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:


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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
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  • Maximize trade show efforts
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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 INDIA AVIATION 2014 - International Exhibition & Conference on Civil Aviation (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For INDIA AVIATION 2014 - International Exhibition & Conference on Civil Aviation (TFC Event)
INDIA AVIATION 2014 - International Exhibition & Conference on Civil Aviation (TFC Event) -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Aviation Services, Computer Software, Education/Training Services, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: Hyderbad, India 03/12/2014 - 03/16/2014
Event Summary:
U.S. commercial aviation companies interested in launching their products into or expanding their exports to the rapidly growing Indian market should consider exhibiting in INDIA AVIATION 2014 which will be held March 12-16, 2014 at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad, India. Organized by India's Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, INDIA AVIATION 2014 also is supported by the Airports Authority of India, Air India, Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd., and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Concurrent with the exhibition is a Conference on Civil Aviation which will focus on policy issues and a CEO forum led by the Indian Minister for Civil Aviation. India Aviation is the largest platform for doing business and networking in the civil aviation and business aviation sectors in India and South Asia. India's aviation sector has exhibited remarkable increases in the last decade -- its domestic air travel market is forecast to rank among the top five markets worldwide with the second highest growth rate between 2012 and 2016 in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airline Industry Forecast. To facilitate this expansion, the Government of India is investing in aircraft purchases, airport development, expansion and modernization projects, and ATC equipment, and creating a more open, liberal and investment friendly aviation sector. Product categories for INDIA AVIATION 2014 include: • Aircraft – commercial, regional, business and cargo aircraft, helicopters, gliders, etc.; • Aircraft Machinery & Equipment – engines, accessories & components, MRO, safety & security equipment, avionics, electro-optics, meteorological equipment, seats, etc.; • Aircraft Interiors – design, materials & systems, textiles & accessories; • Skill Development – pilot training schools & services; crew & ground crew training institutes; aviation engineering colleges; • Airlines, Airlines Services & Air Cargo; and • Airport Infrastructure -- design, engineering, construction & integration of new, upgraded & modernized airports, terminals & air fields, communication, navigation & ATC equipment, airport security & emergency systems, passenger & baggage handling systems, computers, terminals & software. U.S. Commercial Service staff will be at INDIA AVIATION 2014 to provide export counseling and other support to U.S. exhibitors.

Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Ranjana Khanna, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

Phone: 202/776-7181
Thomas P. Cassidy, Almaty
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: +7 (727) 250-7612
Jitender Jassal, New Delhi
Commerce Specialist
Phone: +91 11 2347 2187