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With Largest International Presence at FIDAE 2016, U.S. Showcases Commitment to Aerospace, Defense and Security Partnerships, Investment in Latin America
More than 95 exhibitors, 25% of total exhibit space dedicated to U.S. equipment, products and services

SANTIAGO, Chile and WALDWICK, N.J., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When the biennial FIDAE International Air and Space Fair 2016 opens March 29 in Santiago, the United States of America will be the show's largest international exhibitor. With more than 95 participating companies and nearly 25% of FIDAE's total 11,000–plus sqm of indoor exhibit space, the size of the American contingent is a strong indicator of how important the region is to the U.S. aerospace and defense business, and that countries across the region are likewise interested in working with U.S. companies to further their defense, security and economic goals.

FIDAE is Latin America's most prominent aerospace and defense trade event. The U.S. presence, featuring industry leading companies such as Boeing (Booth #C38), GE Aviation (Booth #C55), Honeywell (Booth #C34), Lockheed Martin (Booth #C48), Pratt & Whitney (Booth #C47) and Raytheon (Sponsor), is organized by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., the designated U.S. Representative of the show since 1994, in coordination with numerous U.S. government agencies, including the departments of Commerce and Defense. For a complete list of U.S. companies at FIDAE 2016 visit the searchable online directory at

The centerpiece of the national effort, the 2,500-plus sqm (gross) U.S. International Pavilion in Hall C, is a destination for buyers looking for an efficient way to meet a critical mass of U.S. suppliers, and an on-site business hub for U.S. exhibitors looking to maximize their exposure and impact at the event. Ranging from publicly-traded stalwarts to privately-held small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the 75 U.S. exhibitors in the Pavilion represent a cross-section of leading American suppliers working to initiate and strengthen international partnerships.

"When U.S. companies commit to exhibit at FIDAE, they're saying they believe in the power of this event to attract real business prospects and customers. The steady growth and diversification of the show speaks for itself," said Kallman Worldwide President and CEO, Tom Kallman. "Our team is proud to help our exhibitors capitalize on this influential international business opportunity to grow their share of the marketplace and our nation's trade and investment partnerships in the region."

This year's U.S. International Pavilion features 20 first-time FIDAE exhibitors, reflecting a growing trend among SMEs. Encouraged by the accessibility of global markets and the increasing level of federal and state support to offset some of their expenses, more SMEs are exhibiting at international trade shows.

Chile is a particularly friendly U.S. trading partner, Kallman noted, and FIDAE is, perhaps, the country's premier international trade event. The 2016 edition will be the first since the signing this past October of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade, investment and regulatory agreement among 12 Pacific Rim countries, including Chile and the United States. The policy aligns with the U.S. Commerce Department's "Look South" initiative, which was unveiled by Secretary Penny Pritzker just prior to FIDAE 2014. Look South encourages U.S. companies to capitalize on expanding Latin American markets to grow exports and increase cooperation with companies in the region.

"The trade environment in Chile has benefited the U.S. aerospace and defense industry significantly since our two countries signed a free trade agreement in 2004," Kallman said. "Building on more than a decade of mutual success, Look South and TPP are certain to influence conversations —and negotiations — among American aerospace leaders and their Latin American counterparts at FIDAE 2016."

In addition to organizing the national Pavilion, Kallman Worldwide is promoting U.S. exhibitors with its "Ask America First" advocacy campaign. The message will be placed prominently on site, integrated into hospitality and VIP events during the show, and promoted in social media (follow on Twitter @kallmanEWC #AskAmericaFirst).

"The United States is the world's biggest aerospace and defense supplier, but that's no guarantee that buyers will look to work with U.S. companies over others," said Kallman. "As the organizer of the U.S. presence at FIDAE, we have a responsibility to advocate not only for our exhibitors, but for our nation in this highly competitive marketplace. We want every visitor to 'Ask America first' at FIDAE, and to be assured that America is listening." 


The following exhibitors in the U.S. International Pavilion at FIDAE 2016 invite media to inquire about their products and services:

Booth # C48 
Lockheed Martin Focus on C-130J, KC-130J and LM-100J Super Hercules

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will be at FIDAE and supporting media engagements with subject matter experts, with a focus on the C-130J, KC-130J and LM-100J Super Hercules platforms.

Contact: Stephanie Stinn, +1-678-761-6687;

Booth # C24 
AeroKool Aviation & Wencor Group Partner Up in 2016 
Air Cycle Machine Program

AeroKool Aviation is excited to report that we have partnered with one of the worlds largest PMA manufacturers, Wencor Group, in effort to showcase Wencor PMA parts and AeroKool's 57 years of technical workmanship. We will be offering a special program that we feel will bring great success to aircraft operators all around the world. We estimate a 20%-30% cost savings and longer longevity and performance.

