Fourteen small Connecticut aerospace companies are exhibiting their wares at the Paris Air Show this week. They join thousands of other businesses at the world’s biggest industry showcase.
All the major players — the big airlines, aircraft companies, and engine makers — strut their stuff at the European air show each year, showing off new products and making billions of dollars in deals.
“In all honesty, aerospace is a bit like a club,” said Clive Cunliffe of New England Airfoil. “Everybody knows everybody, and you have to have that personal interface.”