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.

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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 Aero India 2013 Detailed Event Information For Aero India 2013
Aero India 2013 -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Aviation Services
Location/Date: Bengaluru, India 02/06/2013 - 02/10/2013
Event Summary:
India represents a large and growing annual market for air defense equipment, estimated at $3-4 billion EVERY YEAR. India is planning major procurements of military aviation hardware and is also upgrading its surveillance, defense and strike capabilities, in keeping with its expanding strategic role as a regional power. Expenditures are needed to keep pace with this growth. New product requirements and the replacement needs of the military aviation sector are expected to cost about $20 billion over the next 3-5 years. Aero India is a premier aerospace exhibition, with eight successful editions organized between 1996 and now behind it. Organized by the Defense Exhibition Organization, Ministry of Defense, Government of India, the Aero India show has become India's premier trade show for the Aerospace and Defense sectors. The Aero India show in 2011 had participation from 29 countries with 675 companies (380 overseas + 295 domestic) and 47 overseas delegations were accommodated over a gross exhibition area of 75,000 square meter (including outdoor), which was nearly 57% more than the previous edition in 2009. The ninth edition of Aero India will be held from 6 Feb to 10 Feb in 2013. Aero India 2013 will provide a significant platform to bolster business opportunities in the international aviation sector. It is favorably poised for exponential growth over the previous editions because of a rapidly growing economy, defense preparedness challenges and opening up of defense production to private sector. The trade show exhibitors will have the following opportunity: • Gain direct access to thousands of Aerospace/Defense professionals • Be part of the trade show which will receive extensive promotions including advertising in the leading local and global publications, direct and email campaigns and support from the leading industry associations and trade bodies • Increase sales leads • Participate in conferences, one-on-one meetings, networking receptions.

Leonard Roberts, Bangalore
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 91-80-2220 6402
Lisa Huot, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-2796
Justin Griffin, Kallman Worldwide

Phone: 201-251-2600 x 103
Thomas P. Cassidy, Almaty
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: +7 (727) 250-7612