The US Is Still the World’s Top Exporter of Aircraft Launching Gear, with 1M Units in 2014 Other Special-Purpose Machinery July 12, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

Despite a 27% drop in exports compared with the previous year, the U.S. still dominates in the global trade of aircraft launching gear, deck-arrestor or similar gear and parts thereof. In 2014, the U.S. exported 1 million units of aircraft launching gear, deck-arrestor or similar gear and parts thereof totaling 254 million USD. Its primary trading partner was India, where it supplied 50% of its total aircraft launching gear, deck-arrestor or similar gear and parts thereof exports in value terms, accounting for 99% of India's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, the U.S. was a net exporter of aircraft launching gear, deck-arrestor or similar gear and parts thereof. Over the period under review, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. However, in physical terms, the difference was less pronounced due to high export prices.

Singapore and France were among the other leading global suppliers of aircraft launching gear, deck-arrestor or similar gear and parts thereof in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were Spain (+104% per year) and the Netherlands (+4% per year).

In 2014, the U.S.'s top 5 trading partners were India, France, Malaysia, Japan and Australia, with a combined share 79% of the U.S's exports. The share of France increased significantly (+12 percentage points) and the rest of the trading partners of the U.S. showed modest yet positive dynamics.

Source: World: Aircraft Launching Gear, Deck-Arrestor Or Similar Gear And Parts Thereof - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020