A new analysis of the aerospace and defense (A&D) sector predicts gross exports to increase by $4.6 billion, or 3.2 percent over 2015 numbers, by the end of this year. 

The analysis by Deloitte, titled “US Aerospace and Defense Export Competitiveness Study,” concluded that sector exports topped $143 billion in 2015. Eighty-three percent of that total came from the commercial sector, showing that while defense exports remain lucrative, they pale in comparison to the money non-defense aviation exports can bring in. 

 

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