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NAICS Newsletter January 6, 2015

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 FY11 through FY15 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).

Cross References:

Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing guided missiles and space vehicles are classified in U.S. Industry 336414, Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing;

Establishments primarily engaged in the repair of aircraft (except overhauling, conversion, and rebuilding) are classified in Industry 488190, Other Support Activities for Air Transportation; and

Research and development establishments primarily engaged in aircraft R&D (except prototype production) are classified in U.S. Industry 541712, Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology).

The size standard associated with NAICS 336411 is 1,500 employees (effective January 1, 2012), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average number of employees does not exceed 1,500 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 2011 (FY11) through Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) was $97.3 billion. Last year, FY14 reported spending was $8.1 billion for services under NAICS 336411. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY11 through FY15.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 336411 FY11 through FY15

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The Air Force was the largest procurer of these services for the last five fiscal years (FY11 through FY15) with $39 billion in contract spending, comprising 40.1% of the market for NAICS 336411. The Navy ($35.5 billion, 36.5% market share) and the Army ($20 billion, 20.6% market share) were the only other agencies with over two percent of the market. The State Department did spend over $1 billion ($1.1 billion) with 1.2% market share. Rounding out the top ten, the U. S. Coast Guard ($408 million), the Defense Logistics Agency ($396 million), the Defense Contract Management Agency ($280 million), U. S. Customs and Border Protection ($280 million), USSOCOM ($117 million), and the Drug Enforcement Administration ($96 million) each reported between .1% and .5% market share. Overall, the top ten agencies represented 99.8% of the market.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY11 through FY15 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 FY11 through FY15. 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 achieved the top spot on the unrestricted competition list with $33.8 billion in contract dollars and 34.8% market share for FY11 to FY15. Lockheed Martin ($22.4 billion) took the second spot with 23.1% market share. Sikorsky Aircraft ($9.3 billion) Booz Allen Hamilton ($8 billion) both garnered over 5% market share, while Bell Boeing Joint Project Office ($4.4 billion) and General Atomics ($2.3 billion) both garnered over 2% market share. All companies in the top ten, including those taking spots seven through ten—CSC Systems and Solutions ($1.5 billion), McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company ($1.5 billion), EADS North America Defense Company ($1.5 billion), and Bell Helicopter Textron ($1.4 billion)— recorded over $1 billion in contract dollars. Together, the top ten companies comprised over one-third (88.6%) of the market.

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 FY11 through FY15 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled $984 million for FY11 through FY15. Science and Engineering Services took the largest percentage of market share with 36.3%, or $358 million in reported contract dollars. M1 Support Services also earned over $100 million with 10.2% market share. Taking the third, fourth, and fifth spots, Kay and Associates ($65 million), DCS Corporation ($54 million), and Overseas Aircraft Support ($50 million) all earned over $50 million. Phoenix Heliparts ($49 million), VSE Corporation ($41 million), and MacAulay-Brown ($40 million) each garnered between 4% and 5% market share. TKC Aerospace ($27 million) and Scientific Research Corporation ($25 million) rounded out the top ten with 2.8% and 2.5% market share.

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 FY11 through FY15 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


99% of contract spending reported for the FY11 through FY5 timeframe under NAICS 336411 used full and open (unrestricted, aka "N/A") competition; this equated to $96.3 billion in contract dollars. Procurements set aside for small businesses accounted for 0.95% of the market and $924 million in spending. Requirements sole sourced to 8(a) companies took .017% of the market and $17 million in contract dollars, while competitive 8(a) requirements took .011% of the market with $11 million in contract dollars. HUBZone contracts ($2.7 million) and service-disabled veteran-owned contracts ($1.2 million) comprised the fifth and sixth largest sectors with .003% and .001% market share. $7.8 million in contract dollars (0.008% market share) did not include a designated acquisition strategy.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 336411 for FY11 through FY15

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


These contracts are being performed across the United States with a reported spending for the FY11 through FY15 period of $2.8 billion.

The state with the highest total of reported contract spending was Texas with $22 billion, or 22.8% market share. California ($16 billion) and Washington ($10.6 billion) also reported over $10 billion in contract dollars with 16.5% and 10.9% market share, while Connecticut ($9.4 billion), Missouri ($8.9 billion), and Georgia ($6.6 billion) each reported over $5 billion with 9.7%, 9.1%, and 6.8% market share. New York ($4.7 billion), Arizona ($3.7 billion), and Pennsylvania ($3.1 billion) each held over 3% market share. Virginia took the tenth spot with $1.7 billion in spending. Together, the top 10 states represented 89.5% of the market; 2.8% of requirements under NAICS 336411 did not report a specific location.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 336411 for FY11 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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