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Top 100 Aerospace Companies (2019)

Profits continue to increase for the Top 100 Aerospace Companies in the world in 2019.

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The 2019 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. The top 100 continued to increase profits, even with overall modest revenue growth. The biggest 20 companies have also improved on their share of overall profits. Last year, the largest fifth accounted for 78% of profits, and 76.2% of sales. This time, the top 20 were responsible for 82.2% of profits.

 

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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
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$101,000million

Links: 6,124

Traffic Rank: 20,488

2 Airbus  

Twitter
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$75,100million

Links: 2,874

Traffic Rank: 25,627

3

Lockheed Martin  

Twitter

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$53,800 million

Links: 3,286

Traffic Rank: 56,937

4 United Technologies 

Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $36,030 million

Links: 1,459

Traffic Rank: 74,855

5 General Electric 
Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $30,600 million

Links: 5,373

Traffic Rank: 13,336

6 Northrop Grumman 


Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $30,100 million Links: 1,985

Traffic Rank: 63,641

7 Raytheon 
 
Twitter  Untitled   if_square-facebook_317727.png $27,100 million

Links: 1,916

Traffic Rank: 65,765

8

 

Safran 
 
 

Twitter 

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Links: 479

Traffic Rank: 56,401

9
Rolls-Royce 
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$15,000 million

Links: 1,339

Traffic Rank: 115,798

10
Leonardo  
 
Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $14,400 million Links: 451

Traffic Rank: 239,652 

 11 Honeywell  Twitter

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$12,900 million  Links: 5,140

Traffic Rank: 18,263

12

BAE Systems

Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $12,800 million Links: 1,675

Traffic Rank: 54,710

13 L-3 Technologies Twitter

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if_square-facebook_317727.png $10,200 million   Links: 119

Traffic Rank: 207,683

14 Textron 
Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $9,620 million Links: 808

Traffic Rank: 159,781

15 Rockwell Collins 
Twitter

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$8,670 million Links: 561

Traffic Rank: 122,075

16
General Dynamics
Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $8,460 million Links: 161

Traffic Rank: 246,936

17

Precision Castparts 

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$7,770 million  Links: 163

Traffic Rank: 705,499

18
Rostec State Corporation
Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $7,390 million Links: 1,033

Traffic Rank: 173,251

19 Bombardier Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png  $7,390 million  Links: 1,785

Traffic Rank: 62,361

20 Spirit Aerosystems Twitter Untitled
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$7,220 million  Links: 106

Traffic Rank: 362,450

21 United Aircraft Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $7,190 million Links: 409

Traffic Rank: 797,627

22 Thales Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $6,820 million  Links: 1,108

Traffic Rank: 49,890

23 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries   Untitled   $6,140 million  Links: 138

Traffic Rank: No Data

24 Dassault Aviation Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $5,990 million Links: 513

Traffic Rank: 240,920

25 Arconic Twitter Untitled

if_square-facebook_317727.png $5,890 million Links: 200

Traffic Rank: 412,395

26 AVIC 

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$5,420 million  Links: 199

Traffic Rank: 1,660,861

27 MTU Aero Engines  
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Traffic Rank: 782,216

28 Embraer Twitter
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$5,070 million Links: 201

Traffic Rank: 1,894,735

29 GKN Aerospace  Twitter
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$4,710 million  Links: 491

Traffic Rank: 405,812

30 IHI     Untitled   $4,460 million Links: 710

Traffic Rank: 377,332

31 Kawasaki Heavy Industries    Untitled

if_square-facebook_317727.png $4,290 million Links: 1,017

Traffic Rank: 64,729

32 Transdigm    
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$3,810 million Links: 35; Traffic Rank: 1,144,518 
33 Israel Aerospace Industries   Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $3,680 million Links: 516

Traffic Rank: 454,128

34 Triumph Group  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $3,370 million  Links: 148

Traffic Rank: 947,132

35 Harris Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $3,330 million Links: 1,070
Traffic Rank: 178,581
36 Hindustan Aeronautics Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $2,960 million Links: 146

Traffic Rank: 93,467

37 Korea Aerospace Industries Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png

$2,530 million  Links: 137

Traffic Rank: 1,205,508

38 Meggitt  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $2,470 million Links: 162

Traffic Rank: 692,302

39 CAE  Twitter Untitled

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Traffic Rank: 157,279

40 SAAB  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $2,410 million Links: 719

Traffic Rank: 287,617

41
Panasonic Avionics
Twitter    

$2,360 million

Links: 121

Traffic Rank: 380,467

42

Parker Hannifin 

Twitter Untitled
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$2,320 million Links: 2,368

