This is where big companies like Boeing meet, whose factories are located in nearby Everett (where Dreamliners for PLL LOT were built), with small and medium-sized companies - their current and potential suppliers.
Participation in the fair was taken by companies from: United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Norway, France, Germany, Italy and Belgium. They are potentates from the aviation industry, namely Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter or Thales. Also present were the companies of the Aviation Industry Entrepreneurs Group of the Aviation Valley: Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze in Mielec, IWAMET and DIOXID. The fair also included representatives of major European regions, including Malta, Sardinia, Puglia, Andalusia, Campania, Toulouse, as well as from air clusters from France and Poland interested in in developing cooperation.
During the fair, representatives of the Polish aviation sector held a number of meetings important for the further development of international cooperation, including with company representatives: The Boeing Company, Groupe Latécoère, Curtis-Wright, Lockheed Martin, Daher, JABIL, F & B MFG LCC, American Aerospace Controls Inc., Innalabs, TICO Electronics, Arnprior Aerospace Inc., JKL Sales International, Dutch Thermoplastic Components, Aversan and organizations such as Aerospace Valley, The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies, Paris Saint-Denis Aero, Gyeongnam Technopark, Port of Moses Lake, Center of Research in Engineering Surface Technology. The meetings were aimed at establishing new contacts as well as maintaining existing business contacts, among others with Boeing.
Poland has a significant share in the global aviation industry. It currently has 160 entities employing 27,000 engineers, generating turnover of USD 3 billion. For nearly a hundred years, many aircraft designs and their components have been created on the Vistula River, which have gained recognition all over the world. Today, in every plane in the world you can find at least one part produced in our country.