Volume 12 - Issue 4                 PNAA's Monthly Newsletter                  April 2018
  PNAA News & Upcoming Events
Protecting Your Companys IP One Week Left to Register!
Protecting Your Intellectual Property and Maximizing its Value
PNAA's April Lunch Forum: April 4 in Redmond

Protecting your Intellectual Property and managing it effectively is key to future business success. Don’t unwittingly give away your company’s most valuable assets.
With increasing collaboration and requirements for transparency up and down the supply chain, it is now more essential than ever to put safeguards in place to protect and manage your IP. In fast-changing industries like aerospace, too many companies are unknowingly sitting on a gold mine of trade secrets and potentially patentable machines, systems, and processes. It is vital to have an organized approach to IP management in order to maintain a competitive advantage in this market.

• Learn how to identify, protect and monetize Intellectual Property in the marketplace
• Learn what IP your competitors want and how they try to acquire your assets
• Network with aerospace leaders
• Enjoy a delicious lunch
• Land a 777 using BAE Systems' Active Inceptor Demonstrator

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Cyber Security Risk Cyber Security Risk Management Briefing for Senior Aerospace Executives
PNAA's April Breakfast Forum: April 26 in Bellevue

The reality of today’s global business environment is that no matter how diligent your IT department is or how careful your employees are, at some level you’ve probably been hacked. How your company responds will determine the level of impact.

This strategic session will assist senior level management and Board of Directors to understand the latest cyber risks and how to mitigate, respond and move forward after a breach. It will address how to develop a board-level cyber risk plan, determine responsibilities and the benefits of cyber insurance for incident response.

Other elements of the program will address:

    •  New network security requirements from customers (OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers)

    •  Preparing for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective May 2018
    •  Cyber incident response/breach planning and required notification procedures

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PNAA's Women in Aerospace is May 10 in Seattle

Women in Aerospace: Lifting Others into the Future 
Join us for a unique, one-day conference that brings together managers, executives and rising leaders in aerospace.  The focus for the 2018 conference is "Lifting Others into the Future."  This is a remarkable opportunity to focus on what the future of aerospace might bring and how to position yourself personally and professionally. Learn how to use your collective network and experiences to support others on their journeys, helping them rise to their full potential.

The conference provides the opportunity to hear aerospace’s leading women deliver the latest market intelligence and share their perspectives, and network for continued action beyond the event.  The event will include focused panel discussions, an inspirational keynote and speakers who will energize you with their personal stories of leadership, diplomacy and career pathways.

•  Engaging speakers with a focus on professional development, leadership,
    networking, mentoring & more
•  Industry updates, trends and opportunities
•  Full-day conference includes a networking buffet lunch and social hour 

Learn more and see the agenda . . . 

This event is expected to sell out quickly.  Register Today!
  Save the Date: PNDC & PNAA's Northwest Aerospace Defense Luncheon
Capturing Opportunities in the New Defense Budget
May 30th in the Puget Sound Region

PNAA and PNDC are teaming up to bring you a Defense Luncheon.  Hear directly from federal agencies and prime contractors at this executive-level briefing!
Attendees will gain valuable insight and forecasting knowledge required to take advantage of increased spending in the booming aerospace defense industry!

Look for details coming soon!


PNAA Members in the News: Airborne Environmental Control Systems
As Reported in Northwest Aerospace News Magazine - April Issue

PNAA's Business Development Director Fiona McKay is writing member spotlights for Northwest Aerospace News Magazine.  This month she features: Airborne Environmental Control Systems.

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AV-device-graphic Special Offer to PNAA Members
PNAA Partnership with Aerospace Vendors

Everyone in the Global Aerospace Supply Chain needs a place to connect, grow, and foster development.  Aerospace Vendors is a searchable platform that connects the global aerospace community, enabling aerospace businesses and organizations to develop new partnerships and business opportunities.  They provide services for any company involved with aerospace, from OEMs to small niche companies, enabling them to find connections, showcase their business and find new opportunities.  Aerospace Vendors is offering PNAA members an enhanced listing at the discounted rate of $295 per year (normally $365).

Learn more here . . .

Member News & Events
Welcome Welcome New and Renewing PNAA Members
360 Hotel Group [Renewed Associate Member]
Klinger IGI [New Corporate Member]
LMI Aerospace [Renewed Corporate Member]
Nova-Tech Engineering [New Corporate Member]
Pacific Tool [Renewed Corporate Member]
Port of Everett [Renewed Associate Member] 
SOGECLAIR Aerospace [New Associate Member]
Ubisense [New Associate Member] 
Valence Surface Technologies [Renewed Corporate Member]

New & Renewing Individual Members:
Mike BraileySteve Richardson, David Coyle, Bill King

To become PNAA's newest member or to discuss the benefits of membership contact Merrie Beth Owens; for corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Fiona McKay.
JCATI - NA PNAA Member JCATI hosts
2018 JCATI Symposium April 12 in Spokane, WA

Join JCATI for its 2018 Symposium.  This annual event highlights 2017-18 JCATI funded projects as well as expert aerospace speakers, a student elevator pitch contest and poster session. This year's keynote speaker is David Steitz, NASA Acting Deputy Chief Technologist.  Other speakers include JD Claridge, xCraft (UAV technology); Jim Del Pinto, Zodiac Aerospace (composites technology); Jean-Michel Hillion, Safran (aircraft propulsion); Dragos Margineantu, Boeing (AI/machine learning); and Mark Simon, Exotic Metals Forming Co. (MRO technology).

