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 Oceanology International 2014 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For Oceanology International 2014 (TFC Event)
Oceanology International 2014 (TFC Event) -- Computer Services, Defense Industry Eq., Electronic Components, Environmental Technologies, Films/Videos, General Science & Technology, Mining Industry Eq., Oil/Gas Field Machinery, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: London, United Kingdom 03/11/2014 - 03/13/2014
Event Summary:
U.S. companies interested in showcasing their products and services in the global forum where academia and government share knowledge and connect with marine science and ocean technology, improving their strategies for measuring, exploiting, protecting, and operating in the world's oceans should exhibit at Oceanology International 2014! Held March 11-13, 2014, at ExCeL London, Oceanology International 2014 is where the world's marine science and ocean technology community discover the latest technology solutions and service offerings -- whether at the early stages of research or ready to make a purchase. Oceanology International 2014 will be attended by thousands of professionals and decision-makers from 89 different countries and every end-user industry that can benefit from the products and services shown at the Show. The world's largest and most respected meeting place for the international Marine Science and Ocean Technology community, Oceanology 2014 also will host an agenda setting conference and a training program with visiting vessels. Vessels are docked at Victoria Dockside just adjacent to ExCeL and live demonstrations and the latest solutions showcased by exhibitors. In 2012, Oceanology International featured 525 exhibitors and more than 15,800 total attendees with 48 percent of the visitors coming from outside the United Kingdom. Oceanology International's four main sectors will include: • Marine Component Manufacturers • Marine Equipment Manufacturers o Navigation Devices o Sampling Devices o Platforms; AUV,ROB,BUOYS • Marine Service Providers o Physical, chemical, and biological oceanography o Hydrographic survey • Marine full service contractor o Offshore contractor, subsea engineering, defense integrator Held concurrently is the Oceanology International Conference which will feature an extensive technical program showcasing the latest technical developments and thinking in the marine science and ocean technology world.

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
Ray Filbert, Reed Exhibitons

Phone: 203/
Maryanne Burke, Boston
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 617-565-4303
PJ Menner, London
Commerce Specialist
Phone: 44 20 7894 0470