The most relevant information about the aerospace industry in some of the countries where we currently work.





  • The aerospace industry in Canada includes the development and production of aircraft, satellites, rockets and their component parts.
  • Aerospace is a major component of Canada's economy, employs tens of thousands of Canadians, and accounts for a large part of Canadian trade with foreign markets.
  • Canada ranks in the top 3 globally in the production of civil simulators, turboprop and helicopter engines, business jets, and regional aircraft.
  • Canada boasts a diverse aerospace sector and is one of just a few countries that produce airplanes.
  • Through close partnership with the United States space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Canada has also launched satellites as well as built sophisticated components used on the International Space Station.
  • Hundreds of companies in Canada are involved in the aerospace sector. The industry has a presence in every region of the country. Most manufacturing activity take place in Central Canada (Quebec and Ontario). The Western and Atlantic regions capture over 50% of MRO activities.
  • In 2018, more than 213,000 people worked in designing, building, maintaining and supporting the industry, which contributed over $25 billion to the Canadian economy.
  • Over 90% of Canadian aerospace manufacturing firms are exporters.
  • Canadian aerospace manufacturing firms export to over 190 countries across 6 continents.
  • Over 60% of Canadian aerospace product exports are supply chain related.
  • Aerospace is the number one R&D player among all Canadian manufacturing industries.
  • Aerospace manufacturing firms use advanced technology nearly 50% more than the manufacturing average.




  • The aerospace industry in Mexico has grown 14% annual from 2010 to 2016. In 2018 it grew 18%.
  • Mexican aerospace industry is the 12th largest industry worldwide.
  • In 2018, it exported over $8.5 billion USD.
  • It forecast to be placed in the ranking 10th largest industry worldwide by 2025.
  • In 2018, there were more than 400 aerospace companies established in Mexico, which generated more than 110,000 direct employments.
  • In 2019, represents 2.9% of the GDP, generating more than 1 million of direct and indirect employments.
  • In 2019, it is expected to export more than $12 billion USD
  • FAMEX is the largest annual trade show in Mexico, which in 2019 will have more than 580 aerospace industry companies from 40 countries, more than 50,000 specialized visitors and over 6000 business meetings.
  • In 2018, 49.55 million of domestic passengers and 46.88 million of international passengers traveled in Mexico in 2018.
  • The aviation and aerospace industry in Mexico are one of the three largest industries manufacturing in Mexico.
  • Investment for Mexico manufacturing base exceeded US$3 billion annually within the last few years.
  • In 2017, imports reached an amount of 5,898 million dollars, maintaining a surplus of 1,266 million dollars in its trade balance.
  • Mexico has become the location of choice for aerospace and aviation companies seeking a low-cost manufacturing footprint in North America.
  • The states most focused on the aviation and aerospace industry in Mexico are Baja California (Tijuana and Mexicali) and Queretaro.
  • The number of aerospace big firms in Mexico grew to 330 in 2017, from only 112 firms in 2009.
  • In general terms, 72.2 percent of all firms are manufacturers, 13.2 percent focus on design and engineering, 11.2 percent are in MRO services, and 3.4 percent are other support entities.
  • By 2032 it is forecast globally that the aircraft fleet, both passenger and cargo with capacity of ten tons, will be 36,556 aircrafts, which implies a significant increase considering that currently there are about 18,000 aircrafts in commercial service.




  • The US aerospace sector represents 49.8% of the world market value.
  • The U.S. aerospace industry is the largest in the world and offers a skilled and educated workforce, extensive distribution systems, diverse offerings, and strong support at the local and national level for policy and promotion.
  • In 2018, the industry contributed $151 billion in export sales to the U.S.
  • Sales represent 1.5% of the country's GDP, it is estimated that each dollar invested has an impact of between 1.5 and 3 dollars in other economic activities.
  • The production is centered in California, Washington and Texas, and there are important aeronautical clusters in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Florida and Washington.
  • Georgia is home to more than 800 aerospace companies, including some major players.
  • Arizona continues to be attractive for aerospace manufacturing, with an ideal climate for aircraft testing and space observation, good transportation infrastructure, and business-friendly tax policy
  • Seventeen of the 20 largest aerospace manufacturers in the world have major operations in Texas.
  • The United States aeronautical industry is largely supported by the Government,
  • In 2018 Congress gave final approval to a defense budget package of $717 billion USD
  • The US’s A&D industry was the global leader in exports in 2017, generating $143 billion USD
  • At the end of 2017, inward stock of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry totaled more than $21 billion USD.
  • Its positive trade balance of nearly $85 billion USD that year was the largest trade surplus of any manufacturing industry, supporting high-wage jobs for hundreds of thousands of American workers.
  • The U.S. aerospace industry directly employs about 485,000 workers in scientific and technical jobs across the nation and supports more than 700,000 jobs in related fields.
  • The FAA has Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements (BASAs) that facilitate the airworthiness approval in 47 countries outside the United States of American made aerospace products.
  • In 2017, the U.S. aerospace and defense industry generated an estimated $865 billion USD in economic output from companies that manufacture goods and provide services up and down the industry’s supply chain
  • Production in the US aerospace industry is projected to grow 3.4% in 2019 and 2020.




  • The Brazilian aerospace industry is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere with its biggest representative company being Embraer.
  • Embraer is the third largest aerospace company in the world and is the biggest of its kind in Brazil, owning almost 90% of the local market.
  • Being Embraer produces commercial, military and executive aircraft and is currently the 3rd major aerospace manufacturer in the world.
  • The State of Sao Paulo has the largest aerospace hub in Latin America which is in the region of Sao José dos Campos. With around 100 facilities for aircraft manufacturing, the state accounts for 73% of Brazil units and 95% of employed people.
  • The Brazilian aviation industry is the largest in the southern hemisphere - us$ 7.5 billion/year and had over 20.000 jobs in 2017.
  • General aviation fleet is the largest in Latin America, composed of more than 21.000 airplanes (700 commercial jets, 2.200 agricultural airplanes – “crop dusters”, 800 executive jets and 2.100 helicopters), that operate in more than 1.800 airports and more than 900 heliports in the Brazilian territory
  • Brazil exported USD$ 4 billion of aerospace products during 2018.
  • Brazil imports the biggest amount of the needed parts and pieces from other countries, being very dependent on the supply from countries like the United States, China and European nations.
  • The boom in the Brazilian Aerospace Industry in the past years has seen the country become well integrated into the global supply chain. Yet, the market still has opportunities to offer such as the aerospace maintenance and repair sub-sector which is enjoying an annual growth of 5-6% over the last few years.
  • In 2019 The United States and Brazil negotiated an agreement to safeguard US space technology that the South American nation expects to be used in commercial rockets, Brazil expects to obtain a portion of the $ 300 billion space launch business a year by attracting public US companies to launch Small satellites at a lower cost from the Alcantara base run by the Brazilian Air Force on the north coast of the South American country.