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Top 100 Aerospace Companies – 2017

Despite relatively stagnant revenues, profits soared at the top 100 aerospace companies.

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The 2017 list of the Top 100 Aerospace Companies, compiled by Flight Global has been released.

Key Excerpts:

Last year proved highly profitable for most of the world's biggest aerospace companies. Despite near-stagnant revenues, the industry's largest 100 businesses significantly boosted returns, with profits soaring more than 17% in dollar terms over the previous financial year, and operating margins averaging 9.3%.

 

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The figures are based on FlightGlobal's analysis of the annual results of 100 aerospace businesses based on turnover – which once again we have carried out with Counterpoint Market Intelligence. Companies with revenues deriving almost entirely from aerospace are ranked alongside aerospace units of larger corporations – such as General Electric, Honeywell or United Technologies.

Since an aerospace company's website is one of its most important marketing assets, I included two indicators of a site’s authority as measured by Alexa.com:

  1. Alexa Traffic Rank – an estimate of how popular your site is relative to all other sites. The Alexa Rank answers the question: Compared to all other sites, how is my site doing? Note that since rank is a relative measure, a site’s rank is not only dependent on that site’s traffic, but also on changes to traffic on other sites.
  2. Sites Linking In – inbound links help search engines clearly define your niche and also increase the trust and quality of your site. Authoritative inbound links (from sites that are performing well) give a site credibility. A higher number of inbound links are generally obtained by producing engaging, original content.

For more on improving a site’s Alexa rank, check out “A Guide to Improving Your Alexa Rank.”

One of the best things an aerospace company can do to improve their marketing effectiveness is to start an educational 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 aerospace twitter.pngGiven 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 FlightGlobal. The information used in preparing the report was obtained from company annual reports, public filings and other publicly available information. 

Number Company       Revenues Website Grader
1 Boeing    Twitter
LinkedIn  if_square-facebook_317727.png $94, 571 million

Links: 9,385

Traffic Rank: 16,028

2 Airbus  
 
Twitter  Untitled   if_square-facebook_317727.png $70,831 million

Links: 4,414

Traffic Rank: 28,024

3

Lockheed Martin  
 

Twitter

 
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$47, 248 million

Links: 6,060

Traffic Rank: 45,302

4 United Technologies 

Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $28,988 million

Links: 2,029

Traffic Rank: 39,722

5 General Electric 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $26,261 million

Links: 9,110

Traffic Rank: 9,159

6 Northrop Grumman 


Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $24.508 million Links: 3,158

Traffic Rank: 58,314

7 Raytheon 
 
Twitter  Untitled   if_square-facebook_317727.png $24,069 million

Links: 3,381

Traffic Rank: 39,159

8

 

Safran 
 
 

Twitter 

Untitled 

if_square-facebook_317727.png  $16,788 million

Links: 853

Traffic Rank: 135,403

9 BAE Systems
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png 

$13,339 million

Links: 853

Traffic Rank: 141,325

10 Leonardo 
 
 
Twitter  Untitled   if_square-facebook_317727.png $12,768 million Links: 587

Traffic Rank: 138,009

11 Rolls-Royce 
 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $12,047 million Links: 2,395

Traffic Rank: 71,281 

12 Honeywell 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $11,696 million Links: 8,828

Traffic Rank: 16,101

13 L-3 Technologies 

 
Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png $10,511 million Links: 125

Traffic Rank: 181,374

14 Textron 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $9,916 million Links: 1,274

Traffic Rank: 92,107

15 Bombardier 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $8,765 million Links: 2,962

Traffic Rank: 42,542

16

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries  

     if_square-facebook_317727.png $8,714 million Links: 61

Traffic Rank: 166,783

17 General Dynamics 
 
Twitter  Untitled    $8,362 million Links: 582

Traffic Rank: 719,180

18 Precision Castparts 
 
   Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png  $7,000 million Links: 197

