Africa and the Middle East
Australia and New Zealand
Central and South America and the Caribbean
Supply chain challenges continue in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian countries are seeking alternative suppliers and Wisconsin companies may be able to fill some of the gaps.
South Korea rockets into the space industry
After successfully launching its domestically produced Nuri rocket, South Korea plans to boost investments in the space industry, and Wisconsin companies could provide components to fuel that growth.
India’s factories work toward Industry 4.0
Wisconsin companies are strong in automation and Industry 4.0 technologies, and could find market opportunities in India.
Clean aviation fuels advance in the UK
Wisconsin companies can explore a wide variety of research, development and infrastructure-related partnerships with UK companies on green energy initiatives.
Australia’s government proposes record defense budget
Wisconsin exporters with products, services and expertise in the defense sector could find market opportunities in Australia.
Destination 2050: A plan to decarbonize aviation in France
Wisconsin’s cutting-edge research and development in nanotechnology, engineering and power control systems, as well as its world-class universities and technical colleges, could help the climate change initiative reach its goals.
Scotland’s space industry takes flight
Scotland hopes to be among the world leaders in space industry research and jobs, and a new U.S. contract will boost those ambitions.
France’s aerospace industry is in demand
Aeronautic components, equipment and services are needed for France’s active aerospace sector.
Defense and cybersecurity opportunities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia
The UAE is working to transform into an exporter and will need parts, components and machinery to achieve this; Saudi Arabia is becoming a world leader in digitization and needs cybersecurity infrastructure to match.
Australia plans major investment in aerospace
Wisconsin companies can lend their expertise to this growing sector.
Rapid growth in the UK's online learning industry
Education at all levels, including adult learners, has gone online with the pandemic.
Agricultural technology opportunities in Singapore
The island nation is seeking to grow more of its own food domestically, and Wisconsin companies can aid in the transition.
French aerospace sector plots course for pandemic recovery
France’s aerospace sector appeared to be in total crisis following the shutdown of the aeronautics sector, and in particular the grounding of all aircraft, due to the pandemic. In July, Air France/KLM Managing Director Benjamin Smith announced layoffs of 7,585 employees until 2022 via voluntary departures and non-renewal of contracts. Air France has lost €2 billion in revenue (a drop of 40%) due to reduced air traffic, since their strategy had focused on the passenger market rather than maintaining supply to the French military. Air France remains one of the major buyers for the French aerospace industry, which means the pandemic has had a domino effect for Air France supplier Airbus. In May, Airbus announced it would halt production of its A380 aircraft due to fuel and maintenance costs, but would still fulfill preexisting orders of the aircraft for Arab states. Both the Dutch and the French governments have promised help to Air France. In June, French Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire announced a crisis budget of €15 billion to sustain the industry, with the condition that it make the transition to cleaner, low-pollution solutions in the aircraft industry as well as reducing the number of flights with duration of less than two hours—routes that could be served by trains instead. In an August interview with Benjamin Smith on France Info radio, Smith pledged a reduction of 20%-25% in CO2 aircraft emissions and said all the airline’s ground vehicles would be electric (as well as concentrating on passengers’ health security). Alexandre de Juniac, president of the International Air Transport Association, said the industry as a whole would continue replacing current aircraft fuel with biofuel, with the goal of cutting carbon emissions by 50% in 2050. The industry is optimistic about overcoming the current crisis, as opening borders will have an immediate positive impact on the aeronautics industry. Airbus will also concentrate on supplying the market with long-range, medium-capacity and heavy carrier aircraft such as their A320 and A350 models. The Emirates airline has switched its original order of A380 to 40 A350 instead, thus boosting production over the next 10 years. Airbus actually saw an increase of 4.3% in its share price after the announcement, and an increase in the group's net profits of 29% to €3 billion—along with an increase of its 2018 turnover by 8% to €63.7 billion. Notably, the pandemic has not affected the Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket launching program, which saw another rocket liftoff on July 31 from the Guiana Space Centre near Kourou, French Guiana. This creates opportunities for U.S. suppliers to partner or directly supply French small and midsize Tier Two and Three companies that are specialized in the areas of anti-pollution, biofuels and public aircraft sanitary equipment. In addition, there is a need for high-tech solutions—in particular, materials such as carbon fiber—and environmental solutions for reduced engine noise and fuel consumption, including electric-powered ground vehicles.
UK manufacturing sector seeks new supply sources
Brexit is shaking up the sector's existing supply relationships, creating opportunities for new entrants.
Australian government plans defense spending for next decade
A newly released plan sets priorities for developing maritime, land, air and space capabilities.
Canada's growing market for remotely propelled aircraft systems
The technology is being used for applications including package delivery, agriculture, oil and gas, and defense.
Life sciences, advanced manufacturing among key sectors identified for investment by UK government
The government has identified key industries of strategic value to the UK economy and, through sector deals, has created partnerships between government and industry to nurture them.
Opportunities in Poland's aerospace and aviation market
Entering the market at its current stage, while global supply chains are still building, is a promising opportunity.
Australia's aerospace and aviation market
Various opportunities exist in this growing industry.
Aerospace and defense opportunities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia
Wisconsin companies can contribute to the growth of these priority industries.
China hosts World Manufacturing Convention
The convention highlighted China's hubs for machinery, aviation, biomedical and advanced materials manufacturing.
Opportunities in Japan's aerospace and aviation sector
Civil aircraft, defense and space-related projects all pose opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
Brazil's drone market takes off
The market value is estimated at $1.5 billion.
