The Paris Air Show began Monday, and Connecticut companies large and small are there for the week to announce and find new business.
Already Monday United Technologies Corp., through its subsidiaries Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and UTC Aerospace Systems, announced a few pieces of news, like engine orders, service contracts or future outlooks.
More than a dozen of the state's smaller aerospace firms also set themselves up at Connecticut's display booth, where they plan to meet new companies and land new business.
From 2006-2011, Connecticut firms at Europe's two main air shows have brought in $162 million in new business, according to Laura Jaworski, the state Department of Economic and Community Development's international business development program manager.
The smaller Connecticut firms exhibiting at the Paris Air Show include: ACMT AdChem in Manchester; ACT Robots in Bristol; Aero Gear in Windsor; AGC, Inc in Meriden; Alpha Q, Inc. in Colchester; Birken Manufacturing in Bloomfield; Consolidated Industries in Cheshire; EDAC Technologies in Cheshire; Flanagan Industries in Glastonbury; Jonal Laboratories in Meriden; Precision Sensors inMilford; Snappy Materials in Wallingford; SPX Precision Components in Newington; and Whitcraft Group in Eastford.
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