Traffic Rank: 367,110

19 Spirit Aerosystems 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $6,793 million Links: 250

Traffic Rank: 309,815

20 Embraer 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $6,218 million Links: 884

Traffic Rank: 304,490

21 Thales 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $6,183 million Links: 1,774

Traffic Rank: 71,306

22 United Aircraft 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $5,983 million Links: 582

Traffic Rank: 719,180

23 Zodiac 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $5,541 million Links: 480

Traffic Rank: 272,386

24 AVIC 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $5,301 million Links: 21

Traffic Rank: No Data

25 Arconic 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $5,300 million Links: 328

Traffic Rank: 181,013

26 Rockwell Collins 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $5,259 million Links: 1,051

Traffic Rank: 53,225

27 MTU Aero Engines     Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $5,035 million Links: 383

Traffic Rank: 411,917

28 Orbital ATK    Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $4,455 million Links: 352

Traffic Rank: 108,893

29 GKN Aerospace    Twitter  Untitled   if_square-facebook_317727.png $4,455 million Links: 762

Traffic Rank: 141,146

30 IHI      Untitled   $4,171 million Links: 897

Traffic Rank: 170,411

31 Dassault Aviation    Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $3,887 million Links: 778

Traffic Rank: 317,349

32 Israel Aerospace Industries   Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $3,577 million Links: 762

Traffic Rank: 343,912

33 Triumph Group 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $3,533 million Links: 257

Traffic Rank: 423,414

34 Harris
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $3,200 million Links: 1,627

Traffic Rank: 83,905

35 Transdigm     Untitled    $3,171 million Links: 60

Traffic Rank: 1,890,026

36 B/E Aerospace 
 
 
 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $2,933 million Links: 301

Traffic Rank: 515,147

37 Kawasaki Heavy Industries 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $2,916 million Links: 1,713

Traffic Rank: 38,795

38 Korea Aerospace Industries
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $2,560 million Links: 1,322

Traffic Rank: 65,646

39 Hindustan Aeronautics 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $2,392 million Links: 1,322

Traffic Rank: 65,646

40 Panasonic Avionics 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $2,342 million Links: 227

Traffic Rank: 114,982

41 Parker Hannifin 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $2,260 million Links: 3,474

Traffic Rank: 31,772

42 Meggitt 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $2,225 million Links: 241

Traffic Rank: 405,106

43 MDA 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $2,064 million Links: 407

Traffic Rank: 633,127

44 CAE 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,952 million Links: 668

Traffic Rank: 163,907

45 MOOG 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,897 million Links: 711

Traffic Rank: 131,195

46 Aerojet Rocketdyne 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,761 million Links: 397

Traffic Rank: 194,603

47 Eaton 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,753 million Links: 5,135

Traffic Rank: 26,014

48 Hexcel 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,744 million Links: 337

Traffic Rank: 470,825

49 ST Engineering 
  Untitled   if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,729 million Links: 489

Traffic Rank: 359,223

50 SAAB
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,658 million Links: 1,170

Traffic Rank: 239,680

51 Esterline 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,594 million Links: 372

Traffic Rank: 554,727

52 Allegheny Technologies 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,590 million Links: 153

Traffic Rank: 562,827

53 Cobham 
Twitter Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,565 million Links: 739

Traffic Rank: 191,768

54 Diehl Aerosystems 
 
Twitter  Untitled    $1, 406 million Links: 466

Traffic Rank: 241,543

55 Liebherr 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,362 million Links: 2,380

Traffic Rank: 50,633

56 Elbit Systems 
 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,242 million Links: 665

Traffic Rank: 372,276

57 Heico
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,236 million Links: 133

Traffic Rank: 1,150,598

58 Woodward 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,233 million Links: 427

Traffic Rank: 259,864

59 Subaru Corporation 
Twitter    if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,183 million Links: 282

Traffic Rank: 239,741

60 Daher 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,117 million Links: 188

