Volume 12 - Issue 1                 PNAA's Monthly Newsletter                  January 2018
  PNAA News & Upcoming Events
Final Header Attention Sponsors, Exhibitors & Advertisers: If you would like to be included in the 2018 Conference Guide, materials must be received by Jan. 5th!

PNAA's 17th Annual Aerospace Conference
Leading Through Change: Managing Transformation
Feb. 12-15, 2018 in Seattle - North (Lynwood Convention Center)
Members $900 / Non-Members $1,100
This high-level event is a must-attend for C-Suite Executives, Strategic Planners, Business Development Leaders and other aerospace management professionals.
  • Over 600 Aerospace attendees from around the world
  • Speakers from OEM and Tier 1-3 companies
  • In the Heart of the NW Aerospace Manufacturing Cluster
  • Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Microsoft, Arconic, Dassault Systemes, Norsk Titanium, Spirit AeroSystems and more!
Click here for information, the draft agenda and to register . . .

2018 Magazine CoverLast Chance to Advertise in the 2018 Conference Guide
Friday is the last day to reserve an ad in PNAA's Program Guide! This full-color magazine is loaded with useful information including: the conference agenda, speaker bios, industry award winners, sponsor & exhibitor information and more.  Advertise your products and services and get noticed by some of the biggest names in aerospace.

    Important Advertising Deadlines:
    Jan. 5, 2018: All Print Ready Ads Due

Exhibit Booths Are Sold Out!  Bistro Tables & Sponsorship Still Available
Want more recognition at PNAA's Annual Conference?  Take a peek at our sponsorship packages or ask about a custom program today.  But, hurry!  Sponsorships are selling quickly and only 10 bistro tables remain. C
ontact Lisa Childs to learn more about our existing options or reach out to Fiona McKay to discuss your objectives and identify a customized package.

Find Suppliers at the B2B Suppliers Fair 
Each year, hundreds of attendees from the world’s leading companies attend PNAA’s Annual Aerospace Conference.  On the final day of the conference, attendees look forward to meeting OEM and Tier 1-3 companies to increase their business opportunities. Contact Merrie Beth Owens to find out how you can meet with potential suppliers eager to learn about your current and future requirements and position themselves to meet your production, budget and scheduling demands. 
iStock-463285163 Attend PNAA's Conference Webinar January 10!
Learn about the Region's Premier Aerospace Conference
On Wednesday, January 10, PNAA will host several 30-minute pre-conference webinars, supporting people across the globe with information on why they should make the region’s premier aerospace event a priority in their calendars.  Conference newcomers, foreign delegates and others can ask questions and learn about this year’s exciting 4-day event. 

Register for sessions being hosted at 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

PNAA Logo - Color - Stacked PNAA Lunch Forum and Workshop: Global Networking
January 30 in Redmond

Come and join us for a PNAA Lunch Forum at BAE Systems' offices in Redmond on January 30th to set yourself up for success at PNAA's 2018 conference.  We will be hosting a 2-part workshop on networking for success and cross-cultural considerations; essential for those attending the conference with aspirations to expand their business opportunities across the US and internationally.  The event will include a networking lunch and will end with the opportunity for several attendees to 'land' a 777 airplane in a cockpit simulator using BAEs Active Inceptor Demonstrator.  Check your mailbox and our website in the coming days for more information on how to sign up! 
Membership News
Welcome Welcome New and Renewing PNAA Members

Aero-Plastics Inc. [Renewed Corporate Member]
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology [Renewed Associate Member]
Definitive Solutions & Technologies [Renewed Corporate Member]
Enikon Aerospace-USA  [New Corporate Member]
Focus Investment Banking [New Associate Member]
HCL Americas [New Corporate Member] 
Impact Washington [Renew Affiliate Member] 
LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions [New Associate Member]
Metaltest Inc.  [New Associate Member] 
Orizon Aerostructures [New Associate Member]
ProShop/Adion Systems [Renewed Corporate Member]
Rockwell Automation [New Corporate Member]
SIE  [Renewed Corporate Member]
Tool Gauge  [Renewed Corporate Member]

New & Renewing Individual Members:
David Dick, Shawn Hosford, Cathy Grotjahn, Bryan Bird, Elizabeth Brane, and Joe Majewski

To become PNAA's newest member or to discuss the benefits of membership contact Merrie Beth Owens; for key sponsorship accounts, contact Fiona McKay.
Aerospace Industry News
News-Tablet Boeing unveils a drone capable of landing on an aircraft carrier, as Navy competition heats up
Washington Post, Dec 29
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Airbus sprints from behind in bid to upset Boeing order lead
Reuters, Dec 29
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The 2017 news that changed the business world in Snohomish County
Everett Herald, Dec 28
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Boeing's outstanding year
Leeham News & Comment, Dec 27
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Spokane leaders will pitch Boeing on manufacturing new airplane right here
Inlander, Dec 26
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Boeing Roundup: $27B Middle East Deal... Embraer talks... Unmanned refueling plane unveiled
Chicago Business Journal, Dec 26
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As it cuts jobs, Boeing to disclose less information on state employment numbers
Seattle Times, Dec 22
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Farewell to the Boeing 747, 'The Queen of the Skies.' All hail lean jets
CNBC, Dec 22
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Gov. Inslee launches 797 committee amid curious land deal near Boeing's South Carolina plant
Puget Sound Business Journal, Dec 22
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Boeing CEO Muilenburg Applauds Tax Law, Announces $300 Million in Employee-Related and Charitable Investment to Spur Innovation and Growth
Boeing Media Room, Dec. 20
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Richard Aboulafia Newsletter
Richard Aboulafia - Dec 24
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Aerospace Manufacturing & Design
December Issue
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  Member News & Events
PNAA Affiliate Member PNDC Presents 
Supply Chain Opportunities Conference: Jan. 18 in Des Moines, WA

