Kitsap: Obtaining lift — domestically and internationally

John Powers for the KPBJ The Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance (KADA) was formed in 2012 to focus on creating new economic development opportunities in Kitsap in the aerospace and related defense industries. KADA is a strategic alliance supported by Kitsap County, the City of Bremerton, City of Port Orchard and Port of Bremerton, as well as local businesses all working to strengthen and diversify […] Read more »

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Promoting Kitsap County at the Paris International Air Show!

 KADA joins Washington delegation for pre-Paris Air Show tour of Toulouse aerospace region!    The Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance (KADA) is in Paris among the Washington State Delegation to promote development opportunities in Kitsap County.Charlotte Garrido, Commissioner, Kitsap County; John Powers, Executive Director, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance; Axel Strakeljahn, Commissioner, Port of Bremerton; and Tim Thomson, Captain USN (ret), who along with Powers, co-chairs the KADA […] Read more »

Kitsap among Washington state’s largest-ever delegation to the Paris International Air Show

Industry-leading manufacturing and workforce innovation among highlights for Washington state’s largest-ever delegation to upcoming Paris Air Show 3D automated optical inspection, robotics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) components, 2017 Boeing Supplier of the Year, new mechatronics training, social enterprise with three build-to-print manufacturing plants, local VIPs and more to be featured in “Choose Washington” exhibit co-hosted by U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen, state Commerce Director Brian Bonlender […] Read more »

Bremerton bids farewell to record-breaking AOPA Fly-In

by MARK BRIANT,  Bremerton Patriot Reporter  Aug 26, 2016 at 7:00AM BREMERTON — Under towering blue skies and calm, clear weather, the Aviation Owners and Pilots Association on Saturday wrapped up the most successful Fly-In that the AOPA has ever organized. Even AOPA staff, which have organized and promoted the Fly-Ins for three years now, were duly impressed at the turnout for the event, held Friday […] Read more »

KADA represents Kitsap at the Farnborough Air Show!

KADA (Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance) representatives Tim Thomson, KADA co-chair; Jim Rothlin, Port of Bremerton CEO and Axel Strakeljahn, Port of Bremerton Commissioner, represented Kitsap this past week at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show. As part of the Washington State delegation, the KADA team visited aerospace firms and organizations in a Bristol pre-trip tour. During the air show, Thomson, Rothlin and Strakeljahn held five […] Read more »

Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance 2015 Annual Report

KADA releases 2015 Annual Report The Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance (KADA) recently released it’s  2015 Annual Report,  which details significant accomplishments of the Alliance over the last year and outlines a course of action for the following year (2016). Highlights include: Outreach to Regional Aerospace Community KADA Annual Meeting – Highlights Strategic Planning – Outcomes & Accomplishments Workforce Development Marketing & Outreach Relationships   […] Read more »

Jobs in U.S. aerospace, defense sector seen up 3.2 percent in 2016

By Andrea Shalal, Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. aerospace and defense industry is poised to add 39,443 jobs in 2016, an increase of about 3.2 percent and the first job growth in the sector in five years, according to a study by Deloitte. The anticipated growth will be driven by a rebound in the U.S. military market, which lost about 185,000 jobs over the […] Read more »

Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit 2016 in Seattle – Space selling out fast

Aerospace and Defense Supplier Summit Seattle 2016 April 14 & 15, 2016 Washington State Convention Center   Register today! Space selling out fast. To secure a space at A&DSS 2016 please register at your earliest convenience by contacting Adam Kephart Discounted rate and vouchers available for WA companies   In it’s third year in Seattle, A&DSS is one of the best events for global aerospace suppliers to get connected with Boeing […] Read more »