2018 Air Force Sustainment | 31 July – 2 August 2018

General Overview

The Air Force Small Business Industry Days (SBID) provide benefit by creating partnerships and increasing small business participation. The Air Force SBIDs focus on small business capabilities and opportunities, matching stakeholders from the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), large business, and small business communities. This event emphasizes small business capabilities that provide new concepts, highlight existing small business products, promote collaboration, and integrate small businesses’ services, products, and technologies into AF Sustainment's normal way of doing business.

With its headquarters at Tinker Air Force Base, OK, the AFSC is one of five specialized centers assigned to the AF Materiel Command. The mission of the AFSC is to Sustain Weapon System Readiness to generate Airpower for America. The center provides war-winning expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter through world-class depot maintenance, supply chain management and installation support. The AFSC provides critical sustainment for the Air Force's most sophisticated weapons systems, including: A-10 Thunderbolt II, AC-130, B-1 Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress, C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, E-3 Sentry, E-6 Mercury, E-8 Joint STARS, EC-130, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcon, F-22 Raptor, HC-130, HH-60 Pave Hawk, ICBM, KC-135 Stratotanker, MC-130, MH-53 Pave Low, RQ-4 Global Hawk, U-2 Dragon Lady, and UH-1 Iroquois aircraft as well as a wide range of aircraft engines and component parts.

The 2018 AF Sustainment SBID has been postponed and will now take place 31 July – 2 August 2018, in Layton, UT, with a combination of informational briefings and speakers, as well as one-on-ones between small businesses and government POCs. This event focuses on increasing the AF Sustainment's small business supply chain, as well as matching program office technology based needs to SBIR/STTR/RIF developed technologies that accelerate transition onto AF platforms.

This is a unique 3 Track Event:
Track 1 - Small Business Products/Capabilities/Technologies:
Selected small businesses share relevant products/capabilities/technologies with the Air Force.
Track 2 - Air Force Business Opportunities:
Identifies AF business opportunities that small businesses are capable of proposing as the prime contractor.
Track 3 - SBIR/STTR Technology Needs:
Links the Air Force customer defined technology based needs with SBIR/STTR technologies.

Attendee and Exhibitor Benefits:

  • A morning keynote address from Air Force Senior Leadership
  • Business-related general sessions for multiple interests
  • One-on-One meetings with Air Force and Industry partners
  • Networking opportunities throughout the day and over lunch
  • Exhibitor hall featuring 25-40 businesses
  • Exhibitors showcasing their products

To register, click on the below button or proceed to the Registration tab at the top. Registration closes Friday, July 20, 2018. For more information, please see the other tabs at the top of the page!