JobsOhio to Showcase Transcontinental University Aviation Partnership at Farnborough International Airshow

[PRESSWIRE] COLUMBUS, Ohio - 08 July, 2016 -- From the first flight to the first man on the moon, Ohio offers a long history in aviation and aerospace. And now, it is the future of Ohio’s aviation and aerospace expertise, their imagination and innovation in this industry that economic development representatives from JobsOhio hope showcase at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA).

During the Airshow, University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science (UC CEAS) and the University of Bordeaux will announce details of a groundbreaking partnership to cultivate the Aero-System Operations Dual Master of Engineering Degree Program.

“We are excited to be going to Farnborough to discuss opportunities for research, testing and education with the world’s aerospace leaders and to talk about our faculty doing world-class research in groundbreaking areas – ranging from advanced manufacturing to space robotics and UAVs”, said Paul Orkwis, Bradley Jones Professor and Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UC CEAS.

Ohio is the No. 1 supplier state for Airbus and Boeing, with both companies investing more in Ohio than in any other U.S. state. Furthermore, Ohio is the No.1 most attractive state for aerospace manufacturing (Price Waterhouse Coopers, 2015) and leader in sectors such as light weight construction compound materials, 3D-Printing/Additive Manufacturing, and Research & Development of UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems).

New Transcontinental University Aviation Partnership

Ohio is not only home to nearly 600 aerospace companies including Eaton (Ireland), Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (France), Meggitt and GKN Aerospace (UK), it also hosts top universities with aviation and aerospace programs, e.g. University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Wright State University. During the Airshow, University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science (UC CEAS) and the University of Bordeaux will announce details of a groundbreaking partnership to cultivate the Aero-System Operations Dual Master of Engineering Degree Program.

“We are excited to be going to Farnborough to discuss opportunities for research, testing and education with global aerospace leaders, and to talk about our faculty doing world-class research in groundbreaking areas – ranging from advanced manufacturing to space robotics and UAVs,” said Paul Orkwis, Bradley Jones Professor and Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UC CEAS.

JobsOhio and its partners will exhibit in the designated United States pavilion, which is one of 22 nations participating at the trade show. Regional economic development partners REDI Cincinnati and Dayton Development Coalition will also be on hand to discuss the numerous benefits Ohio offers to aviation and aerospace.

“With growing global competition and industry demand for the next great innovation, collaborative efforts are becoming a higher priority,” said Glenn Richardson, JobsOhio’s managing director of Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace. “Our goal is to show aerospace companies looking to expand, that Ohio offers a strong network of collaboration and innovation in this industry, as well as many other benefits of locating in the state.”

Ohio is the number one supplier state to Boeing and Airbus, and has an impressive private industry employee base of 41,000 across 590 Ohio firms. Ohio is also home to 45 colleges and universities with programs supporting aerospace careers, making the state an attractive location for expanding aerospace companies.

Five Ohio aerospace and aviation companies will also co-exhibit in the Ohio booth, as well as two renowned aviation research institutions – the University of Cincinnati Research Institute and The Ohio State University Aerospace Research Center.

“FIA is a great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and customers, take a look at the latest technologies and discuss future collaboration opportunities,” said Dr. Meyer (Mike) Benzakein, assistant vice president for Aerospace Aviation, Research Administration Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer for The Ohio State University.

Trade show attendees will also have a rare opportunity to meet aviation royalty. Amanda Wright Lane, great grandniece of Orville and Wilbur Wright will welcome guests at an informal reception on Monday, July 11.

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, Columbus 2020, Dayton Development Coalition, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobs-ohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

To learn more about the Aerospace and Aviation industry in Ohio, visit http://jobs-ohio.com/industries/aerospace-aviation/

Contacts

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Susanne Kurth
Phone.: +49-211-173010
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JobsOhio Economic Development
Matt Englehart
Phone: +1-614-300-1152
Email: englehart@jobs-ohio.com

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