Target Markets: Environmental Control System, Pneumatics, Commercial Airlines, Military Operators 
Contact: Carlos Fernandez, Latin American Director, AeroKool Aviation, Hialeah, FL, +1-305-887-6912;

Booth # C17-A 
New Urban Force TRU Uniform from TRU-SPEC 
Approachable, Tactical Style

New from TRU-SPEC - the Urban Force TRU collection featuring a shirt, pant and combat shirt. Designed in conjunction with Law Enforcement Officers, this low-profile uniform is updated with features for approachable, yet tactical style.

Target Markets: Military, Law Enforcement, Security 
Contact: Vickie Hoffman, Marketing, TRU-SPEC, Marietta, GA, +1-770-427-1334;

Booth # C27 
Marvin Test Solutions MTS-3060 SmartCanTM Selected as the Flightline Armament Test Solution for F-16, TA/FA-50, and Hawk 
An additional international Air Force modernizes and standardizes test capabilities of their legacy fighter and trainer aircraft with the next-generation SmartCanTM test set

Marvin Test Solutions today announced its MTS-3060 SmartCan™ has been adopted by yet another country to support flightline armament test for F-16, TA-50, and Hawk aircraft. The SmartCanTM is a high-performance, hand-held flightline test set that provides full functionality testing of the MIL-STD-1760 bus via emulation for JDAM, SDB, AMRAAM, etc. MTS will be exhibiting the SmartCanTM and other armament test solutions in booth #C27 at FIDAE Airshow.

Target Markets: Aerospace & Defense, Flightline & Depot Test, Suspension Release Equipment 
Contact: Darcy Ortiz, Tradeshow Manager, The Marvin Group, Irvine, CA, +1-949-263-2222;

Booth # C76 
Turbopower Moves to New Facilities Located at Opa-Locka Airport

Turbopower has initiated its move to new facilities at Opa-Locka Airport. The move is scheduled to be completed by June 2016. The move to larger and more modern facilities will facilitate growth into new engine programs and capabilities.

Target Markets: OEM Authorized Maintenance Center for Roll-Royce T56/501 engines and QEC. Repair and Overhaul of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A and PT6T engines. Sales and exchange of engines, parts and accessories. FAA and EASA approved, in additions other multiple country local approvals. 
Contact: Bernard Castell, Director of Sales, Turbopower, LLC, Miami Lakes, FL, +1-305-820-3225;

Booth # C09 
Nightline, Inc. to Launch a New Product at FIDAE 2016 that will Make Waves in the Night Vision Industry 
Everyone said it could not be done - Introducing the NL914C Night Vision Monocular

Nightline, Inc., a US, SBA HUBZone certified, veteran-owned global supplier of Generation III Night Vision Equipment will be launching the NL914C (AN/PVS-14 style) Night Vision Monocular that features a push-button design, multi-battery capability, increased battery life up to 75 hours, and increased MTBF — all while also lowering the weight of the system to 275 grams. This is an exclusive design not available from any other night vision manufacturer in the world.

Target Markets: Military, Local Law Enforcement Departments, Border Patrol. 
Contact: Manuel Arguello, Senior VP for Market Development, Mountain City, TN, +1-423-727-5900;

Booth #C25 
TRACE Worldwide Lands Contracts with Colombia National Police 
Company seals deals for Macro Blue Tactical Displays, Aerocomputers Tactical Map System and TrakkaBeam A800 Searchlight

Colombia's National Police (CNPD) has selected three products distributed by TRACE Worldwide for use on its helicopters.

  • Macro Blue (MB)-10 high definition tactical display will fly on CNPD's new Bell 407GX helicopter. The MB-10 is slim, lightweight and passively cooled. It offers low power consumption, high brightness and contrast for direct sunlight visibility.
  • Aerocomputers UC-6000 Digital Mapping System for Bell 407 and 206. The system combines AeroComputers UltiChartTM with UC3D video overlay and a digital video recorder
  • TrakkaBeam A800 Searchlight was also selected for the Bell 407 and 206. It's a fully automated multi-mission searchlight system, with an integrated pan and tilt that can be remotely positioned in both elevation and azimuth. It incorporates the only internally integrated filter wheel on the market.

Target Markets: Aerial Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue. 
Contact: Raymond Santa, TRACE Worldwide Latin America, Dallas, TX, +1-214-219-1009;


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