2024 Sponsors & Supporting Partners

Platinum Sponsors:

Elbit Systems of America, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a leading provider of high-performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, law enforcement, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the U.S., Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. 


Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, is a world leader in rotorcraft technology. Based in Stratford, Connecticut, Sikorsky was founded in 1923 by aerospace pioneer Igor Sikorsky. Sikorsky’s fleet of more than 5,000 operational aircraft are supported by a global network, with approximately 13,000 employees around the world. All US military branches, and military and commercial operators in 40 nations fly Sikorsky helicopters.


Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems. For more than four decades, the company has been an innovator and pioneer, powering billions of devices and systems that require the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability. Wind River software and expertise are accelerating digital transformation across industries, including automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and telecommunications. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio supported by world-class global professional services and support and a broad partner ecosystem.

Gold Sponsor:

PTI Technologies is a world leader in filtration, fluid control equipment and subsystems. Our products are used in hydraulics, fuel, lubrication, thermal management, bleed air, cabin air, and water systems. PTI has expanded our product portfolio to include aerial refueling receptacles, fuel valves, and miniature CAD/PAD devices. PTI’s innovative, value-added solutions for mission, flight and life-critical operations on Aerospace and Defense markets, are a direct result of 100 years of extensive engineering design experience, and customer obsession.


AAR Mobility Systems specializes in mission-tailored configurations, customer integration/modification, re-fit of mobile shelter systems, and life-cycle support for governments, militaries, and nonprofit organizations worldwide.

DDC-I provides certifiable software for safety critical avionics. Deos™ is a time and space partitioned RTOS which has been certified to DO-178 Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) since 1998 and has flown in tens of thousands of aircraft with millions of flight hours logged.

GasTOPS Inc., a SDVOSB, in Huntsville, Alabama provides technical solutions for machinery diagnostics, prognostics, and health monitoring through the application of advanced fluid measurement and analysis technologies. These solutions enable Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and Prognostics and Predictive Maintenance (PPMx) and have been successfully applied to critical assets in aviation and defense industries. 

Rhinestahl, the global leader in aircraft engine tooling, delivers the highest quality and most comprehensive engine tooling solutions. We have worked with militaries across the globe for more than 50 years. We know the ins and outs of military systems and effectively work within your tightly defined protocols to provide tooling befitting the armed forces. We are proud to be GE’s authorized OEM tooling provider.

The Vertical Lift Consortium is a collaboration of traditional and nontraditional government contractors, small and large businesses, for-profit and not for-profit entities, academic organizations, and their affiliated organizations to work collaboratively with the U.S. Government to develop and transition innovative vertical lift technologies to rapidly and affordably meet warfighter needs.