Paris Air Show 2023


ITT’s Cannon and Micro-Mode Brands Showcase Industry-Leading Aerospace Connector Solutions at 2023 Paris Air Show

STAMFORD, Conn., June 7, 2023 – ITT Inc.’s (NYSE: ITT) Cannon brand and recently acquired Micro-Mode will showcase their innovative aerospace interconnect solutions at the 2023 Paris Air Show. Their portfolios of highly customizable connectors for the next-generation of harsh environment commercial and military aviation, rotorcraft and aerospace applications will be on display at booth #A148 in the Paris–Le Bourget Airport from June 19-25.

“The return of the Paris Air Show is a perfect opportunity to highlight the high-speed and high-power interconnect solutions from ITT Cannon that continue to enable safe and reliable flight operations, as well as to introduce Micro-Mode’s portfolio of specialty high-bandwidth radio frequency (RF) connectors,” said Ryan Flynn, president of Connect and Control Technologies at ITT. “We look forward to showcasing a variety of exciting interconnects that provide safety and comfort for pilots and commercial passengers alike and enable mission success for defense operations.” 

ITT Cannon

ITT Cannon will feature the Combo-D with High Efficiency Power (HEP) Contacts, which increase electrical current capacity up to 75% over standard size 8 D-Sub contacts and help meet the need for high power interconnects for power distribution in today’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOLs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). eVTOLs and UAVs represent a combined addressable market of over $100 million for ITT.

High-speed solutions such as ARINC 801 fiber optic connectors that deliver up to 10 Gb/s and the Quadrax Contact System that provides high-speed data transfer rates up to 2.5 Gb/s will be showcased. Also featured will be the versatile MKJ series, which is now manufactured in Europe in addition to the Americas and has multiple coupling options including a space-saving clip lock latch. MKJ delivers power, signal and data transmission in a miniature circular footprint. 


Acquired in May 2023, Micro-Mode will showcase its leading portfolio of high-bandwidth RF and hermetic connectors for mission-critical radar, satellite and smart defense systems. Featured products at Paris will include the high-frequency SMP and SMPM series of blindmate connectors that operate up to 50 GHz and 65GHz, respectively, and customized hermetic packages based on high-reliability feedthrough connectors.

“Our customized and off-the-shelf Cannon solutions are engineered for pivotal applications from in-flight entertainment and cabin systems within commercial aerospace to mission control and avionics systems in military jets,” said Ellen McMillan, General Manger, Connectors Europe at ITT. “We’re also eager to debut Micro-Mode’s differentiated miniature and high-frequency design capabilities, which have been qualified for numerous U.S. space and defense programs for more than 30 years.”

More information about the products and solutions featured at the 2023 Paris Air Show can be found on the ITT Cannon and Micro-Mode websites. 

About ITT

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the transportation, industrial, and energy markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in approximately 125 countries. 

About ITT Cannon

ITT Cannon is a leading global manufacturer of connector products serving international customers in the aerospace and defense, medical, energy, transportation, and industrial end markets. Whether delivering critical specs to aircraft pilots, streaming data through communications satellites or giving expectant parents a first look at their unborn children, Cannon connects the world's most important information to the people who need it. Today, the company proudly continues its legacy of innovating to connect the world and inspiring the successes of the next century – because amazing things happen when great things connect. For more information, visit

About Micro-Mode

Micro-Mode Products is a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty RF and Hermetic connector solutions for military, aerospace, and industrial markets. Vertically integrated and based in Southern California, Micro-Mode has deep engineering expertise and a focus on customized solutions. With a history of innovation spanning over 50 years, the company has multiple military and space-qualified solutions deployed in critical programs ranging from smart defense to satellites and radar systems. For more information, visit