U.S. Defense Exports: Statistical Overview and Economic Impact Analysis for 2018

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AIA Foreign Trade Infographic 2018

Foreign Trade in U.S. Aerospace & Defense: Supporting America's Manufacturing Base

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2017 Facts & Figures


Today, America’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry is a thriving sector that embodies the best of…

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Quarterly Trade Bulletin - First Quarter 2017

First quarter 2017 trade bulletin.

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Quarterly Trade Bulletin - Fourth Quarter 2016

Fourth quarter and year-end 2016 trade bulletin.

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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…

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2016 Aviation Week Workforce Report

Since 1997 Aviation Week has tracked employment opportunity and compensation in the aerospace and defense (A&D)…

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2015 Economic Impact Study of the U.S. Aerospace & Defense Industry

In January 2016, the Aerospace Industries Association commissioned  business information firm IHS, Inc. to quantify…

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The mission of the Aerospace Research Center is to engage in research, analysis and studies designed to bring perspective to the issues, problems and policies which affect the industry and, due to its broad involvement in our society, affect the nation itself. The objectives of the Center’s efforts are to improve understanding of complex subject matter, to contribute to the search for more effective government-industry relationships and to expand knowledge of aerospace capabilities that contribute to the social, technological and economic well-being of the nation.


Trevor Waddell

Director, Strategic Research