Top Aerospace Companies: Top 100

Top Aerospace Companies: Top 100

Which are the top aerospace companies in the world? Find out the list of all the top 100 aerospace and defense companies below.

The aerospace and defense industry comprises the manufacturing, sale, and service of aircraft, aerospace parts, rocketssatellites as well as military and defense systems.

Boeing forecasts the aerospace and defense industry market to be worth $8.7 trillion through 2028. The United States is one of the single largest aerospace and defense markets globally.

European Union, China, and other emerging nations such as India and Brazil also now constitute a major portion of the growing demand in this market. Thus, the top aerospace companies have a global presence and supply chains all over the world.

The top 100 aerospace companies are listed as follows:

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin was founded in 1926. The company later merged with Martin Marietta to form Lockheed Martin in 1995. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, United States.

Products:

  • ATC Systems
  • Ballistic Missiles
  • Combat aircraft
  • Combat Systems
  • Precision-guided munitions
  • Missile Defense Systems
  • Littoral combat ships
  • Armored fighting vehicles
  • Military Support Aircraft
  • Robotic Systems
  • Radar Technologies
  • Electronic Warfare Systems
  • Multi-Function Sensor Systems
  • Satellites
  • Atlas V Launch Vehicles
  • Spacecraft

Raytheon

Raytheon was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Raytheon Company merged with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in April 2020 and formed Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

The company employs more than 63,000 people globally.

Major Product Segments:

  • Missile Systems
  • Space and Airborne Systems
  • Integrated Defense Systems
  • Intelligence, Information and Services

Boeing

Boeing is one of the major suppliers of commercial aircraft as well as military and defense systems.

Boeing was founded on July 15, 1916, in Seattle, Washington. The company currently has headquarter in Chicago, US.

Major Products: Aircraft (Boeing 737, 747, 767, 777, 787), F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, CH-47 Chinook.

Boeing employs around 150,000 people globally.

Boeing Subsidiaries:

  • Aviall Services
  • Boeing Aircraft Holding Company
  • Boeing Australia
  • Boeing Canada
  • Boeing Capital Corporation
  • Boeing Commercial Space Company
  • Boeing Defence UK
  • Jeppesen
  • Continental data graphics
  • Boeing Intelligence & Analytics

Airbus

Airbus is the largest aerospace and defense company in Europe. It was founded on 18 December 1970 as Airbus Industrie GIE. Airbus is headquartered in Toulouse, France.

A few of the major Airbus products include Airbus A220, A320, A330, A350, and A380 as well as helicopters such as H125, H145, H160, and H225.

Airbus was formed by a coalition of multiple European countries and has multiple owners to date.

Airbus employs more than 134,000 people globally.

Airbus Subsidiaries:

  • Airbus Corporate Jets
  • Airbus Operations S.A.S.
  • Airbus ProSky
  • Stelia Aerospace

Owners:

  • France – 11.1%
  • Germany (through GZBV) – 11.09%
  • Spain – 4.2%
  • Others – 73.6%

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Corporation was founded in 1934 whereas Grumman Corporation was founded in 1930. The two companies merged to form Northrop Grumman in 1994.

The company is headquartered in  West Falls Church, Virginia, United States.

The company employs more than 67,000 people globally.

Major Products:

  • Military aircraft
  • Military vessels
  • Missile defense systems
  • Satellites
  • Information technology
  • Advanced electronic sensors and systems

Safran

Safran was created on May 11, 2005, after the merger between Snecma and Sagem SA. Safran has headquartered in Paris France.

The company employs more than 70,000 people globally.

Products:

  • Aircraft and rocket engines,
  • defense systems,
  • avionics,
  • navigation system,
  • communications systems,
  • satellites

Safran Subsidiaries:

  • Safran Aircraft Engines
  • Turbomeca
  • Herakies
  • SMA Engines
  • Safran Landing Systems
  • Safran Nacelles
  • Safran Engineering Services
  • Zodiac Aerospace, and More

GE Aviation

GE Aviation was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Evendale, Ohio, United States. GE Aviation is a subsidiary of General Electric (GE).

It generates revenues primarily driven through sales of jet and turboprop engines, avionics, and electrical systems for commercial, military, and business aircraft.

Rolls-Royce

Products:

  • Turbojets
  • Small Turbofans
  • Military Turbofans
  • Large Turbofans
  • Turboshafts
  • Turboprops
  • Rocket engines

Leonardo (Finmeccanica)

Products:

  • Aeronautics,
  • aircraft,
  • helicopters,
  • defense systems,
  • remote-controlled weapon stations,
  • naval artillery,
  • missiles,
  • torpedoes,

Honeywell

Products:

  • Aircraft engines,
  • Avionics,
  • Black boxes

BAE Systems

BAE Systems was formed on 30 November 1999 after the merger of British Aerospace (BAe) and Marconi Electronic Systems (MES). The company has headquarters in London and Farnborough, UK.

