Aerospace & Defense

National Aerospace FDI Exposition (Expo).  

The International Trade Administration, SelectUSA, and the Aerospace States Association are co-hosting the National Aerospace Foreign Direct Investment Exposition in Los Angeles on October 26-28, 2015.

The Expo provides information and resources for international companies looking to establish a presence in the United States. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S. aerospace manufacturing sector is growing rapidly, outpacing the average FDI growth in all U.S. industries. Through matchmaking meetings arranged by the Expo organizers, investors can meet one-on-one with economic developers and officials to explore opportunities and learn about resources and incentives. Top government and industry speakers will discuss the dynamics and trends of the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry. Confirmed speakers include senior officials from the departments of Commerce, Defense, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as senior industry representatives (including the president of Airbus’ operations in North America). Registration is already live and the website, including a draft agenda, can be found here:


Welcome to the U.S. Commercial Service Aerospace and Defense Technology Team Page.

We are the industry’s primary export resource and should be your first point of contact when looking to sell internationally. Our team of domestic and international trade specialists, located at our Export Assistance Centers in the United States and at U.S. Embassies overseas, is prepared to assist in increasing your export sales. U.S. Points of Contact are available to discuss your international business needs.

The aerospace & defense industry has been a cornerstone of the U.S. economy for decades and has provided well-paying jobs for a variety of skill levels. The industry’s position is now challenged by global competition, changes in technology, national and worldwide economic conditions, and global policies affecting defense, civilian and commercial aviation. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service strives to provide assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness. Specifically, the Aerospace and Defense Technology Team works with companies to help them:

  • Gain access to international sales opportunities
  • Identify international representatives and agents
  • Vet potential international partners
  • Maximize trade show efforts
  • Understand relevant aerospace and defense market opportunities worldwide

Take Action Now: Contact an Aerospace and Defense trade specialist, explore upcoming events and trade leads, and increase your international sales. We look forward to working with you!


For detailed country by country analysis on worldwide markets, please see the Aerospace Resource Guide.

Click the cover below to download a copy:

The lead author of this report is Fred Elliott, an international trade specialist on the Aerospace Team in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Jonathan Alvear, Alexis Haakensen, and Kim Wells, also Aerospace Team staff members, collaborated in developing statistical methodology and prepared country case studies. Chris Blaha, Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis, provided trade data and statistical analysis. Scott Kennedy, Aerospace Team Leader, managed the team effort.

Detailed Event Information For DSEI 2013 -- Defence & Security Equipment International 2013 Detailed Event Information For DSEI 2013 -- Defence & Security Equipment International 2013
DSEI 2013 -- Defence & Security Equipment International 2013 -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Defense Industry Eq., Electronic Components, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: London, United Kingdom 09/10/2013 - 09/13/2013
Event Summary:
Participation in Defence & Security Equipment International 2013 (DSEI 2013) is essential for every company in the land and naval defense, security and military aerospace community. DSEI 2013, held September 10-13, 2013 at ExCeL in London, England, U.K., is the world's largest fully integrated defense and security exhibition, covering land, naval and air systems. DSEI 2013 will bring together senior international trade, security and military experts from across the entire supply chain in an optimal business environment, providing face-to-face opportunities to share ideas, discuss industry developments, and network for future growth. At DSEI 2013, U.S. exhibitors can expect: • Top level international delegations; • Senior international trade visitors and military decision makers; • UK ministers and senior staff involved in UK defense procurement; • Defense industry primes; • International defense press; and • Pre-qualified defense trade visitors Join the more than 150 U.S. companies at DSEI 2013 -- there are a variety of exhibiting options ranging from taking space within the USA Pavilion, on the main show floor, association supported pavilions such as AUSA and the Navy League, product platform zones (land, security, special forces, medical, and joint capabilities), and First Time Exhibitors packages.

John Breidenstine, European Union
Minister Counselor
Phone: +32-2-811-5374
Richard Stanbridge, London
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7894 0437
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Doug Schlam, Clarion Defense & Security - North America

Phone: 203/275-8014