First-time exhibitor Purdy is already looking forward to appearing at the next Farnborough airshow.

Sales representative Ray Bull persuaded the Anglo-American company to exhibit its range of machine components and aerospace transmissions for the first time. "I convinced them that if they want to get into Europe this is the place to be," says Bull. "I've been coming to the show for years working for another company."

The company makes blade positioning cams for the Sikorsky CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter.

"There have been a lot of interesting comments made and next year I've no doubts business will increase due to the contacts we've developed here," he says.

Source: Flight Daily News