The company employs more than 82,000 people globally.

Product Segments:

  • Civil and Military Aircraft Systems,
  • Defense Electronics,
  • Naval Vessels,
  • Munitions,
  • Land Warfare Systems

BAE Subsidiaries:

  • BAE Dynamics
  • Fairchild Systems
  • BAE Systems Avionics
  • BAE Systems Marine
  • BAE Systems Land and Armaments, and More

L3 Technologies

Products:

  • AVCATT,
  • ISR systems,
  • Avionics

Textron

Products:

  • General aviation and military aircraft
  • Beechcraft
  • Cessna
  • Hawker

Rockwell Collins

Products:

  • Broadcast transmitters
  • Shortwave transmitters
  • Receivers
  • Transceivers and systems
  • Network Transmission Systems

General Dynamics

General Dynamics was founded on February 7, 1899, and is headquartered in  West Falls Church, Virginia, United States.

The company employs more than 99,000 people globally.

Its major products include combat vehicles, weapon systems, munitions, C4ISR, and IT systems among others.

Precision Castparts

Products:

  • jet engine components
  • airfoils
  • fasteners
  • fastener systems
  • aerostructures

Rostec State Corporation

Products:

  • aviation and radio-electronic equipment
  • military spec radio-electronic
  • engines for military and civil aviation and space exploration programs
  • aircraft fuel systems,
  • flight control systems and
  • auxiliary power units

Bombardier

Products:

  • Learjet 70/75
  • Challenger 300 business jet
  • Challenger 600 business jet
  • Global Express business jet
  • Global 7500

Spirit AeroSystems

Products:

  • aircraft fuselage
  • front wing spars
  • cockpit section

United Aircraft Corporation

Products:

  • military, civilian, transport, and unmanned aircraft
  • Tupolev Tu-154
  • Ilyushin Il-86
  • Ilyushin Il-96
  • Tupolev Tu-204
  • Ilyushin Il-114
  • Sukhoi Superjet 100
  • Irkut MC-21
  • Sukhoi Superjet 130
  • Ilyushin Il-114-300
  • CRAIC CR-929
  • Ilyushin Il-96-400T
  • Tupolev Tu-204C

Thales

Products:

  • Avionics
  • Fly-By-Wire systems
  • Cockpit systems,
  • Navigation computers,
  • Satellite communication,
  • Inflight entertainment and
  • Electrical systems

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Products:

  • Aircraft
  • MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet)
  • Composite wing box
  • Aircraft Engines
  • MRO Services

Dassault Aviation

Products:

  • Civil aircraft
  • Falcon aircraft family
  • Military aircraft
  • Dassault Mirage IV
  • Dassault Mirage 2000
  • Dassault Rafale
  • Space activities

Arconic

Products:

  • fuselage panels
  • wing skins
  • aluminum plate and extrusions
  • high-strength aluminum

AVIC

Products:

  • Fighter aircraft
  • Fighter bomber aircraft
  • Trainer aircraft
  • Transport aircraft
  • Bomber aircraft
  • AEW&C aircraft
  • Helicopter
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle
  • Regional airliner
  • Electronic-warfare aircraft
  • Maritime-patrol aircraft

MTU Aero Engines

Products:

  • Civil and Military Aircraft Engines
  • GE9x
  • GE90
  • V2500
  • PW6000
  • TP400

Embraer

Products:

  • Business, commercial, and military aircraft
  • Aircraft parts.
  • Mission systems for air and ground operation
  • AMX
  • ERJ family/Legacy 600/R-99
  • E-Jet family/Lineage 1000/E-Jet E2
  • Phenom 100
  • Phenom 300
  • Legacy 450/500/Praetor 500/600

GKN Aerospace

Products:

  • Aerostructures
  • Engine Products
  • Propulsion Systems

IHI Aerospace

Products:

  • Aircraft engines
  • Ishikawajima Ne-20
  • Ishikawajima-Harima J3
  • Ishikawajima-Harima F3
  • Ishikawajima-Harima XF5
  • IHI Corporation XF9
  • IHI Corporation F7, F7-10
  • Space products
  • M-V Launch Vehicle

Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Products:

  • Aircraft,
  • Space systems,
  • Simulators,
  • Jet engines,
  • Missiles,
  • Electronic equipment

TransDigm

Products:

  • Motors, actuators, and controls
  • Aircraft hardware and cockpit security systems
  • Ignition systems and engine sensors

Israel Aerospace Industries

Products:

  • Civilian aircraft produced
  • Civilian air systems
  • Military aircraft
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Military air systems
  • Missile systems
  • Space hardware

Triumph Group

Products:

  • Aerospace Systems
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Composite Systems
  • Insulation Systems
  • Actuation Systems
  • Gear Systems

