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 »

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 »

Register now for KADA Annual Meeting

Aerospace, Space and Defense Where does Kitsap fit? August 23rd 3:00 – 6:00 pm Avian Flight Center,2nd Floor, Bremerton National Airport, 8900 State HWY 3 SW, Bremerton, WA Register now for this free event! The meeting will include a review of 2016 activities and guest speakers including: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Thornquist, Director, Washington Office of Aerospace Jeff Marcell,  Senior Partner, TIP Strategies Open to the public—Don’t […] 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 »

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 »

KADA Annual Meeting – Keynote Presentation now online

Tom Captain, Vice Chairman, US Aerospace & Defense Leader & Principal, Deloitte LLP provided the keynote address at the October 8th Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance 2016 Annual Meeting. You can access a copy of his excellent presentation by clicking here. Read more »

Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance Annual Meeting Explores Opportunities In Aerospace & Space

BREMERTON, WA –  The Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance (KADA) invites members of the public to attend its 2015 Annual Meeting at Bremerton National Airport, Avian Flight Center Second Floor 8900 State Highway 3 SW Bremerton, WA on October 8 from 3PM to 6PM.  Refreshments will be served. This is a free event but pre-registration is required. Visit http://kada2015.bpt.me/ prior to October 5th to secure your attendance. KADA […] Read more »