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 U.S. Pavilion at DEFSEC Atlantic 2014 Detailed Event Information For U.S. Pavilion at DEFSEC Atlantic 2014
U.S. Pavilion at DEFSEC Atlantic 2014 -- Composite Materials, Defense Industry Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Security/Safety Eq.
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Halifax, Canada 09/03/2014 - 09/05/2014
Event Summary:
Join the U.S. Commercial Service Canada's U.S Pavilion at DEFSEC Atlantic 2014, and explore the Government of Canada (GoC's) defense opportunities. As a member of our delegation you will have the opportunity to meet procurement officials and network with defense prime contractors, supply chain managers, and other key decision makers. You will also be able to explore market access opportunities through programs offered by local government agencies and partnerships with Canadian firms operating in the marine and aerospace defense sectors. With the newly launched Defence Procurement Strategy, participation in our program will expand your knowledge of the new Industrial and Technological Benefits program and Canada's procurement process in the areas of technology transfer, integration, commonality, interoperability, and Canadian economic benefits. International Exhibitor Fee - US$2,700 International Non-Exhibiting Fee* - US$1,150 per delegate 10' x 10' booth allows up to two (2) reps* Company profile on DEFSEC's official website and printed show guide* Profile listed on and distributed to industry multipliers Use of DEFSEC's official B2B platform 24/7 Access to exhibition hall, demo sites and all seminar sessions Attendance to three (3) official networking receptions Exclusive access to the ADIANS Annual Gala Dinner Breakfast and Lunch provided on Sept. 4 &5 (*) Services not available under the non-exhibiting package. For more information contact:, T: 613 688-5411, T: 613-688-5219

Lucy Latka, Ottawa
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: (613) 688-5219
Luz Betancur, Ottawa
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 613-688-5411