PennWell launches Aerospace and Defense Media Group to reach audience of 161,000

NASHUA, N.H., 7 Jan. 2009. PennWell Corp. in Nashua, N.H. has formed an Aerospace and Defense Media Group that blends print and digital publications with live events to reach a combined audience of more than 161,000 aerospace and defense electronics professionals.

Jan 7th, 2009

NASHUA, N.H., 7 Jan. 2009.PennWell Corp.
in Nashua, N.H. has formed an Aerospace and Defense Media Group that blends print and digital publications with live events to reach a combined audience of more than 161,000 aerospace and defense electronics professionals.

The PennWell Aerospace and Defense Media Group comprises Military & Aerospace Electronics, Avionics Intelligence, and the Avionics, Avionics USA, and the Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum conferences and trade shows.

PennWell is bringing together this media powerhouse in response to recent growth of 30 to 50 percent in the avionics market, as well as to a continuing estimated $130 billion annual defense electronics market.

"The formation of the Aerospace and Defense Media Group is strategic because it complements and expands the Military & Aerospace Electronics franchise with the growing avionics marketplace. Since air travel is expanding globally and nearly 10,000 commercial aircraft are expected to enter service over the next 10 years, our investment in this area will enable us to grow the shows and online content of our Avionics Intelligence brand, at a far greater rate," says Christine Shaw, PennWell senior vice president and group publisher.

Under the aegis of the PennWell Aerospace and Defense Media Group are Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine, in its 20th year of publication, and its associated Web site milaero.com, electronic newsletters, and conference; the newly formed Avionics Intelligence Web site avionics-intelligence.com and twice-monthly Avionics Intelligence electronic newsletter; the Avionics Conference and Exposition held annually in March in Amsterdam; the Avionics USA conference and trade show on June 1 and 2, 2009, in San Diego; and the Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum conference and trade show, which will be co-located with the Avionics USA show June 1 and 2 in San Diego.

"The Avionics conferences are the only dedicated civil and military avionics events in the world," says John McHale, Avionics USA conference chair and Avionics Intelligence editor in chief. "Avionics Intelligence is the media brand that complements the shows and provides year-round compelling content for aerospace prime contractors, subcontractors and integrators, and manufacturers of finished electronic and software products."

For more information, contact Military & Aerospace Electronics online at www.milaero.com; Avionics Intelligence at www.avionics-intelligence.com; the Avionics conference at http://avi09.events.pennnet.com/fl/; Avionics USA at www.avionics-usa.com; the Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum at http://mtc09.events.pennnet.com.

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