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 2014 Marrakech Air Show (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For 2014 Marrakech Air Show (TFC Event)
2014 Marrakech Air Show (TFC Event) -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Computers/Peripherals, Computer Software, Defense Industry Eq., Electronic Components, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: Marrakech, Morocco 04/23/2014 - 04/26/2014
Event Summary:
The Marrakech Airshow 2014, scheduled for April 23-26, 2014 at the Marrakech Menara Airport in Marrakech, Morocco, promises to be an excellent show for the U.S. civil, aerospace and land defense industries. Under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Marrakexh Air Show has expanded to include aerospace, defense & security procurement for Morocco, Africa and the Mediterranean countries. Now in its fourth (4th) edition since 2006, Marrakech Airshow 2014 will attract exhibitors, international delegations, ministries of defense, and civil aviation department delegations as well as representatives of local regional and national governments. In 2012, 300 exhibitors from 18 countries showcased their aerospace and defense products and services to 35 military delegations, 18 civil aviation delegations, 30 ministers, 19 heads of General Staff, 11 ambassadors, and 20,000 trade visitors from 52 countries. Civil, aerospace and land defense industry products expected at Marrakech Airshow 2014 will include: military aircraft; commercial aircraft; unmanned aerial vehicles and drones; civil satellites; missiles; ATC radars; electronic warfare systems; data processing equipment; logistic services; radars and sensors; launch vehicles; unpowered guided weapons; communication and navigation systems; integrated avionics systems; civil defense; law enforcement equipment; medical equipment; humanitarian relief equipment; health care services; crisis response and disaster recovery; maritime & coastal security; fire safety; security/safety equipment; small caliber/non-lethal weapons; simulation & training; and professional services.

Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Thanae Bennani, Casablanca
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: (212-522) 26-45-50, Ext:4125 / (212 661) 49 96 54
Douglas Wallace, Riyadh
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: +966-11-488-3800 ext. 4159
Russell Hood, Oak Overseas, Ltd.

Phone: 704/837-1980, x302