Top 100 Aerospace Companies – 2014

Posted by douglasburdett

Despite the ongoing clampdown on defense spending in Western countries, the overall aerospace industry has never had it so good. 

Top 100 Aerospace Companies

The latest list of the Top 100 Aerospace Companies, compiled by Flight Global and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), has been released.


UPDATE: Click here for the 2015 Top Aerospace Companies List


Top 100 Aerospace Companies

Top 100 Aerospace Companies

The ongoing clampdown on defence spending in Western countries has not led to any meltdowns. Companies focused on military aerospace have tended to fall back in sales terms, but are generally holding their ground on the profits front. And, it is still early days in their push into the cybersecurity market – and into civil aerospace.

Total 2013 sales of the ten biggest defense majors – down 7% from $183 billion:

Defence Sales Growth 2009-2013 (Click image for enlarged view)

Since an aerospace company’s website is one of its most important marketing assets, I ran each of the companies' websites through Marketing Grader. This free tool analyzes a website based on the 3 pillars of inbound marketing: 1) getting found online, 2) converting visitors to leads, and 3) measuring effectiveness.

Marketing Grader is a “tough grader.” A score in the 80′s is very good (congratulations to the highest scorers with grades ranging from 82% to 86%: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and Textron). However, you don't have to be a billion-dollar aerospace company to get a good Marketing Grader score -- this site's score is 84%. And if your site’s score is low, there are a number of things that can be done to improve it in a relatively short period of time. In fact, when you run your own site through Marketing Grader, a comprehensive report is generated outlining how to improve your site’s marketing effectiveness.

One of the best things a defense contractor can do to improve their marketing effectiveness is to start a company blog. This post explains the benefits of blogging for defense contractors:

Why Defense Contractors Can’t Afford Not to Have a Blog

Social media is a marketing tactic that is getting increased adoption and usage by aerospace companies. Social media is enabling aerospace companies to increase awareness amongst key audiences, including potential employees. More importantly, per the study referenced in “15 Reasons Why More Aerospace & Defense CEOs are “Liking” Social Media,” it is just plain good for business.

Top 100 Aerospace Co. TwitterGiven the growing importance of Twitter to aerospace companies, I have included a link to each company’s Twitter account if I was able to locate one. I have also set up a list on Twitter of the companies on this Top 100 list which can be seen by clicking here or on the adjacent graphic. And, you can see the list's real-time tweets at the bottom of this page.

Similarly, given the many benefits of having a LinkedIn company page, I have included links to each aerospace firm's LinkedIn company page for those I was able to locate.

Now, on to the list.

The Top 100 was compiled by aerospace experts at PwC. The information used in preparing the report was obtained from company annual reports, public filings and other publicly available information.

