A Tour of Bell Helicopter

A Tour of Bell Helicopter

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter April 13 meeting

We will be touring the Bell Rotor Systems Assembly Center and Advanced Composites Center. We will see modern composite manufacturing processes for the production of helicopter blades and large composite components, including the V-22 wing.

Schedule:
7:30-8:00 Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:00-8:15: Introductions and A&D Forum news
8:15-8:30: Presentation
8:30-10:15: Tour

Click here for a map showing where to park and where to enter the facility.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members (exclusive access until March 31) and $30 for non-members (after March 31).  Event is limited to 15 US citizens.  For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwapr17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on March 17

With decades of service to our country in the armed forces, government, and in industry, General Bob Edmonds will share his insights on a range of defense topics, including:
• Overview of the state of global security / threats
• Outlook for the defense budget and spending
• Perspective on the early days of the new administration and impact on defense
• Perspectives on key programs, including the F-35
• Future trends in defense technology

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, March 17, 7:30–9:00am, when we will have an insightful and informative discussion on key topics facing the defense industry.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until March 10). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflamar17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“The Future of Vertical Lift”

“The Future of Vertical Lift”

Bell V-280 Fast Rope. 2015

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter March 9 meeting

Please join us in Arlington, TX on Thur, March 9, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30-9:00am) when Jeffrey Nissen, Business Development Manager – Technology and Innovation, Advanced Tiltrotor Systems, Bell Helicopter, Textron Inc. will give a brief overview of the V-280 and V-247 programs to include an overview of Bell innovative aircraft, overview of JMR customer needs, V-280 performance objectives, JMR-TD schedule and status, V-247 performance objectives and current MUX program and schedule.

There will also be a presentation by The Paschal Aerospace Engineering Club on their participation in the Team America Rocketry Competition.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwmar17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“Cybersecurity Update: Latest Impacts on Aerospace & Defense”

“Cybersecurity Update: Latest Impacts on Aerospace & Defense”

Arizona Chapter March 9, 2017 meeting

Information security is on the top of many organizations list of priorities to address in 2017. In order to make the most use of limited Information Security budgets, it is critical to know what threats are the most prevalent and which are having the most impact in the Aerospace and Defense industry. It is also imperative to understand what can be done about these threats.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thur, March 9, when Brandon Gunter, Senior Manager Information Security Services at Moss Adams Advisory Services, will also discuss some of the industry and governmental standards and regulations as well as how organizations will need to change the way they do business to meet the new standard.

The meeting is free for members and guest ($30 Early Bird for non-members, $40 after March 3). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazmar17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Arizona Chapter of The A&D Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams and National Bank of Arizona.

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

Orange County Chapter meeting on March 2

You’ve taken all the recommended cybersecurity actions. You have secured ITAR areas. And you welcome tours by potential global customers and suppliers to show off your unique capabilities. Did you know that you could be losing valuable IP just by granting permission to “may I touch”?

Join us in Irvine on Thursday, March 2, 7:30–9:00am PDT, when we will screen a film produced by the FBI followed by comments by FBI Special Agent Cheny Mak.

Economic espionage is real and securing the information that makes your corporation relevant is essential for its survival.

Meeting is free for members ($40 non-members). Click here to register to attend the meeting

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Orange County chapter is sponsored by D.A. Davidson & Co., Moss Adams, and Hein & Associates.

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on February 17

You’ve taken all the recommended cybesecurity actions. You have secured ITAR areas. And you welcome tours by potential global customers and suppliers to show off your unique capabilities. Did you know that you could be losing valuable IP just by granting permission to “may I touch”?

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb 17, 7:30–9:00am PDT, when we will screen a film produced by the FBI followed by comments by FBI Special Agent Cheny Mak.

Economic espionage is real and securing the information that makes your corporation relevant is essential for its survival.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until February 10). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflafeb17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“Anatomy of a Data Breach”

“Anatomy of a Data Breach”

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter February 9 meeting

A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release of secure or private/confidential information to an untrusted environment. Incidents range from concerted attack by black hats associated with organized crime, political activist, or national governments to careless disposal of used computer equipment or data storage media.

