Innovative Products Built Specifically for Pilots

LIFT Aviation products include pilot shoes, helmets, flight caps, knee boards, and more!

Introducing LIFT Aviation, the new definition of performance in flight. Whether you are a seasoned pilot with hundreds of hours spent in the cockpit or an aspiring enthusiast preparing to take flight, LIFT Aviation delivers gear that provides safety, comfort and style as you take to the open skies. We are bridging the gap between apparel and safety products currently available to pilots and the quality and performance their lifestyle requires and deserves.

TARGET SECTORS: General Aviation, Pilot Gear, Footwear and Apparel
CONTACT: Guido Rietdyk, Owner, LIFT Aviation, Rancho Dominguez, CA, +1-310-637-5000; todd@liftaviationusa.com

Booth #1270 — Cross Technology/Nu-Tech
Mil-Spec Shapes that Shrink and Seal

Provides an IP seal against moisture, chemicals and other environmental issues

We are a Winston Salem North Carolina manufacturer who ships our product all over the world. We specialize in quick deliveries at a competitive price. Customer service is our #1 priority!

TARGET SECTORS: Seals for Avionic Cables, Cables and Subassemblies
CONTACT: Kathy Miller, Operations Manager, Operations Manager, Wire Harnessing, Cross Technology/Nu-Tech, Greensboro, NC, +1-336-725-4700; kmiller@crosstech.us

Booth #1565 — Hydraulics International, Inc.
New Generation Ground Support Equipment (GSE), Now Ready for Export!

Hydraulics International, Inc. has over 41 years of producing cutting-edge aircraft ground support equipment (GSE). A very successful Dubai Airshow 2015 leads us to a bigger booth to showcase our New Generation GSE at Dubai Airshow 2017!

Universal Hydraulic Test Stand (UHTS) for supporting F-16, C130, F-22, F-35, B-1, B-52, C-130, C-5A/B, KC-135E/R, etc.
High Purity Self Generating Nitrogen Servicing Carts (HPSGNSC) capable of producing gaseous nitrogen at a 99.5% purity level @ 5000 psi with high flow of not less than 30 SCFM.
A/F27T-12 Hydraulic Component Test Stand, which is newly designed to perform all testing of new generation military / commercial Aircraft Hydraulic, Pneumatic Components, Pumps & Motors etc.

TARGET SECTORS: Air Forces/Airlines, Aircraft and Helicopter Manufacturers, Hangars and MRO Facilities
CONTACT: KC Tan, Sales and Marketing Director, Hydraulics International, Inc., Chatsworth, CA, +65 972 252 73; kctan@hiinet.com

Booth #1476 — iAccess Technologies, Inc
iAccess Technologies, Inc. Awarded United State Air Force C-130H Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) Increment 1: ADS–B Out & Mode S EHS

iAccess announces a contract award from the USAF Material Command for C-130H Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) Increment 1: Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS–B) Out & Mode Select (S) Enhanced Surveillance (EHS). The AMP Increment 1 addresses current and near-term CNS/ATM mandates, and limited safety upgrades, enabling the C-130H to safely and effectively operate in global air space. iAccess will design and integrate ADS–B Out & Mode S EHS kits for 172 USAF aircraft.

TARGET SECTORS: Avionics, Aircraft Modernization, CNS/ATM
CONTACT: Kayo Shirakawa, Media Contact, iAccess Technologies, Inc., Santa Ana, CA, +1-714-922-9158; kayo.shirakawa@iaccesstech.com

Booth #1390 — SIE
SIE & Dassault Systemes Team to Transform the Cabin Completion Business

The SIE & Dassault Systemes partnership leverages Dassault’s industry-leading solution experiences based on its 3DEXPERIENCE platform – “Passenger Experience” covering processes from initial customer interaction through design validation and verification, on to marketing and sales, and “License to Fly” to accelerate the certification process – incorporating SIE’s certification expertise in delivering approved data content and ensuring regulatory compliance for cabin design and development projects through digital continuity thereby reducing schedule risk and cost overruns.

TARGET SECTORS: Cabin Interior Design Engineering, Cabin Interior Regulatory Compliance
CONTACT: John Courtright, Director-Sales & Marketing, SIE, Mukilteo, WA, +1-206-618-3128; jcourtright@sieinc.com

Booth #1390 — Washington State
Official State Delegation to Showcase Impressive Slice of America’s Largest, Most Innovative Aerospace Cluster in Return Trip to UAE

Producing 95% of North American-made commercial aircraft, Washington state’s vast network of 1,350 suppliers and 100,000+ workers is soaring to new heights in its second century of global aerospace leadership.

Washington State Commerce Director Brian Bonlender heads his state’s second delegation to the Dubai Airshow. Featured are cutting-edge engineering, design and production companies delivering everything from drone-based data collection and analytics to the revolutionary SkyDeck concept. Some 800 multinational firms do business in Washington because of world-class R&D, top workforce, Pacific Ocean port, tax incentives and more. Featured ChooseWashington exhibitors are Adaptive Aero Technologies, Gladiator Technologies, Hobart Machined Products, IDEA International, Net-Inspect, SIE and Windspeed.

TARGET SECTORS: Machining and Materials, Manufacturing and Production Management Design, Prototype and Testing, Interiors and MRO
CONTACT: Penny Thomas, Media Relations Manager, Washington State Department of Commerce, Seattle, WA, +1-206-256-6106; penny.thomas@commerce.wa.gov

Booth #1580 — LEKTRO
LEKTRO First Towbarless Tug Certified to Handle Boeing 737 MAX

LEKTRO Inc., is proud to announce the certification of their AP8950SDB-AL-200 & AP8950SDB-AL-250 for towing the Boeing 737 MAX. It is the first Towbarless Towing Vehicle (TLTV) to be certified to handle the new Boeing aircraft.  With a range from turboprops to the Boeing 757, LEKTRO’s -250 model is the most versatile tug available on the market.

TARGET SECTORS: Ground Support Equipment, GSE, Airports
CONTACT: Henry Balensifer, Communications Manager, LEKTRO, Inc., Warrenton, OR, +1-503-861-2288; hbalensifer@lektro.com



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