Traffic Rank: 39,681

43 Allegheny Technologies  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,970 million Links: 100

Traffic Rank: 470,616

 44 ST Engineering 

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$1,960 million Links: 277

Traffic Rank: 350,294

45 Hexcel  Twitter Untitled

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$1,910 million Links: 203

Traffic Rank: 511,172

46 Eaton  Twitter
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$1,900 million Links: 3,573

Traffic Rank: 25,322

47 Aerojet Rocketdyne  Twitter Untitled

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Traffic Rank: 548,152

48 MOOG  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,780 million Links: 528

Traffic Rank: 211,945

49 Diehl Aerosystems  Twitter Untitled    $1,740 million Links: 277

Traffic Rank: 550,228

50 Cobham Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,690 million Links: 461

Traffic Rank: 240,625

51
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,690 million Links: 184

Traffic Rank: 409,035

52 Turkish Aerospace Industries  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,670 million Links: 7

Traffic Rank: 527,623

53 Liebherr 
Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,630 million Links: 1,456

Traffic Rank: 75,324

54  Heico Twitter

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$1,560 million  Links: 60

Traffic Rank: 886,738

 55 Woodward  Twitter Untitled

if_square-facebook_317727.png  $1,560 million Links: 319

Traffic Rank: 357,072

56 Esterline  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,530 million Links: 263

Traffic Rank: 653,349

57 Elbit Systems  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png
$1,470 million Links: 405

Traffic Rank: 517,873

 58 Ball Aerospace  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png

$1,200 million Links: 449

Traffic Rank: 223,096

 59 Subaru Corporation 
Twitter
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 $1,190 million Links: 248

Traffic Rank: 342,903

60 RUAG  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,160 million Links: 290

Traffic Rank: 599,189

61 Amphenol  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,150 million Links: 423

Traffic Rank: 306,504

62 Daher  Twitter
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Traffic Rank: 564,850

63 MDA Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,130 million Links: 236

Traffic Rank: 485,764

64 Pilatus 
 
Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,120 million Links: 331

Traffic Rank: 481,374

65 LISI  Twitter

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Traffic Rank: 773,562

66
Solvay Group
Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $1,030 million Links: 654

Traffic Rank: 161,452

67 Senior Twitter

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$1,010 million Links: 29

Traffic Rank: 1,750,017

68 Teledyne Technologies 
Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $994 million Links: 232

Traffic Rank: 454,943

69 AIDC

    $935 million Links: 67

Traffic Rank: 3,422,634

70 FACC  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $922 million Links: 79

Traffic Rank: 3,721,577

71 Constellium  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $911 million Links: 106

Traffic Rank: 1,121,262

72 Sonaca  Twitter Untitled   $890 million Links: 57

Traffic Rank: 5,773,310

 73 Chromalloy Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $850 million  Links: 75

Traffic Rank: 1,197,271

74 Curtiss-Wright  Twitter
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  $800 million Links: 174

Traffic Rank: 452,056

75 Latécoère Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $777 million  Links: 4

Traffic Rank: 1,125,438

76 JAMCO  

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$761 million  Links: 5

Traffic Rank: 4,999,655

77 Kongsberg Twitter
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$751 million Links: 455

Traffic Rank: 188,937

78 Magellan Aerospace    Untitled   $745 million Links: 98

Traffic Rank: 730,962

79 Crane Aerospace  Twitter


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$744 million Links: 93

Traffic Rank: 1,052,508

80 Kaman Aerospace Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $736 million Links: 122

Traffic Rank: 916,501

81
Astronics Corporation
Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $719 million Links: 53

Traffic Rank: 297,217

82 Aernnova 


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  $705 million Links: 91

Traffic Rank: 3,154,174

83 Recaro Aircraft Seating  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $700 million Links: 31

Traffic Rank: 1,761,634

84 Kaiser Aluminum   Untitled

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$665 million Links: 69

Traffic Rank: 1,713,554

85 Hutchinson Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $637 million Links: 46

Traffic Rank: 627,197

86 Garmin Twitter

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$604 million Links: 8,428

Traffic Rank: 1,865

87 Korean Air Aerospace Division

Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $582 million  Links: 52

Traffic Rank: 2,922,134

88 Ducommun    Untitled

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$579 million Links: 69

Traffic Rank: 1,209,058

89 Nordam Group Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $575 million Links: 38

Traffic Rank: 1,853,454

90 SKF  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $557 million Links: 2,752

Traffic Rank: 30,117

91  Figeac Aéro 
Twitter
Untitled   $505 million Links: 23

Traffic Rank: 3,870,646

92  Barnes Aerospace Twitter

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$501 million Links: 10

Traffic Rank: 7,316,867

93 ASCO Industries    Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $428 million  Links: 27

Traffic Rank: 4,540,673

94 ShinMaywa   Untitled   $395 million Links: 361

Traffic Rank: 458,561

95 Qinetiq Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $387 million Links: 453

Traffic Rank: 432,482

96 ITT Corporation  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $378 million Links: 402

Traffic Rank: 346,361

97 Héroux-Devtek    Untitled   $373 million Links: 45

Traffic Rank: 1,866,554

 98 Lord Corporation  Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $333 million Links: 247

Traffic Rank: 414,020

99 Praxair Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $307 million Links: 576

Traffic Rank: 281,540

100 Martin-Baker Twitter Untitled if_square-facebook_317727.png $301 million Links: 89

Traffic Rank: 1,478,503

 


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



 

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