Africa turns its attention to additive manufacturing
Initiatives in South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Tanzania
Vietnamese aviation market takes off
It ranks as the seventh-fastest-growing aviation market in the world, creating opportunities for Wisconsin companies to provide parts, supplies and services for infrastructure construction and upgrades, air traffic enhancements, maintenance and repair operations, and capacity building.
AIRBUS realignment of production plans makes waves in French aerospace industry
While some orders were canceled, increases in production of other models provide opportunities for Wisconsin suppliers.
Defense and security opportunities in South Africa
In addition to its domestic security needs, the country plays a role in regional security.
Peru upgrades airport to support broader economic growth
Peru is currently the fastest-growing economy in South America.
Germany: a global hub for aerospace innovation
There are opportunities for Wisconsin firms in aircraft interiors and aerospace energy efficiency.
China enacts policies to further open its economy
China's trade surplus with the U.S. is narrowing, and along with it, opportunities are rising for Wisconsin companies to export to China.
Australia commits initial funding for a national space agency
Australia is one of only two OECD nations that does not yet have a space agency.
Drones take off in the UAE
The government plans to use drones to make deliveries to residents, and has created a prize to encourage innovative uses of drones to improve daily life.
Southeast Asia's emerging aerospace sector
Low-cost carriers in particular are growing rapidly, and will have a need for aircraft, parts and MRO services.
Need grows in South Africa for aircraft maintenance, repair and operations
Wisconsin companies can supply some of the parts and services that are needed as the industry grows and aging aircraft require updates.
France's booming aerospace sector creates demand for parts
Aerospace is the most important segment of French manufacturing, and Wisconsin companies can contribute a larger share of U.S. exports to France in this category.
The UAE's aerospace industry on the rise
A strategic location and government investment are making the Middle Eastern nation into a global hub for air transport, and the country is also investing in space exploration.
India adopts new rules for foreign investment in the defense sector
India imports 90 percent of its weapons and military equipment, and recently created a new framework for foreign companies to partner with Indian firms.
Canada's aerospace sector booms
Recent aircraft orders have led to a backlog that is expected to take eight years to clear, resulting in opportunities for Wisconsin companies that supply the aerospace sector.
Luxembourg pursues space exploration for economic diversification
Aviation and aerospace products are the country's leading category of imports from the U.S., spelling opportunity for Wisconsin exporters.
New Dutch government mulls priorities
The environment, renewable energy, and national defense are expected to be among the top priorities of the new coalition government.
Keep an eye on these Brazilian sectors
As the economy emerges from a three-year recession, opportunities exist for Wisconsin companies in the energy, agriculture, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors, among others.
Australia's air force prepares for major acquisitions
Opportunities for Wisconsin companies
Opportunities in the UAE defense and health care sectors
Wisconsin exporters should take a closer look at these strong and growing sectors.
India boosts its aviation industry
The Indian government is focusing on opening new airports and making flying affordable for the average citizen.
India's aerospace industry takes off
With production costs subsidized by the government, the industry is successfully winning a large share of the satellite manufacture and launch market, representing an opportunity for Wisconsin companies in aerospace to contribute components and subsystems, designs, technology, parts and accessories.
The Foundry Industry in Mexico
Mexico is one of the world's leading markets for metal production, much of it for use in the aerospace, automotive and home appliance industries.
Costa Rica Prepares for Major Aerospace Trade Show
Aerospace & MRO Meetings Latin America, the most important business-to-business event in Costa Rica, will be held Feb. 20-23, 2017, in San Jose. The event is an opportunity for leaders in the aerospace industry, as well as companies that focus on maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), to meet with potential industry partners.
Air Traffic Rises in South Africa
International and domestic arrivals are up significantly in South Africa. This growth means ancillary products and services will be required. Wisconsin companies in the aviation sector are encouraged to explore these opportunities.
Germany's Bustling Trade Show Scene
The world’s top location for trade shows, Germany hosts about 150 international trade fairs a year, attracting up to 170,000 exhibitors and up to 10 million visitors annually. These visitors and exhibitors spend $13.4 billion annually, boosting economic output by $26.2 billion.
Singapore's Soaring Aviation Sector
The liberalization of the air services regime within Southeast Asia’s common market is leading to a proliferation of low-cost carriers, allowing many people to fly for the first time. Singapore’s Changi Airport is an increasingly important hub for air travel within Asia; its growth by the end of the next decade is projected to double to 135 million passengers per year. The aviation sector is expected to contribute $65 billion to Singapore’s GDP by 2035.
Expansion Planned at South Korea's Gimhae Airport
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of South Korea recently announced a plan to expand the Gimhae airport, located in the southern part of the country, to be more competitive as an international airport.
Québec's $15 Billion Aerospace Industry
The Canadian aerospace manufacturing industry encompasses civil and defense activities as well as space systems manufacturing. Canada’s civil aircraft production growth is forecast to outpace the global market for the period 2014 through 2021, with 22 percent growth in Canada versus 11 percent for global civil aircraft production.
Hannover Messe Forges New Ties for Wisconsin Companies
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Australia Updates Drone Regulations to Help Industry Take Off
In 2015, Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) spokesman Peter Gibson was quoted as saying that CASA was being inundated with an unprecedented number of applications to commercially operate drones: "They're being used in agriculture, mining, by police forces, fire brigades, aerial photography, survey work, mapping, all sorts of things… and the applications people are putting them to broadens all the time.” In September 2016, new, relaxed drone regulations come into force, and it is expected that this will help the industry take off.
Highlights of India's 2016-17 Budget
India’s finance minister unveiled the national budget for fiscal year 2016-17 last month, calling for total expenditures of $295 billion—$82 billion in planned expenditures and $213 billion in unplanned expenditures. Find key highlights in this post.