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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Detailed Event Information For Discover Global Markets: AEROSPACE WEBINAR and TRADE MISSION to Brazil Detailed Event Information For Discover Global Markets: AEROSPACE WEBINAR and TRADE MISSION to Brazil
Discover Global Markets: AEROSPACE WEBINAR and TRADE MISSION to Brazil -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Aviation Services
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Middletown, CT, United States 01/28/2014 - 01/28/2014
Event Summary:
Please join the U.S. Commercial Service for a webinar on January 28th, 2014 at 12:00pmEastern, to learn about doing business with EMBRAER and hear about the upcoming Aerospace Trade Mission to São Paulo, Brazil, on May 12-16, 2014. This webinar will provide valuable insights about doing business with Embraer and will inform participants about new developments in the aviation industry in Brazil. During the webinar, Embraer will provide an orientation to its market development interests. Additionally, ABAG, Brazil's General Aviation Association, will present opportunities in the Brazil market. Respicio Santo Jr., a professor of Air Transportation at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, will discuss Brazil's recent airport privatization program, its characteristics, challenges, and opportunities in the Brazilian air transportation market.

Marina Konno, Sao Paulo
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 55/11/3250-5033
Sean P. Kelley, Ottawa
Deputy Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 613-688-5222
Melissa Grosso, Middletown
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 860-638-6955
Alexis Haakensen, Aerospace/Autos
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6235