Company / Revenues / Marketing Grade

  1. Boeing $86.6 billion 86% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  2. Airbus $78.7 billion 59% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin 68%
  3. Lockheed Martin $45.4 billion 83% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  4. United Technologies $33.1 billion 58% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  5. Northrop Grumman $4.7 billion 71% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  6. Raytheon $23.7 billion 55% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  7. General Electric $21.9 billion 86% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  8. Finmeccanica $19.4 billion 31% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  9. Safran $17.5 billion 62% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  10. Rolls-Royce $14.5 billion 84% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  11. Honeywell $12.0 billion 52% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  12. BAE Systems $10.6 billion 76% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  13. L-3 $10.2 billion 48% linkedin
  14. General Dynamics $10.0 billion 48%  linkedin
  15. Bombardier $9.4 billion 61% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  16. Textron $8.96 billion 82% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  17. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries $6.86 billion 40% linkedin
  18. Precision Castparts $6.56 billion 43% linkedin
  19. Embraer $6.24 billion N/A twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  20. Dassault Aviation $6.10 billion 68% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  21. Spirit Aerosystems $5.96 billion 40% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  22. Thales $5.91 billion 68% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  23. Zodiac $5.17 billion 59% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  24. MTU Aero Engines $4.97 billion 43% linkedin
  25. Rockwell Collins $4.61 billion 50% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  26. Ishikawajima-Harima $4.16 billion 41%
  27. Alcoa $4.0 billion 54% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  28. Triumph $3.76 billion 38% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  29. Harris $3.68 billion 55% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  30. Israel Aerospace $3.64 billion 40% linkedin
  31. AVIC $3.59 billion 13%
  32. GKN $3.51 billion 53% linkedin
  33. B/E Aerospace $3.48 billion 51% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  34. Alliant Techsystems $3.23 billion 54% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  35. Kawasaki Heavy Industries $2.88 billion 51% linkedin
  36. Cobham $2.80 billion 64% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  37. Exelis $2.60 billion 63% linkedin
  38. Hindustan Aero $2.60 billion 41% linkedin
  39. Meggitt $2.56 billion 39% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  40. Elbit Systems $2.52 billion 36% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  41. Teledyne $2.34 billion 47% linkedin
  42. Parker Hannifin $2.27 billion 70% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  43. CAE $2.05 billion 54% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  44. Esterline $1.97 billion 37%
  45. Transdigm $1.92 billion 27% linkedin
  46. Irkut $1.91 billion N/A linkedin
  47. RUAG $1.89 billion 40% linkedin
  48. SAAB $1.89 billion 52% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  49. Korea Aerospace $1.85 billion 50% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  50. MDA $1.82 billion 22% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  51. Eaton $1.77 billion 65% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  52. ST Engineering $1.67 billion 40%
  53. Liebherr $1.49 billion 58% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  54. Hexcel $1.46 billion 42% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  55. MOOG $1.46 billion 47% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  56. Allegheny Technologies $1.40 billion 39% linkedin
  57. Aerojet Rocketdyne $1.38 billion 58% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  58. Orbital Sciences $1.37 billion 49% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  59. Fuji Heavy Industries $1.28 billion 33% 
  60. Daher $1.28 billion 52% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  61. Kongsberg $1.17 billion 46% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  62. Ultra Electronics $1.18 billion 45% linkedin
  63. Diehl Aerosystems $1.15 billion 71% linkedin
  64. Pilatus $1.09 billion 48% linkedin twitter-bird-white-on-blue
  65. Woodward $1.06 billion 46% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  66. Cytec $1.05 billion 65% linkedin
  67. Fokker Technologies $1.01 billion 66% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  68. Heico $1.01 billion 35% linkedin
  69. Chemring $1.01 billion 45% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  70. Ball Aerospace $897 million 59% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  71. Lisi $882 million 31% linkedin
  72. ITP $832 million N/A  linkedin
  73. Amphenol $831 million 42% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  74. Latecoere $824 million 35% linkedin
  75. Senior $788 million 30%
  76. Magellan Aerospace $640 million 31% linkedin
  77. FACC $725 million 46% linkedin
  78. Curtiss-Wright $703 million 38% linkedin
  79. Crane Aerospace $694 million 53% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  80. Aeroflex $647 million 51% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  81. Indra $637 million 19% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  82. Kaman Aerospace $581 million 63% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  83. SKF $586 million 43% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  84. Jamco $582million 22%
  85. Marshall $500 million 68% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  86. FLIR Systems $457 million 49% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  87. LMI Aerospace $413 million 35% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  88. Asco $412 million 43% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  89. ITT $350 million 53% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  90. Elettronica $341 million 14% linkedin
  91. Garmin $339 million 78% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  92. Ducommun $315 million 43% linkedin
  93. Doncasters $315 million 59% linkedin
  94. Martin-Baker $304 million 49% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  95. Denel $302 million 36% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  96. Heroux Devtek $264 million 37% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  97. Aciturri $216 million 38% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  98. Terma $202 million 52% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  99. Circor $197 million 38% twitter-bird-white-on-blue linkedin
  100. Aero Vodochody $186 million 46% linkedin  

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Below, you can scroll through the latest real-time Tweets from the Top 100 Aerospace Companies.



Note: Website grades are based on running the above URLs through Marketing Grader on October 17-19, 2014. If a different URL should be used, please notify me and I will run another report and update the score. Similarly, if an adjustment should be made to the Twitter listing or LinkedIn Company page, please post a comment below or email me.

photo credit: Official U.S. Navy Imagery via photopin cc

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