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 Aerospace Innovation Forum Detailed Event Information For U.S. Pavilion at Aerospace Innovation Forum
U.S. Pavilion at Aerospace Innovation Forum -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Aviation Services, Defense Industry Eq.
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Montreal, Canada 12/02/2013 - 12/04/2013
Event Summary:
The U.S. Commercial Service invites U.S. companies to participate in the Aerospace Innovation Forum taking place in Montreal, Canada on December 2-4, 2013. The U.S. will be the Forum's country of honor. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from leading U.S., Canadian and international experts on future trends in aerospace innovation, and particularly on the latest developments in lifecycle management of new platforms. Meet engineering and supply chain representatives from international aerospace companies looking for the most innovative technologies and suppliers. The Innovation Forum will Feature: • Plenaries/Workshops on best practices in design, manufacturing operation and end-of-life management • Networking Activities • B2B Technology Meetings • Industrial Visits U.S. Commercial Service Program Benefits*: • Registration Costs and Access to all Innovation Forum Activities • Exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion (U.S. Commercial Service Booth) • Tailored Counseling on your companies' potential business opportunities in Canada's aerospace market • Pre-Event and on-site counseling and assistance with B2B meetings *For those interested in registering for participation in the U.S. Commercial Service program for a fee of $1400. For those wanting to participate in the show without the U.S. Commercial Service program, please register with AeroMontreal ( TO REGISTER for the U.S. Commercial Service Program, or for additional information, please contact: Gina Bento, Aerospace Commercial Specialist, / 514-908-3660 Rick Ortiz, Commercial Counselor, / 613-688-5222

Gina Bento, Montreal
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 514-908-3660