Several small Connecticut manufacturing companies are in Paris this week for the 52nd Paris Air Show.
They include Aero Gear of Windsor, which designs, engineers and manufactures gears and gearbox assemblies; New England Airfoil Products/Pietro Rosa TBM of Farmington, which makes parts and components for gas-turbine engines; PCX Aerostructures of Newington, which makes large structural airframe assemblies including wing, fuselage and engine components; and Reno Machine of Newington, which makes large parts as well as tooling and complex molds for parts and structure fabrication.
The event is held every odd-numbered year for the purposes of showing military and civilian aircraft to consumers as well as for companies to network.
According to a report in the Hartford Business Journal, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development said the state’s “aeroparts producers-suppliers booked orders for more than $415 million in goods and services from the previous Paris and Farnborough, England, air shows.”
The air show began on Monday and will run through Sunday.
Larger Connecticut companies such Pratt & Whitney Co. of East Hartford, Kaman Corp. of Bloomfield and United Technologies Corp. of Farmington are also in attendance.
The Paris Air Show in 2015 had 150,000 trade visitors from 65 countries.