FARNBOROUGH, England, 14 July 2014. The U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Matthew Barzun, cut the ribbon on the U.S. Pavilion at his first Farnborough International Airshow (FIA).
Barzun was joined this morning in Hall 2, Stand A28 by the new Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Deborah Lee James, and several dozen other top-ranking U.S. military, government, and non-governmental organization (NGO) officials.
Several U.S. Pavilion exhibitors launching products and services at FIAs14 include:
>>Aircraft Lighting International (direct replacement LED lighting)
>>Cobra Systems (new line of smart technology pitot /static adapters)
>>First Aviation Services (the overhaul of the Mode 568F Propeller System installed on ATR family aircraft)
>>MasterClock (moving time-code-based to network-based products)
>>National Precision Bearing Group of Mechatronics (Hudson ball transfers, new high-quality source for U.S-made cargo handling systems to Europe).
The U.S. state pavilions are an important part of the U.S. Pavilion. These state groups, including Arkansas, Connecticut, Washington, Kansas (Greater Wichita), Mississippi, North Carolina, New York, and Virginia, enable smaller companies to come to the show and display their exciting technologies on the world stage alongside the biggest corporations in the industry.
Exhibitors across the USA
This year, U.S. Pavilion exhibitors represent 28 of the 50 U.S. states from all parts of the country: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, “The Strategic Partnership Program’s mission is to expand the U.S. export base through innovative public-private sector partnerships combining the export assistance of the U.S. Commercial Service together with “best-in-class” export services companies.” As described by President Obama: “We’ll create public-private partnerships to help firms break into new markets with the help of those who have been there.”