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Idaho Commerce to Participate in Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition Along with 8 Ida

Tuesday, August 11, 2015  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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TADTE will take place in Taipei, Taiwan August 13-16, 2015. 

The Idaho Department of Commerce will be sending a team to Taipei, Taiwan for the semi-annual Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE) on August 13-16, 2015.  Idaho Commerce, along with the Idaho-Asia Trade Office, will participate in the trade show with several Idaho companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing and/or distributing aerospace and defense products and services.

These Idaho companies, collaborating with Idaho Commerce, share the collective goals of promoting aerospace and defense technologies, advocating for our industry and growing our individual businesses.

“Trade initiatives like TADTE reduce friction and lead to productive business relationships,” said Dave Romero of Black Sage Technologies. “Defense and aerospace companies in Idaho and Taiwan stand to benefit from a better understanding of each other's needs, stronger relationships, and more exposure. We’re glad to be part of this."

Idaho’s participation in this show also comes just after the of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Idaho Department of Commerce and Taiwan’s Industrial Development Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs regarding cooperation in several industries including aerospace. Both Lt. Governor Brad Little and the President of the Idaho Aerospace Alliance, Garry Hojan of Aerocet Inc., also signed as witness to the MOU. Cooperation in aerospace will enable both sides to find partners or potentially even jointly manufacture light airplanes, UAS, and avionics that target the U.S. and the global markets.

AERO Specialties manufactures and distributes industrial-grade, high-quality new, used and refurbished aircraft GSE; such as Towbars & Heads, Oxygen & Nitrogen Systems, Lavatory & Potable Water Carts, Ground Power Units, Stairs & Stands and much more, providing complete aircraft and ground support equipment (GSE) solutions to corporate, FBO, MRO, military, airline and general aviation customers.

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) was established 20 years ago in Boise, Idaho, to meet the growing demand for night vision systems within public and civil aviation operations. The new ASU white phosphor NVG is the latest technological breakthrough in Generation III aviation goggles. White phosphor technology greatly surpasses many key performance parameters that are important to pilots and crew members, including low-light performance, high-light performance, and reliability. ASU is known world-wide for providing products, services and training in Aviation NVIS Systems and NVIS lighting products that enhance mission capabilities and improve safety of operations.

Black Sage Technologies offers a complete series of mobile towers for remote power, communications and security. The need for portable, cost-effective power, communications and security at remote locations is widespread. Black Sage’s mobile towers support a wide range of devices powered by solar panels, wind turbine, batteries and optional backup generator.

PKG, a private, minority-owned designer, developer, and manufacturer of user interface systems, primarily serving avionics, medical, and industrial/ instrumentation industries. As a single-source solutions provider, the company’s full engineering services range from concept development to technology selection, from electro-mechanical engineering to reliability testing, and from firmware development to software applications. From membrane switches to full-travel keyboards, from touchscreens to trackballs, from displays to pointing devices, and from silicone keypad to cables. PKG is fully equipped to meet your needs and integrate multiple technologies into a cohesive system.

QTI Sensing Solutions was formed to meet the increasing demand for high quality electronic components for the aerospace industry. QTI developed the highest standard for surface mount thermistors with the introduction of qualified surface mount parts to MIL-PRF-32192; supplying design engineers with fully qualified DSCC options for two PTC and three NTC surface mount package styles.

Quest Aircraft Company is the manufacturer of the KODIAK, 10-seat single engine turboprop airplane that is at home on any airstrip. The KODIAK’s rugged aluminum construction combines superior STOL performance and high useful load. It offers proven turbine reliability with the Pratt & Whitney PT6 turbine engine, is capable of operating off floats without structural upgrades, and has the ability to land on unimproved surfaces. The KODIAK is certified in 29 countries, with several additional certifications imminent.

WMDTech is a training and products company for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Bomb Squad Community. The company provides precision solutions for Bomb Technicians when they are dealing with Improvised Explosive Devices, especially those that have CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive) Hazards or if it were in a situation in which it cannot just be blown up and disposed of.

xCraft is a leading designer and manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). xCraft strives to push the boundaries of what was previously thought possible in unmanned flight, and has already done so with their flagship product, the X PlusOne. The X PlusOne is a transitional VTOL aircraft capable of precision hover as well as high speed forward flight - up to 100 KPH, using its patent-pending hybrid multirotor flying wing design. In addition, xCraft has designed a companion two-axis gimbal for the ever-popular GoPro camera. The gimbal attaches to the modular payload mount of the X PlusOne which is adaptable to many additional payloads including EO, IR, and multi-spectral cameras.

Idaho Department of Commerce – Idaho’s Aerospace facts:

  • Idaho’s aerospace industry has grown by nearly 40% over the past 20 years.
  • Idaho’s aerospace businesses span aircraft operations; maintenance; parts manufacturing; and aircraft assembly.
  • Idaho is home to more than 200 aerospace companies, 25 of which are manufacturers of parts and products.
  • Northern Idaho is the epicenter of the state’s aerospace development.
  • In addition to commercial and private aviation businesses, Idaho is also taking advantage of our vast airspace to begin an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program, with the goal of becoming a leader in supporting the integration of unmanned aircraft into the nation’s airspace.

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