A survey carried out by the Teal Group and AeroDynamic has concluded that the French aerospace industry is now among the best in the world, ranked second after the United States and ahead of China.

In 2017, the French aerospace industry recorded revenues of US$69 billion, thanks to the strong performance of its industrial export giants such as Airbus, Safran, Dassault and Thales.

France, along with the United States, are the only countries to export airliners, business jets, helicopters and fighter jets, with France now the main contributor to the European space industry.