Key sponsors for ADSE this year were KF Aerospace, Cascade Aerospace, L-3 Technologies (L-3 MAS and L-3 Mission Integration), Eurofighter Typhoon, Avcorp, Marshall Aerospace, ViaSat, Viking, Bombardier, MDA, Weatherhaven, and others.
Having the CBAA as part of ADSE really expanded the size of the event and served as an excellent opportunity to talk to government and military personnel.
Also exhibiting at ADSE was Eurofighter Typhoon, who are keenly following Canada's Future Fighter Capability Project.
We are expecting to continue to grow the commercial side of the Airshow through our partnerships with ADSE and CBAA.
He said, "The seventh year of ADSE was marked by strong industry and government participation, record attendance, a sold-out trade show and the entirely new concept of co-locating the conference in Abbotsford with CBAA's annual convention and exhibition.
He added, "Minister Sajjan's remarks included an announcement of federal funding that will support ADSE this year and next, and help to ensure a strong Western Canadian aerospace industry presence at international aerospace events in 2017 and 2018--a commitment that was welcomed and appreciated by the aerospace industry across western Canada.
For 2018, AIAC and AIAC Pacific will be working hard to build on the success of ADSE 2017 and keep up the momentum.
The funding announcement of more than $320,000 is being made available through WD to support ADSE in 2017 and 2018, the CARIC National Research Forum in 2017, and a Western Canadian presence at the Paris Airshow in 2017 and the Farnborough International Airshow in 2018.
JQ: ADSE has been around for seven years now, and we've hosted it for the last four.
We've been working hard to increase the overall member experience and the value that we provide our members --whether it's through events like ADSE and the Summit, policy and program development on our committees, or interaction with government through our advocacy efforts and networking events.