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Sebelius to lead Kansas delegation to Farnborough Air Show

July 10, 2008

Governor Kathleen Sebelius will lead a delegation of economic development and business leaders to the Farnborough Air Show in England July 14-20 to promote Kansas aviation interests and to encourage investment in Kansas.

Joining the governor on the trip are Kansas Secretary of Commerce David D. Kerr, University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway and executives from ICE Corporation (Manhattan), Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, Global Ground Support (Olathe) and Nex-Tech Aerospace (Wichita).

The Farnborough Air Show is one of the largest international aerospace trade shows in the world, featuring nearly 1,500 exhibiting companies from 35 countries.  In 2006, 270,000 visitors attended the seven-day event. The Air Show is organized by the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC), the UK’s national trade association representing companies supplying civil air transport, defense, homeland security and space.

Read the complete news release.

Source: Office of the Governor

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