Please join us in Arlington, TX on Thur, Feb 9, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30-9:00am) when Tom Allen, CEO of Opango, will describe examples of situations where data breaches occurred, the consequences, and what the company could have done to prevent the problem. Tom will also discuss how to meet the new FAR requirements for a secure system that must be met by December 31, 2017.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until February 2). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfdfwfeb17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

A Special Tour of Robinson Helicopter

A Special Tour of Robinson Helicopter

A&D Forum Tour in Torrance, CA on February 7 and 9

Founded in 1973 by Frank Robinson, Robinson Helicopter employs approximately 1000 employees and is currently the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters. In addition, Robinson has a factory overhaul program for older aircraft and conducts monthly safety courses for helicopter flight instructors and maintenance technicians. A network of more than 400 service centers provide world-wide service and support.

Located in Southern California, Robinson’s factory was designed and built for helicopter manufacturing. The facility is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art machinery, including CNC (computer numerically controlled) machining centers and CMM (coordinate measuring machines). To maintain the highest quality, most operations including welding, machining, assembly, painting and flight testing are performed at the Torrance facility. In 2010 Robinson added 133,000 sq feet of manufacturing space bringing the company’s total manufacturing space to 617,000 sq feet.

There are two tour dates available: February 7 and February 9. Both days the tours will start at 1pm sharp (please check-in by 12:45).

The event is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until January 31). For more information and to register to attend either of the tours, go to http://adfsbfeb717.eventbrite.com or http://adfsbfeb917.eventbrite.com

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The South Bay Chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, California United Bank, Community Bank, and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting.

“Driving Ownership, Growth and a Successful Exit”

“Driving Ownership, Growth and a Successful Exit”

Arizona Chapter February 9, 2017 meeting

Starting with Smart Electronics and Lark Engineering, through organic growth and acquisitions, Bob Swelgin led a doubling of revenue and EBITDA over about 30 months and a successful sale to Benchmark Electronics.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, February 9, 2017, when Bob Swelgin
Founder, Swelgin Consulting Group & Partner, InVista Associates, Inc., will share how he kept everyone on the same page and all moving in the same direction when acquiring and putting together small businesses with different cultural backgrounds and business philosophies. Bob’s presentation will be on how he overcame these challenges to create a trusting and progressive environment where everyone in the company can be called on to interface with the customers without concern – where people feel a sense of ownership and look forward to celebrations when targets are hit and feel some responsibility when those targets are missed

The meeting is free for members, $40 for non-members. For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazfeb17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Arizona Chapter of The A&D Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams and National Bank of Arizona.

“Exploring the Back of Your Business Card”

“Exploring the Back of Your Business Card”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on January 20

Carl Terzian, who was one of if not the leading networker in Los Angeles, distinguished between the mental concepts of the front and the back of your business card, both being important. The front of the card is your professional information – your organization, your role, your products and services, and contact information. The back of the card is about you personally, your family, your interests, your community involvement, what you have accomplished about which you are proud, etc. In summary, the back of the card expresses your personal uniqueness. Given that people do business with those whom they know, like, and trust, the back of the card is critical to successful business development, whether you are a sole practitioner or a salesperson for a large A&D company.

The main part of the meeting will be exploring the back-of-your-card and integrating it into your business development. Among other questions, you will have an opportunity to explore the following:
• What is the back of your card and how do you effectively share it?
• What is the event/ experience that spurred your interest in A&D and how you were able to match that interest with your professional career choice(s)?
• How might you incorporate the back of your card to improve your business development?

Please join us in Los Angeles on Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Anne will then review the main points of her May 2016 presentation, and then will discuss how to more effectively engage our Lizard Brain when we share our elevator speech. She will give tips on how to prepare the best introduction. There will also be short break out groups to practice what Anne shares.

Anne is one of the leading consultants on how to improve your marketing and selling communications. This meeting, as with Anne’s presentation at the May 2016 LA Chapter meeting, can make a profound difference in your business development results.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until January 13). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflajan17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club