Indiana’s aerospace and aviation industry is again in the national spotlight. The Aerospace Industries Association says it will host its Supplier Management Council conference in Indianapolis in the spring of 2018. AIA represents more than 300 aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers throughout the United States.
The organization made the announcement today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow in England. The conference brings industry partners together to focus on innovation and new business relationships. The event is held three times each year.
Governor Mike Pence says the announcement is another indication that aerospace "has taken flight in Indiana." In a release, he said, "With the recent growth from companies like Rolls-Royce, GE Aviation, Raytheon and Alcoa, Indiana is soaring as an aerospace industry leader.
The announcement came at the Indiana Booth at the Farnborough International Airshow. The event attracts more than 100,000 trade visitors from dozens of countries. Indiana’s delegation is participating in roundtable discussions and meeting with major aerospace company executives. Indiana companies with a presence at the show include Jeffersonville-based Key Electronics, Indianapolis-based DIVSYS International, Applied Composites Engineering and Aerotonic as well as Tech Castings in Shirley.