Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)

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What's Driving Change in the Aerospace Industry!

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PNAA's 2014 Aerospace Conference

PNAA's Annual Conference continues to grow and improve each year. 2014 brought 455 attendees representing 270 businesses from across North America and Europe.  33 speakers and panelists came from the highest level of the aerospace industry and presented the latest industry forecasts, trends and important supplier information. Governor Jay Inslee returned to the Annual Awards Dinner to share his optimism about Washington's aerospace industry. 

International and other travelers received a warm welcome prior to the conference, with a tour of Boeing's Everett Factory or the Dreamliner Gallery, lunch with local dignitaries and a champagne reception at the home of a PNAA Board Member. Exhibit space once again sold out making for a particularly vibrant exhibit hall, and more than 236 connections were made at our popular Suppliers Fair.
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 2014's Conference Agenda Included:

Review Photos• The State of the Global Aerospace Industry
Is There an Order Bubble?
How to Survive in the Era of the Global Mega Carriers
The Role of the Aircraft Lessors and their Impact on the Supply Chain
Airline Panel: What goes into fleet planning and aircraft purchases?
Manufacturing Innovations: Technologies on the horizon
Commercial Aerospace Forecast: Where’s the growth?
Military Aerospace Forecast: Residual impacts of sequestration
Passenger Experience: How it’s driving cabin configurations and aircraft design
Current Market Outlook
What’s Driving Change in the Supply Chain
Navigating through “Change”
Embraer’s E-Jets Update
Scholarship Awards
Address from Washington State Governor
Bombardier’s CSeries Update
Big Engines
Airbus Global Market Forecast
Airbus A350 XWB Program Update
Analysts Panel: Conference review and 777X site selection impacts
Beyond Sequencing: Project Prioritization & Resource Management

Five Industry Excellence Awards Presented:
Aerospace Executive of the Year: Jon Buccola, Greenpoint Technologies
Aerospace Company of the Year: Electroimpact
Inspire Award: Silicon Forest Electronics
Chairman's Awards: Linda Lanham and Larry Sowa

$33,450 in Scholarships Awarded:

PNAA and 17 industry businesses contributed to the PNAA Scholarship Program this year.  Thanks to the generosity of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM 751), AJAC, Aviation Partners Boeing, Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing, Esterline, GM Nameplate, Inceptra, Jet Parts Engineering, LMI Aerospace, Moss Adams, Orion Aerospace, SPEEA, Ted Croft, ThyssenKrupp, Umbra Group, and The Asko Group, 22 northwest students pursuing aerospace educations from seven community colleges and two state universities received awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.  PNAA hopes to raise $50,000 for scholarships next year.

The Suppliers Fair – PNAA’s Annual B2B Event
The Suppliers Fair matched Suppliers with representatives of OEMs and select Tier I/II Suppliers in 15-minute one-on-one sessions.  These sessions were an opportunity for the supplier to discuss their products and services and get an understanding of the requirements for entering the representative’s supply chain.  This year, 260 connections were made during the Suppliers Fair.  See who participated this year in the Suppliers Fair Directory.

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What's Driving Change in the Aerospace Industry!

Each year, PNAA assembles an internationally recognized team of analysts and experts from industry to provide one of the most comprehensive programs in the United States.  PNAA now hosts the largest conference in its sector on the US West Coast.  More than 425 people from nearly 300 companies from the Americas, Europe and Asia attended the 2013 Conference and Suppliers Fair.

This year's conference will focus on what's driving change in the aerospace industry.  Learn how Boeing's decision about where to build the 777X will affect local, regional and international aerospace suppliers and much more.

The Latest Aerospace Topics:
•  The current status of the global aerospace industry
•  Meeting the growing demands of the OEMs
•  Latest updates from OEMs: Airframe, Engines and Interiors
•  Identifying manufacturers’ strategies
•  How factors in the global airline industry flow down to impact manufacturers
•  Keynote Address by Governor Jay Inslee

Leading Industry Speakers:
•  4 Major OEM Airframers: Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier;
•  3 Engine OEMs: Pratt & Whitney, GE Aviation, Rolls-Royce; Airlines, Interior
•  Airlines, Interiors, Tooling Companies, Lessors Analysts and More:
Alaska Airlines, Lufthansa Airlines, American Airlines, Electroimpact, LMI, Teague, Zodiac, TTF Aerospace, Aviation Capital Group, BOC Aviation, Guggenheim Aviation Partners, G2 Solutions, Leeham Co, Teal Group, and more ... 

The Suppliers Fair – PNAA’s Annual B2B Event
The Suppliers Fair matches Suppliers with representatives of OEMs and select Tier I/II Suppliers in 15-minute one-on-one sessions.  These sessions are an opportunity for the supplier to discuss their products and services and get an understanding of the requirements for entering the representative’s supply chain.  Each year, suppliers and representatives alike save untold time and money by securing numerous business leads in a single afternoon.

The Suppliers Fair is held on the final day of the conference (Feb 6), and is included with full conference registration.  Registration may be shared between up to 3 people within a company (i.e. CEO attends main conference & Sales Manager attends Suppliers Fair).

Suppliers Fair Directory

 

Planning for the Future
As an aerospace cluster, our success is achieved by making the right investments in people and capital for the long term.  We have always lived in a cyclic industry, but the current OEM forecasts do not forecast a downturn – nor has OEM forecasting successfully predicted the past downturns.  To maximize the efficacy of our investments, we must understand the underlying economics and conditions driving the ultimate customer of the OEMs – the Airlines.  This allows us to make sane investments for our long term success.

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