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Sen. Moran, Kansas Aviation Leaders Attend Farnborough International Airshow

Largest Kansas Delegation to Ever Attend the Airshow

WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) led a delegation of Kansans, along with the Greater Wichita Partnership, to the Farnborough International Airshow. This was the largest delegation of Kansans to ever attend the Airshow.

“For nearly 100 years, Kansans have promoted and embodied a culture of innovation in aviation and aerospace, which not only improves the lives of Kansans but reverberates across the industry,” said Sen. Moran. “After years of work, this was the largest delegation of Kansans to ever attend the Farnborough Airshow – a strong showing that will cement our role in aviation and aerospace for decades to come. Kansas is the future of flight, and opportunities like this allow us to showcase our talented workforce, innovative spirit and growth that the Air Capital of the World brings to the aviation and aerospace industry.”

“It was an incredible opportunity to be in person at the International Air Show after three years,” said Jeff Fluhr, President of the Greater Wichita Partnership. “This is our opportunity to demonstrate that Kansas is the Air Capital of the World. We heard in many of our meetings that aerospace organizations were impressed with Wichita having representation from federal, state and local leadership. Senator Moran’s presence, especially in our opening reception, made such a difference as we made connections and helped to demonstrate the innovative and progressive aerospace ecosystem we have in this region.”

“It is rewarding to see the influence and recognition the Air Capital has on the world stage at the Farnborough International Airshow,” said John Tomblin, Wichita State University Senior Vice President for Industry and Defense Programs and NIAR Executive Director. “The reception with Senator Moran as honorary host allowed organizations from across the state, nation and world to connect prior to the show, and both events are already leading to connections that will strengthen aerospace programs for Wichita and Kansas. I’m optimistic for a strong future as we transition out of the pandemic.”

The Farnborough International Airshow is one of the world’s largest aerospace events, hosting leading innovators from the aerospace, aviation and defense industries and showcasing the talent and innovation of key industry leaders and stakeholders from across the globe.

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