Five Midlands aerospace firms are hoping to land new orders after exhibiting at the Paris Air Show.
They have been helped by the Midlands Aerospace Alliance, which supported by regional development agency Advantage West Midlands, represents the 350 companies and 45,000 employees involved in the sector across the Midlands.
The five companies include Superform Aluminium of Worcester, Accles & Pollock of Oldbury and Coleshill-based Sil-Mid.
Advantage West Midlands chief executive John Edwards said: "Aerospace is a vital sector to the economy with a number of internationally famous names such as Goodrich and Smiths Aerospace based in our region.
"But it is also important we help the smaller companies in the supply chain to compete and exhibit at major trade shows like Paris which they would otherwise not be able to afford to do.
Dr Andrew Mair, chief executive of the alliance, said: "The Midlands aerospace sector is really thriving at the moment and 75 companies from the region were involved in supplying to the revolutionary Airbus.
"The support from Advantage West Midlands has enabled companies who could not possibly have exhibited on their own to come with us and show the world just how progressive companies in our area are."
Malcolm Edwards, technical sales manager at Accles & Pollock, said: "This has been a fantastic opportunity for us to put our name around in what is, along with Farnborough, the world's biggest air show."
Gary Mariner, sales director of Sil-Mid, added: "We've made some really good contacts while we've been here.
"The Aerospace Alliance has introduced us to some key contacts which we're hopeful of following up and building on at a later stage."