Harris

Products:

  • Communication Systems
  • Electronic Systems
  • Space and Intelligence Systems

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Products:

  • Agricultural aircraft
  • Fighter aircraft
  • Helicopters
  • Engines
  • Trainer aircraft
  • Observation and reconnaissance aircraft
  • Transport and passenger aircraft
  • Utility aircraft
  • Gliders
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Korea Aerospace Industries

Products:

  • ‎Civil aircraft;
  • Military aircraft;
  • Satellites

Meggitt

Products:

  • components and sub-systems for the aerospace, and defense markets
  • composite aircraft nose
  • avionics
  • cockpit door
  • security system

CAE

Products & Services:

  • Full flight simulators,
  • Visual Solutions,
  • Commercial Aviation Training,
  • Military Training,

Saab

Products:

  • Air Traffic Control systems
  • Fighter aircraft
  • Military aircraft
  • Military systems
  • Radars

Panasonic Avionics

Products:

  • Inflight Entertainment Systems

Parker Hannifin

Products:

  • aerospace hydraulic equipment
  • fuel system components
  • high-temperature bleed air valves

Allegheny Technologies

Products:

  • High-Performance Materials & Components
  • Advanced Alloys & Solutions

ST Engineering

Products & Services:

  • Commercial MRO
  • Military MRO
  • Freighter Conversions
  • Aircraft Interiors

Hexcel

Products:

  • Composite materials
  • Carbon Fibers: HS, IM and HM
  • Carbon, Glass, Aramid and other Fiber Woven Fabrics
  • Prepregs
  • Adhesives
  • High-performance HiTape® and HiMax™ dry carbon reinforcements and liquid resins for structures

Eaton

Products:

  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Fuel and Inerting Systems
  • Motion Control
  • Engine Solutions

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Products:

  • Rocket motor and missile propulsion
  • RS-25 (LH2/LOX)
  • RL10 (LH2/LOX)
  • RS-68 (LH2/LOX)
  • J-2X (LH2/LOX)

Moog

Products:

  • Actuators & Servoactuators
  • Airport Runway Surveillance
  • Avionics, Software, GN&C
  • Engine Controls
  • Fiber Optic Rotary Joints
  • Flight Controls

Diehl Aviation

Products:

  • cabin and utility systems
  • cabin lighting systems
  • avionics
  • cabin management systems
  • water management systems

Cobham

Products:

  • aircraft clocks
  • aircraft lights
  • antennas for civil, military aircraft
  • avionics systems
  • cockpit and cabin connectivity
  • radio and audio systems

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Products:

  • Spacecraft
  • Navigation and Guidance
  • C4ISR

Turkish Aerospace Industries

Products:

  • Aircraft,
  • Helicopters,
  • Satellites,
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles

Liebherr

Products:

  • Flight control systems,
  • landing gears,
  • Integrated air management systems,
  • Bleed air systems

Heico

Products & Services:

  • FAA-approved PMA Parts
  • Aircraft and engine component maintenance, repair, and overhaul
  • Electrical and electro-optical components

Woodward

Products:

  • control systems
  • fuel pumps,
  • engine controls,
  • actuators,
  • air valves,
  • fuel nozzles,

Esterline

Products:

  • Avionics & Controls
  • Sensors & Systems
  • Advanced Materials

Elbit Systems

Products:

  • Command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR)
  • unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
  • electro-optics,
  • electro-optic space systems,
  • electronic warfare suites,
  • signal intelligence (SIGINT) systems,
  • data links
  • communications systems and radios

Ball Aerospace

Products:

  • spacecraft,
  • components, and instruments
  • lubricants,
  • optical systems,
  • antennas

Subaru Corporation

Products:

  • SUBARU BELL 412EPX
  • Center Wing Section of Boeing777X

RUAG

Products:

  • aircraft tail sections,
  • wing and flight control components,
  • structural elements, modules, and systems
  • assemblies for satellites and launchers
  • rocket payload fairing

Amphenol Aerospace

Products:

  • special applications connectors and interconnect systems
  • EMI/EMP filter

Daher

Products:

  • Aircraft
  • TBM and Kodiak single-engine turboprop aircraft
  • Aerostructures: Wings & Empennages, Doors, Airframe, Fairings
  • AeroEngines: Nacelles & pylons, Engine parts
  • Aircraft Interiors: Floor covering, Cargo nets, Insulation Blankets, Air distribution systems

MDA Space Missions

Products:

  • Robotic arms and equipment for space applications

Pilatus

Products:

  • Aircraft
  • Pilatus SB-1
  • Pilatus PC-9
  • Pilatus PC-10
  • Pilatus B-4
  • Pilatus PC-12
  • Pilatus PC-21
  • Pilatus PC-24

LISI Aerospace

Products:

