June 16, 2017

CT firms at Paris Air Show

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A Sikorsky S-92 helicopter at the 2007 Paris Air Show.

Fourteen small Connecticut companies that make or supply aerospace parts will join state economic development officials at the Paris Air Show that begins its six-day run on Monday.

They will join larger in-state manufacturers like Pratt & Whitney Co. of East Hartford and Kaman Corp. of Bloomfield who are eager to network and cement orders with passenger-jet builders Boeing, Airbus and others at the June 19-24 exhibition -- one of two major air shows worldwide.

According to the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Connecticut's aeroparts producers-suppliers booked orders for more than $415 million in goods and services from the previous Paris and Farnborough, England, air shows.

The 2015 Paris Air Show welcomed almost 150,000 aerospace professionals from 65 countries.

Among the companies in the Connecticut pavilion, DECD said, will be:

Aero Gear, Windsor, which designs, engineers and manufactures gears and gearbox assemblies

New England Airfoil Products / Pietro Rosa TBM, Farmington, which makes parts and components for gas-turbine engines

PCX Aerostructures, Newington, which makes large structural airframe assemblies including wing, fuselage and engine components

Reno Machine, Newington, which makes large parts as well as tooling and complex molds for part and structure fabrication.

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