The Strength To Lift America: The State of the U.S. Aerospace & Defense Industry 2016

In January 2016, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) partnered with business information group IHS Markit to produce an economic impact study of the U.S. Aerospace and Defense industry. The study, which was published in April of 2016, provided a comprehensive picture of the A&D industry through an array of key metrics that assessed industry size and performance at the national and state level. AIA’s new State of the Industry Report features the findings of the IHS Markit study along with the findings of AIA’s independent research efforts to track the industry’s foreign trade activity and related economic indicators. Combined, this report provides a comprehensive and credible picture of the industry’s economic impact over the 2013-2015 period.