We’ll kick off October at The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from the 8th – 10th. This exposition is obviously in support of our AWESOME Army with multiple booths and presentations on both national and military security. Check out their website here to learn more. Even Lieutenant Dan from Forest Gump will be there! Gary Sinise’ band The Lt. Dan Band, will hold a free concert on Tuesday, October 9th. If you can’t make it to AUSA this year, we encourage you to donate to the Gary Sinise Foundation which supports our active military and retired veterans.
Next up, from October 9th – 11th, is the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Supplier Management Council (SMC) Fall Meeting hosted by Honeywell, held in Phoenix, Arizona. AIA’s Supplier Management Council is a unique forum where senior supply chain representatives, from system integrators and manufacturers, tackle issues that impact the aerospace and defense supply chain. The Council’s mission is to integrate and focus the collective capabilities of the supply chain as well as to influence the strategies, policies, and regulations that enable the U.S. aerospace and defense industry to successfully compete in the global market, be profitable, and strengthen the U.S. position as the world leader. Some AIA SMC companies besides InterConnect Wiring include Lockheed Martin, Boeing, L-3, BAE, Honeywell, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Northrop Grumman, Textron, and GE Aviation, among others. In fact, here is a photo of some AIA SMC Executive Committee (EXCOM) women in aviation!
Then, we’ll be in Atlanta, Georgia from the 15th – 18th for the C-130 Hercules Operators Conference (HOC). This is the 30th annual conference hosted by Lockheed Martin and is highlighted with over 80 exhibitors and briefings on the C-130B-J, L-100 and LM-100J model aircraft. There will be many networking opportunities to share operational, technical, modification and maintenance insights among Hercules owners/operators, service centers and suppliers. Learn more about it here.
Our next event in October is the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Luther Jones Sustainment Forum in Corpus Christi, Texas, from the 24th – 25th. This forum acts as a networking platform for those in the Maintenance field of Army Aviation to exchange ideas and solutions. Learn more about this event here.
That same week, we will be sending a contingency to the Air Mobility Command and Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium and A/TA Convention and Air Mobility Technology Exposition. Now that is a mouthful! It will be held just 30 miles Northeast of InterConnect Wiring, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. If you are attending, please email us to set up a day and time to visit InterConnect Wiring while you are in the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex.
From the 22nd – 26th of October, we’ll travel to Orlando, Florida for the C-130 Technical Coordination Group (TCG) International Technical Program Review (ITPR). In fact, come visit InterConnect Wiring at Booth 322 at this TCG ITPR. Contact us to set up a meeting during one of the trade show days. This event provides a platform for suppliers, Foreign Military Sales customers, TCG employees, and US government officials to meet and discuss their knowledge of common interests regarding the C-130 aircraft. Learn more about this event from their website here.
And to wrap up the busy month of October, we will head back to Atlanta for the P-3 IOSC Conference from the 22nd – 25th. Since 1988, the annual P-3 International Operators Support Council (IOSC) has provided a forum where P-3/CP-140/L-188 operators can come together and share common concerns and successes. The purpose of the P-3 IOSC is to identify, discuss and solve technical, maintenance and sustainment challenges being experienced in the international operator community. The P-3 IOSC holds sub-committees for Avionics, Sustainment and Training. The P-3 IOSC also provides a working group atmosphere where industry and operators can connect and engage to discuss specific challenges and possible solutions available.
The first of our three events in November is the F-15 Technical Coordination Program (TCP) World Wide Review (WWR) in Miramar Beach, Florida, from the 4th – 6th. This annual event is the only place where all five Foreign Partners of the F-15 TCP (Israel, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore) will be joined by USAF representatives to discuss their concerns and solutions of the F-15 platform. In fact, InterConnect Wiring successfully helped the USAF rewire 73 of their F-15 Golden Fleet jets. What a great program that was and what a great aircraft it is! While at the show, visit InterConnect Wiring at Booth Number 123.
Next in November, is the AAAA Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium held in Huntsville, Alabama from the 13th – 14th. This is the 44th annual conference which features a forum for professionals in the aviation industry as well as military personnel, to discuss Army Aviation products and platforms. Check out their website here.
Immediately following the Cribbins, InterConnect will travel across the globe to attend the Bahrain International Airshow from November 14th – 16th 2018. This show is touted as, “The Fastest Growing Airshow in the Middle East.” Check out their website here to find out more.
And our last – but certainly not least – event of the year is NGAUS Industry Day in Washington, DC, December 10th – 11th. The National Guard Association of the United States hosts this annual event to educate corporate members on working with the Guard. Last year, at the 2017 NGAUS Industry Day, Clare McGarrey met the Director of the Army National Guard, the Director of the Air National Guard, and General Joseph Lengyel, the Chief of the National Guard. There will be many presentations from the Guard and industry professionals as well as an opportunity to network. Learn more about it here.
We hope to see you at some of these events and we look forward to seeing you at even more in 2019. Here’s to a great 4th Quarter!