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About the trade mission

Invest NI is proposing to bring a delegation of Northern Ireland Aerospace companies to the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) annual conference in February 2025. 

The conference will be hosted at a venue in the greater Seattle area for two days of seminars and workshops with members of the PNAA and the aerospace industry across the USA.

We anticipate two days of meetings with Boeing and the supply chain of tier one and two manufacturers, as well as companies in adjacent industries such as the future of flight and space.

Finally, a mission relevant factory tour is proposed, providing an opportunity for peer to peer learning and understand the supply chain in Washington State area.

Find out more about the PNAA Advance Conference.

Who should consider participating in the trade mission?

The event and trade mission are suitable for business within the aerospace sector, particularly the aerostructure subsector offering: 

  • Component or sub-assemblies for aircraft building 
  • Technology for aircraft operations 
  • Design or engineering services 
  • Finishing and treatments 
  • Testing services 


Details of cost to participate to be confirmed. 

Interested in participating in the trade mission?

To find out if you can participate, check your eligibility.

Is your business eligible?

Answer the following questions to find out if you can apply.

Q1 - Is your business currently based in Northern Ireland?
Q2 - Can your product or service be sold to customers outside Northern Ireland?
Q3 - Are you an existing Invest Northern Ireland customer?

It is critical to understand any regulatory, compliance, and procedural issues that might affect your product or service in your target market.

A rule or regulation could stop you exporting, therefore it makes sense to find out before you spend any time or money exploring your export options.

Based on your answers your business is eligible to apply for this event.

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