JCATI provides funding for Washington academic-industry collaborations creating cutting-edge aerospace technology. The symposium is a unique forum to network with industry, government, academia and non-profits. 

Learn more . . . 
Aero-montreal PNAA Member Aero-Montreal hosts
International Aerospace Week April 16 in Montreal, QC

One of the largest events in the global aerospace industry in North America!  For one week, attend world-class events and meet with industry leaders.  The International Aerospace Week has 1,300+ participants, 100+ international speakers and 1,400+ B2B meetings.

Learn more . . . 

Inceptra_logo PNAA Member Inceptra hosts
3D EXPERIENCE Platform Workshop April 24 in Lynnwood, WA

Inceptra and Dassault Systemes are hosting this workshop series to present the latest capabilities and solutions provided by the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.  This workshop will show how companies in multiple industries can improve their business by adopting this innovative new approach for managing their design and manufacturing processes. The workshops will be held from 8:30 am until noon and will include lunch.

Learn more . . . 

Impact_WA_logo PNAA Member Impact Washington hosts
Top Line Growth - Bottom Line Results Seminar May 22 in Spokane, WA

In this half-day seminar and workshop, you will learn to:

• Address the sales challenges facing small and mid-size companies
• Take actions to create the foundation for dramatic sales growth
• Use the true costs of products and services to maximize profitability and reduce risk
• Capture and prioritize solutions and opportunities based on impact to profit, cost and ease of implementation

Presenters John Lee Jr., VP of Sales, Stumptown Sales Success LLC and Debra Mervyn, Mervyn Group, will use memorable examples and stories from real companies who have used these practices to accelerate profits, increase market share, improve communication and make informed decisions required for achieving top line growth and bottom line results.

Learn more . . . 
Aerospace Industry News and Events
News-Tablet Boeing completes its Dreamliner family with the first 787-10 delivery
CNBC, Mar 26
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A NASA astronaut stays in orbit with SpaceX and Boeing
NPR, Mar 25

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Boeing delivers first 737 MAX 9
Boeing Media Room, Mar 21
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AIA CEO reacts to tariff announcement
AIA, Mar 8
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Richard Aboulafia Newsletter
Richard Aboulafia - March
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Northwest Aerospace News Magazine
April/May Issue

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Aerospace Manufacturing & Design
March Issue
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FIDAE 2018
April 3-8 in Santiago, Chile

FIDAE will celebrate its 20th anniversary as the leading aerospace and defense trade show in Latin America. The show will build on its well-earned reputation to present a vital and growing international aerospace event that addresses the full scope of commercial, military and space interests. The 2016 edition hosted some 580 exhibitors from 46 nations whose products and services, including 132 aircraft on the flight line, attracted more than 120,000 professional visitors, including 600 delegations from 31 countries. Organizers anticipate more exhibitors and visitors in 2018, all looking for extra insight and access to decision-makers and buyers in this dynamic and influential marketplace.

Learn more . . . 
Aircraft Interiors Expo 
April 10-12 in Hamburg, Germany

Aircraft Interiors Expo is the global, must-attend event to see the latest ideas and innovations in aircraft interiors. Staged annually, the show launched in 2000 in Cannes and has evolved throughout the years, moving to Hamburg in 2002. If you are involved or responsible for the purchase of cabin interiors, in-flight entertainment, connectivity, passenger experience and passenger services, this is the industry event you cannot afford to miss.

Learn more . . . 
1-90 Corridor Conference-NA I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference & Expo
April 25-26 in Spokane, WA

The I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference & Expo is designed specifically for aerospace manufacturers seeking to expand their industry knowledge and build their business. Participants will learn about the latest industry trends, challenges and forecasts, and have the opportunity to network with peers, prospective customers and vendors from the region’s aerospace supply chain.

The Conference includes presentations from industry leaders, an MRO business panel, and breakout sessions that provide nuts and bolts training on key topics. B2B matchmaking meetings give participants the opportunity to meet one-on-one with OEM’s and Tier 1-3 companies.

Learn more . . .

Southeast Aero 3 The Inaugural Southeast Aerospace & Defense Conference
June 25-27 in Mobile, AL

Bringing together suppliers, OEMs, aerospace companies, financiers and investors, the event will unpack the ways in which suppliers are building for the future – from the introduction of new assembly lines, such as the Airbus/Bombardier C Series FAL to the ways in which innovative production techniques, such as the robotics underpinning the production of the Boeing 777X, will migrate to new products over the coming decade. 

Alongside nine dedicated networking opportunities, the event is designed to facilitate open, informal discussion between presenters and participants, to increase understanding of the future make-up of the aircraft production market – including supply chain, automation and technological advancement.

Learn more . . .
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Other Ways to Connect with Aerospace
Image may contain: one or more people Happy 100th Birthday Lighthouse for the Blind
April 6 in Seattle, WA

Join Lighthouse for the Blind for a festive “Get to Know the Lighthouse” event as they celebrate 100 years of providing jobs and empowerment!  On April 2, 1918, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. opened its doors and began changing the lives of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. Help them celebrate this momentous occasion with a tour of their manufacturing facility, computer and braille training labs, and more.

Learn more . . . 
5K for Abilities
Skills Inc. Fundraiser: May 12 in Auburn, WA

Take steps for a more inclusive, stronger community.  Skills Inc. invites you to the first annual 5K for Abilities on May 12, 2018! Join them as they increase disability awareness, build community relationships, and celebrate people of all abilities.

Enjoy this flat, scenic course along the White River in Roegner Park. Registration includes a vibrant tech tee, race timing bib, and finish line photo (online). All are welcome.

Learn more . . . 
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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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