Traffic Rank: 786,328

61 Cytec 
 
Twitter  Untitled    $1,073 million Links: 256

Traffic Rank: 716,761

62 LISI 
Twitter  Untitled    $1,050 million Links: 101

Traffic Rank: 869,075

63 Turkish Aerospace Industries 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1.050 million Links: 198

Traffic Rank: 340,810

64 RUAG 
 
Twitter  Untitled    $1.014 million Links: 543

Traffic Rank: 393,114

65 Amphenol 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $880 million Links: 520

Traffic Rank: 512,385

66 Teledyne Technologies 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $875 million Links: 345

Traffic Rank: 340,965

67 Constellium 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $871 million Links: 238

Traffic Rank: 721,508

68 Senior
Twitter  Untitled    $864 million Links: 49

Traffic Rank: 2,305,004

69 ITP     Untitled    $830 million Links: 158

Traffic Rank: 629,174

70 Pilatus
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $821 million Links: 533

Traffic Rank: 434,494

71 Ball Aerospace  Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $818 million Links: 659

Traffic Rank: 159,256

72 FACC 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $751 million Links: 135

Traffic Rank: 869,297

73 Crane Aerospace 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $746 million Links: 137

Traffic Rank: 564,182

74 Korean Air Aerospace Division 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $744 million Links: 3,355

Traffic Rank: 10,212

75 Magellan Aerospace     Untitled    $728 million Links: 107

Traffic Rank: 1,244,763

76 Aernnova     Untitled    $723 million Links: 129

Traffic Rank: 1,639,082

77 JAMCO     Untitled    $723 million Links: 2

Traffic Rank: 9,430,563

78 Curtiss-Wright 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $706 million Links: 273

Traffic Rank: 643,054

79 Kaman Aerospace 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $702 million Links: 299

Traffic Rank: 889,682

80 Latécoère 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $697 million Links: No Data

Traffic Rank: 3,703,692

81 Nordam Group 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $695 million Links: 67

Traffic Rank: 1,741,599

82 SKF 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $572 million Links: 3,911

Traffic Rank: 24,903

83 Hutchinson 
 
   Untitled   $532 million Links: 54

Traffic Rank: 767,527

84 Kongsberg 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $496 million Links: 770

Traffic Rank: 177,161

85 Chemring
 
Twitter  Untitled    $494 million Links: 91

Traffic Rank: 2,378,785

86 Ducommun 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $490 million Links: 111

Traffic Rank: 1,283,289

87 Recaro Aircraft Seating 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $481 million Links: 97

Traffic Rank: 1,065,162

88 ASCO Industries
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $452 million Links: 49

Traffic Rank: 2,974,786

89 Garmin
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $439 million Links: 14,866

Traffic Rank: 1,572

90 Marshall 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $428 million Links: 67

Traffic Rank: 1,309,592

91 Barnes Aerospace 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png $407 million Links: 30

Traffic Rank: 1,525,923

92 Sonaca 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $384 million Links: 83

Traffic Rank: 3,333,372

93 ITT Corporation 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $351 million Links: 653

Traffic Rank: 544,235

94 LMI Aerospace 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $346 million Links: 69

Traffic Rank: 2,579,734

95 Figeac Aéro 
 
Twitter  Untitled    $345 million Links: 46

Traffic Rank: 2,633,017

96 ShinMaywa     Untitled    $345 million Links: 409

Traffic Rank: 340,959

97 Praxair Elettronica 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $316 million Links: 1,010

Traffic Rank: 170,914

98 Héroux-Devtek 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $295 million Links: 86

Traffic Rank: 2,278,801

99 Martin-Baker 
  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $289 million Links: 169

Traffic Rank: 1,460,836

100 Indra 
Twitter  Untitled  if_square-facebook_317727.png  $254 million Links: 1,148

Traffic Rank: 174,116

 


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



Links and traffic numbers reported above are based on the Alexa Extension for Chrome in July, 2017. 

photo credit: AvgeekJoe F-35 IN BURNER FLASHING THE BELLY ON ABBY FIGHTER FRIDAY via photopin (license)
douglasburdett
douglasburdett
The Principal and Founder of Artillery, Douglas Burdett is a former artillery officer and Madison Avenue ad man. He also hosts The Marketing Book Podcast, where he interviews authors every week about the latest in modern marketing and sales.

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