It was the first time that TechSAT participated in the Aero India, which is the second largest airshow in the world held in Bangalore. A total of 549 companies were represented, 270 of them from India. During the show various military aircraft were exhibited, including the Mi-17, F-16, Rafale, Su-30MkI, Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), Light Combat Helicopter, Dornier Do 228, Tejas, and HTT- Hawk. Highlights at the airshow were the Yakovlevs and Scandinavian Skycats who impressed with their acrobatic maneuvers.
Although it was our first trade show in India, it turned out to be one of our most successful ever. We were invited to exhibit at the stand of our Indian partner Aarjay. With our functional demo system up and running, visitors really stormed the booth. Aarjay has made a lot of contacts and made TechSAT a well-known name on the market. We were visited by all the major players on the Indian aerospace market, such as ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency), HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited), Aspen Avionics, ADRYS, RCI (Research Center Imarat; Electronics Limited), NAL (National Aerospace Laboratories), and Mahindra Aerospace. Most of the companies are state military organizations since the entire aviation, both military and civil, is organized under the Ministry of Defense.
The interest in our products was broadly diversified: from individual boards (AFDX, MILBUS), simulations, and analyzers to small systems (MAYA) and development systems up to entire IV & V systems. The focus was on topics such as the integration of cockpit display systems, MIL1553 for Missile Launcher, the development and integration of an engine electronic control unit, and V & V for flight equipment and aircraft level integration.