  • Aerospace fasteners and structural components
  • equipment components
  • engine components

Solvay Group

Products:

  • composite materials
  • Structural adhesives
  • Toughened epoxy resin composites

Senior Plc

Products:

  • Aerospace ducting
  • aerospace fabricated components
  • aerospace machined components
  • sensors and monitoring systems

Teledyne Technologies

Products:

  • Aerospace and defense electronics
  • onboard avionics systems
  • Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) batteries and battery systems

AIDC

Products:

  • Aircraft
  • Doors for Boeing 737
  • Cockpit for Sikorsky S-92
  • Rear Fuselage,
  • Engine Pylon
  • Vertical and Horizontal Stabilizers

FACC

Products & Services:

  • Aerostructures
  • Engines and Nacelles
  • Cabin Interiors
  • Aftermarket services

Constellium

Products & Services:

  • Alloys
  • Plates, Sheets, and Extrusions

Sonaca

Products:

  • fuselages
  • Leading edge of wings
  • Main doors of the landing-gear
  • Engine mounting pylons
  • wing flap mechanisms

Chromalloy

Products & Services:

  • manufacturing and repair services
  • castings/core
  • machining

Curtiss-Wright

Products:

  • Valves,
  • Pumps,
  • Motors,
  • Generators
  • Instrumentation,
  • Controls,
  • Actuation,
  • Sensors
  • Embedded Computing
  • Surface Treatment services

Latecoere

Products:

  • aerostructures
  • fuselage
  • passenger doors
  • avionics bays
  • mid-fuselage upper shell

JAMCO

Products:

  • aircraft interiors
  • aircraft seats

Kongsberg

Products:

  • radar system
  • Joint Strike Missile
  • Trainers and simulators

Magellan Aerospace

Products & Services:

  • aerospace systems
  • gas turbine components
  • Engine core manufacturing
  • Engine and component repair and overhaul
  • Suborbital rocket systems
  • Space and satellite subsystems and components

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Products & Services:

  • cabin systems
  • landing systems
  • sensing components and systems

Kaman Aerospace

Products:

  • aerosystems
  • fuzing & precision products
  • specialty bearings & engineered products

Astronics Corporation

Products:

  • power,
  • connectivity,
  • lighting,
  • interiors,
  • structures,
  • test solutions

Aernnova

Products:

  • aerostructures
  • wings,
  • empennages
  • fuselage sections
  • composite components

Recaro Aircraft Seating

Products:

  • Economy class seats
  • Business class seats

Kaiser Aluminum

Products:

  • Hard Alloy Extruded Shapes
  • Finished Rod & Bar
  • Hot Rolled Redraw Rod
  • Aerospace Sheet & Coil

Hutchinson

Products:

  • protecting equipment & systems
  • vibration and isolation solutions

Garmin

Products:

  • ADS-B,
  • transponders,
  • flight decks,
  • flight displays,
  • autopilots

Korean Air Aerospace Division

Products & Services:

  • aerostructure development
  • aircraft MRO
  • aircraft system integration

Ducommun

Products & Services:

  • Electronic Systems,
  • Structural Systems,
  • Engineered Products,
  • Aftermarket Services

Nordam Group

Products & Services:

  • OEM Design and Manufacturing
  • Repair and Maintenance

SKF

Products & Services:

  • supplier of aerospace solutions (bearings, seals, rods, struts)
  • aeroengine bearing inspection/repair

Figeac Aéro

Products & Services:

  • Machining,
  • Surface treatment,
  • Assembly,
  • Sheet Metal

Barnes Aerospace

Products & Services:

  • manufacturing solutions
  • component overhaul and repair services

ASCO Industries

Products & Services:

  • Leading Edge Slat mechanisms
  • Trailing Edge Flap supports
  • solutions for landing gear

ShinMaywa

Products:

  • aircraft
  • Shin Meiwa PS-1 flying boat
  • Shin Meiwa US-1A amphibian
  • ShinMaywa US-2 amphibian
  • aircraft fairings
  • wing spars

Qinetiq

Products & Services:

  • ALARM radar
  • QinetiQ 1
  • Qinetiq Mercator
  • Acoustic testing
  • Wind tunnel testing

ITT Inc.

Products & Services:

  • designing, developing and manufacturing flow controls, noise control systems, de-ice heaters
  • aftermarket services

Heroux-Devtek

Products & Services:

  • design, development, manufacture, repair and overhaul of landing gear, actuation systems and components
  • supplier of landing gear solutions

Lord Corporation

Products & Services:

  • electromechanical flight control systems
  • flight control sensors
  • cockpit controls & inceptors
  • dampers and friction units
  • MRO services

Praxair

Products & Services:

  • wear-resistant coatings
  • gas supply

Martin-Baker

Products:

  • ejection seats
  • crashworthy seats
  • mission seats
  • quick release box (QRB)