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 »

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 »

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 »

Paris Air International Show Recap – How did KADA fare?

Paris in June Is for Aerospace – at least every other year it is! Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance (KADA) delegates were again fortunate to part of a 47-member Washington State delegation to the biennial Paris Air Show this past June.  Mayor Patty Lent, KADA co-chair Tim Thomson and KEDA (Kitsap Economic Development Alliance) Business Development Director Kathy Cocus represented Kitsap at the Paris Air […] Read more »

Kitsap Aerospace . . . More Progress – More Lift – More To Come

The KPBJ – John Powers, KEDA Executive Director Last year marked a milestone in Kitsap’s efforts to participate in our region’s ever expanding aerospace manufacturing sector, both commercial and military aircraft. Last June a contingent of Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance (KADA) leaders joined the Washington State Department of Commerce’s delegation to the 2013 Paris Airshow. Last July Kitsap welcomed its first full-fledged tier one […] Read more »

KADA engages aerospace companies at Farnborough Air Show

KADA (Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance) representatives at the Farnborough Air Show have been active promoting Kitsap for aerospace development and expansion opportunities  and connecting with international companies and site selectors including:  –L3 Avionics –LIEBHERR –Lockheed Martin –Northrop Grumman –RUAG –Raytheon –UTC (United Technologies Corporation)   Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news and photos from Farnborough! KADA Facebook  KEDA Facebook Read more »

Kitsap gets down to business at Farnborough

Wasting no time KADA delegates Commissioner Charlotte Garrido and Tim Thomson get down to business by meeting with Northrop Grumman one day before the Farnborough Air Show commenced in London. Click here to learn more about KADA (Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance) and their mission to explore opportunities for development and expansion in aerospace and defense related industries and promote Kitsap County and it’s competitive advantages. […] Read more »

Return Engagement . . . Persistence Pays Off

The KPBJ | JOHN POWERS ~ KEDA Three Years ago the Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance (KADA) was formed to better position Kitsap to participate in the rapid expansion of the region’s aerospace sector. In 2011 there were few Kitsap based aerospace businesses; today several local businesses are engaged in designing and manufacturing products for the aerospace industry, both defense and commercial . Our largest exclusive aerospace manufacturer, Omohundro […] Read more »

KADA delegation to represent Kitsap at Farnborough International Air Show

For the second year in a row, our Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance will  be part of the fifty-member Washington State Department of Commerce’s delegation to the  2014 Farnborough International Air Show, largest aerospace and defense trade show in the world. This year’s KADA delegation to Farnborough includes Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido and member of KADA’s steering committee, as well as KADA co-chairs Tim Thomson, […] Read more »