Through a combination of presentations and roundtable discussions, this Supply Chain Opportunities Conference is designed to help companies develop new knowledge, new contacts, and most importantly, new business. This is a unique opportunity for small-medium size manufacturers to network with primes and each other. In addition, several 25-minute roundtable discussions with other peer manufacturers create a unique opportunity for making connections.

Learn more . . .
AIAC Pacific Logo_horizontal PNAA Affiliate Member AIAC Pacific presents
COVERGX Canada 2018 Feb. 6-8 in Calgary, AB

The first global defence and energy conference to create investment and growth opportunities between the Energy, Aerospace, Defence & Security Sectors – returns to Calgary for its third year.

Learn more . . . 
OAC_logo PNAA Affiliate Member Ontario Aerospace Council presents
Show Me the Money Seminar Feb. 7 in Toronto, ON

JOIN OAC's next "Show Me the Money" Seminar featuring BDC, CARIC, WELLS FARGO, FEDDEV ON, NSERC, DRDC, and SIF to learn more on NEW funding programs designed to support aerospace companies and their innovation, growth and financing needs.

Learn more . . . 
JCATI - NA PNAA Affiliate Member JCATI Request for Proposals 
Applications Due Friday, March 2, 2018

Does your company need help integrating new technologies?  The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) is an economic development program for the Washington State aerospace industry providing short-term funding for industry-academic collaborations with Washington's public universities. The focus is on TRL 4-7 projects.
JCATI funds allow WA engineering students to work on your project without
affecting production. Industry must provide project support.  JCATI awards are $50,000 -$100,000 for the July 1-June 30 project period.  Contact Beth Hacker, JCATI Program Manager (bhacker@aa.washington.edu).

Learn more . . .
  Aerospace Industry Events

Exploring Efficiencies in Engine Maintenance and Management 
Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Aero-Engines Americas 2018 is the only conference exclusively dedicated to the trends and issues related to the region’s engine MRO community.

Learn more . . . 
  AmCon - A Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo 
Feb 19-20 in Bellevue, WA

Learn about the latest in cutting edge manufacturing technologies & innovations. See, touch, interact with new products & processes.  Meet face-to-face with the experts of suppliers of hundreds of custom parts and components all in one day.  Find multiple sources to take your project from concept to finished product.  Quote current projects that can improve quality, cost, and time to market.  Attend FREE seminars on the most current technologies.

 Learn more . . . 
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Northwest Aerospace News Magazine to Make its Debut in February

Northwest Aerospace News Magazine will share inspirational stories of Northwest Aerospace Manufacturers with thousands of aerospace professionals across the nation beginning February, 2018.  The Spokane-based publication is not your traditional trade publication.  It will bring a new flavor to the marketplace that will engage readers and become a valuable resource to companies sourcing new suppliers in an industry that is currently on overdrive.  Visit NW Aerospace News Magazine's website, view their introductory video and meet their team of industry writers and support staff.    

Learn more . . . 
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Other Ways to Connect with Aerospace
Grow your business Introduction to EASC 
Jan 3 in Everett, WA

The EASC Introductory Seminar will teach potential, new, and renewing investors about what Economic Alliance Snohomish County is, how they partner with investors to act as a catalyst for economic vitality in Snohomish County, and how to take advantage of the benefits of EASC membership. It’s a chance to meet some of the staff, learn about what they’ve been up to this year, and network!

Learn more . . . 
PNDC PNDC New Year Celebration
Jan 9 in Clackamas, OR

The Oregon National Guard Assoc. (ORNGA) and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) are celebrating the New Year!  Join them in PNDC's new offices on the Clackamas Community College - Harmony Campus. Come network, see the new facility and  enjoy light refreshments. Space is limited so reserve your spot today! 

 Learn more . . . 
Aviation Conference 2018 NW Aviation Conference and Trade Show
Feb. 24-25 in Puyallup, WA

For over three decades the Washington Aviation Association has presented the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, Washington.

This event has grown to over 75 hours of safety seminars and 122,000 sf of aviation displays with an annual attendance of over 10,000! 

Learn more . . . 
PNAA Volunteers Volunteers Needed! 
PNAA is looking for volunteers for its 17th Annual Aerospace Conference  

PNAA is gearing up for next month's conference and is looking for a few more volunteers for a variety of activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lisa Childs, PNAA’s Event Coordinator at lchilds@pnaa.net or 425-885-0290 x103.
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If your company has aerospace related news, events or activities that you would like to share with the PNAA Membership, please send a brief article along with a photo and link to contact@pnaa.net. 


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