Facts

Please browse our one-stop resource for facts on civil aviation, defense and space manufacturing. We’ve compiled fact sheets, studies and expert presentations on the aerospace and defense industry, with data including employment, wages, exports and aerospace manufacturing facilities.

  • Second to None Economic Impact Fact Sheet This fact sheet shows the devastating impact sequestration would have on the American economy.
  • Civil Aviation The sale of goods and services tied directly or indirectly to civil aviation constituted $1.3 trillion, or about 5.6 percent of the nation’s total gross domestic product in 2009. Our industry directly or indirectly sustains nearly 11 million jobs. The U.S. civil aviation manufacturing industry remains the single largest contributor to the nation’s balance of…
  • Defense Our defense and aerospace primacy allows us to defend our interests while minimizing risk to our young servicemen and women. This is fundamental to America’s security in a time of terrorists and rogue states. The aerospace and defense industry employs more than one million people across the nation, supporting over two million middle class jobs…
  • Space U.S. space efforts – civil, commercial and national security – drive our nation’s competitiveness, innovation and economic growth. Space technologies and applications are essential to our warfighters, national leadership, as well as the everyday American.
  • Industry Information Impact of $1 Trillion Defense Cut 1,090,359 Defense dependent U.S. jobs at risk. 1,047,349 Non-defense dependent U.S. jobs at risk. $109.4 billion Total loss of workers' wages and salaries. +1.5% U.S. unemployment increase. $215 billion Impact to growth of GDP in 2013. American Jobs 3.5 million Jobs supported by the aerospace and defense industry nationwide…