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NAICS Newsletter February 18, 2014

NAICS 336411

Aircraft Manufacturing

Government Contract and Procurement Analysis Report

Report Summary

This report, offered by epipeline, contains a brief analysis of the Federal government's procurement practices with regards to purchasing Aircraft Manufacturing.

You will find information on the top federal government agencies that purchase these services, as well as their procurement strategy (i.e. full and open competition, set-asides and more). Finally, there is a review of the top companies that are awarded federal government contracts for Aircraft Manufacturing.

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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Aircraft Manufacturing' industry, NAICS 336411. epipeline's Contract History Plus* provides you with a broad context and several perspectives that enable you to develop the best positioning and strategy for your company to more effectively compete for government contracts. The following graph illustrates one such perspective: the top Government departments/agencies buying these services over the last four fiscal years.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY10 through FY14 for NAICS 336411


This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following: (1) manufacturing or assembling complete aircraft; (2) developing and making aircraft prototypes; (3) aircraft conversion (i.e., major modifications to systems); and (4) complete aircraft overhaul and rebuilding (i.e., periodic restoration of aircraft to original design specifications).

The size standard associated with NAICS 336411 is 1,500 employees (effective July 22, 2013), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average payroll does 1,500 employees for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 336411 for the period of Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) through Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) was $116 billion. Current FY14 reported spending is $391 million for services under NAICS 336411. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY10 through FY14.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 336411 FY10 through FY14

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The Navy was the largest procurer for these services for the last five fiscal years (FY10 through FY14), with more than $47 billion in contract spending, comprising over 40% of the market share for NAICS 336411. The Air Force, Army, and Department of State all exceeded $1 billion, combining for 57% of market share. US Customs and Border Protection, Defense Logistics Agency, and the US Coast Guard all exceeded $500 million. The remaining agencies of the top 10 were USSOCOM with $199 million in spending, and the Drug Enforcement Agency with $81 million.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY10 through FY14 for NAICS 336411

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The two charts below identify the top 10 Companies, by market share, for the period of FY10 through FY14. The first chart represents the top 10 companies that were awarded their contracts under ANY type of competition, whether it was full and open, small business set-aside, sole-sourced, etc. This list primarily consists of large businesses. The second chart, however, lists the top 10 companies that won their contracts under RESTRICTED competition. Specifically, epipeline limited this to those contracts awarded under the acquisition strategies listed below. The contract dollars represented on this second chart may not include all contract dollars for the individual contractor.

  • 8(a) Competed
  • 8(a) Small Disadvantaged (SDB) set-aside
  • 8(a) sole-source
  • SDB set-aside
  • SDB, 8(a) with HUBZone
  • Combination HUBZone and 8(a)
  • HUBZone set-aside
  • HUBZone sole-source
  • Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set-aside
  • SDVOSB sole-source
  • Emerging Small Business set-aside
  • Very Small Business set-aside
  • Reserved for Small Businesses ($2501 to $100,000)
  • Total Small Business set-aside

The Boeing Company ($37 billion), Lockheed Martin Corporation ($28 billion), and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation ($10 billion) achieved the top three rankings, with a combined market share of 65%. All remaining firms of the top 10 exceeded $1 million, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc, Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, General Atomics, CSC Systems and Solutions LLC, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc, EADS North America Defense Company, and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company.

PLEASE NOTE: as this is a listing by Company name, rather than PARENT company, some companies may have more than one ranking, which may not be reflected in the chart below.

Top 10 NAICS 336411 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY10 through FY14 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined contract spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled over $1.3 billion for FY10 through FY14. Science and Engineering Services Inc takes the top spot, with reported spending of over $525 million for this period, 39% of market share. TKC Aerospace, M1 Support Services LP, and DCS Corporation all exceeded $80 million, totaling a combined 19% in market share. Every other firm in the top 10, Kay and Associates, Inc, Phoenix Heliparts Incorporated, VSE Corporation, Overseas Aircraft Support Inc, Macaulay-Brown Inc, National Technologies Assoc Inc, all exceeded $20 million in reported spending for NAICS 336411.

PLEASE NOTE: as this is a listing by Company name, rather than PARENT company, some companies may have more than one ranking, which may not reflected in the chart below.

Top 10 NAICS 336411 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY10 through FY14 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


98.8% of contract spending reported for the FY10 through FY14 timeframe under NAICS 336411 used full and open (unrestricted aka "N/A") competition. This equated to over $115.5 billion. Contracts that were small business set-aside reported spending of over $1.1 billion. The combined value of contracts representing all other acquisition strategies was more than $133 million, or about 0.11% of the market.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 336411 for FY10 through FY14

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


These contracts are being performed across the United States with a reported spending for the FY10 through FY14 period of $116 billion.

The highest total of reported contract spending is reported for Texas, with $29.6 billion. Califronia ($17 billion), Washington, Connecticut, and Missouri all exceeded $10 billion, combining for 42% of market share. Together, the top three states represent over 50% of market under NAICS 336411. All remaining states in the top 10 exceeded $2 billion; Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Virginia.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 336411 for FY10 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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