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Aviation is the broad category that covers everything from airlines to the companies that provide parts, products, systems and services for aircraft. It also includes companies that lease out aircraft to airlines and helicopter service companies that provide air ambulance services and transportation services to the oil and gas industry.

Here is a little info on some of the aviation segments within this category to help you find potential investments in areas that interest you. A list of publicly traded aviation companies can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each category through the industry links on this page.

Aircraft Leasing: These companies purchase aircraft from the original manufacturers (Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, etc.) and then lease out those aircraft to commercial airlines or other companies. There are several public companies that engage in this business including Aercap Holdings N.V. (AER) and Air Lease Corporation (AL).

Aircraft Parts, Products, Systems and Services: This is a fairly large section with dozens of companies that manufacture aircraft components, parts, systems and other items. Due to the size of this list we have created a couple of different sections based on market capitalization: large and mid-cap aerospace parts and small-cap aerospace parts.  Most of the companies in this section serve both the commercial and military markets. Examples of some of the larger companies in this category include Boeing Company (The) (BA)Harris Corporation (HRS)Honeywell International Inc. (HON)Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL)Spirit Aerosystems Holdings, Inc. (SPR) and Transdigm Group Incorporated (TDG).

AirlinesMost of the publicly traded airlines are large or mid-cap companies with several foreign airlines that are also listed on U.S. exchanges. Examples of some of the larger publicly traded airlines include Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK)American Airlines Group, Inc. (AAL)China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd. (CEA)China Southern Airlines Company Ltd. (ZNH)Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU)Southwest Airlines Company (LUV)United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) and Ryanair Holdings Plc. (RYAAY).

AirportsThe airports in this section are airports in Mexico that serve some of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. These companies include:

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. (PAC)

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A. de C.V. (ASR)

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V. (OMAB)

Also included in this section are manufacturers or airport security products and other companies that provide equipment and services to airports.

HelicoptersThe companies in this section offer a variety of transportation services including oil & gas offshore services, search and rescue and air ambulance services. Examples of companies in this section include:

Bristow Group Inc. (BRS)

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Aircraft Leasing

Aercap Holdings N.V. (AER) (Netherlands)

AeroCentury Corp. (ACY) (Leases aircraft and engines primarily to regional airlines)

Aircastle Limited (AYR) (Jet aircraft leasing company)

Air Lease Corporation (AL) (Leases aircraft to airlines)

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG) (Air cargo and leasing)

Fly Leasing Limited (FLY) (Ireland: commercial jet aircraft leasing)

Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC) (Leases commercial aircraft jet engines)

Aircraft Manufacturers

Boeing Company (The) (BA) (World’s largest aerospace company; commercial jetliners; defense, space and security systems)

Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (ERJ) (Brazil)


Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) (Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air)

Allegiant Travel Company (ALGT) (Allegiant Air and Allegiant Vacations)

American Airlines Group, Inc. (AAL) (American Airlines and US Airways)

Azul S.A. (AZUL) (IPO April 11, 2017; Brazil: airline)

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) (Partners include Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic)

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (HA) (Holding company for Hawaiian Airlines)

JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) (New York based airline)

SkyWest, Inc. (SKYW) (Holding company for passenger airline operators SkyWest and ExpressJet)

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) (Approximately 3,600 daily flights)

Spirit Airlines, Inc. (SAVE)

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) (United Air Lines)

Virgin America Inc. (VA)


Corporacion America Airports S.A. (CAAP) (IPO February 1, 2018; Luxembourg: airport operator)

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V. (OMAB) (Mexico)

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. (PAC) (Mexico)

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A. de C.V. (ASR) (Mexico)

Foreign Airlines

Avianca Holdings S.A. (AVH) (Panama)

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd. (CEA) (China)

China Southern Airlines Company Ltd. (ZNH) (China)

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. (VLRS) (Mexico)

Copa Holdings, S.A. (CPA) (Panama)

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL) (Brazil)

LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (LTM) (Chile)

Ryanair Holdings Plc. (RYAAY) (Ireland)

Helicopter Services

Bristow Group Inc. (BRS) (Offshore Oil and Gas, Search and Rescue, Flight School)

Era Group, Inc. (ERA) (Offshore Oil and Gas)

PHI, Inc. (PHII) (Offshore Oil and Gas, Air Medical)


Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services

AAR Corp. (AIR) (Command and Control (C4) systems and airlift operations)

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (AJRD) (Holding company: Military, civil and commercial aerospace systems and components; real estate, products and services for in-space propulsion)

AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV) (Military and commercial markets: unmanned aircraft systems and electric transportation products)

Air Industries Group (AIRI) (Military and commercial markets: structural parts and assemblies)

Albany International Corporation (AIN) (Diversified: fabrics and belts; aircraft composite parts)

Astro-Med, Inc. (ALOT) (Data recorders, digital color label printers, cockpit printer)

Astronics Corporation (ATRO) (Aerospace: automated test systems, electrical power, high performance lighting and avionics databus products)

Astrotech Corporation (ASTC) (Commercialization of space technology)

Ball Corporation (BLL) (Diversified: Glass canning jars, food and beverage metal containers; aerospace systems)

Barnes Group, Inc. (B) (Aerospace products for the commercial and military markets: fabricated components, precision-machined components and assemblies for a range of turbine builders, jet engine component overhaul and repair services; industrial products)

CAE Inc. (CAE) (Canada: Training equipment and services for of civil aviation, military and helicopters)

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (CW) (Products for the commercial aviation, defense, energy and industrial markets; components, services to the nuclear power and nuclear navy markets)

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (CVU) (Structural aircraft assemblies)

Ducommun Incorporated (DCO) (Military and commercial markets: components and assemblies)

Elbit Systems Ltd. (ESLT) (Israel: defense, homeland security and commercial markets: commercial aviation systems, helicopter systems, helmet mounted systems, homeland security systems, land vehicle systems, military aircraft systems, unmanned aircraft and unmanned surface vessels)

ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) (Filtration and fluid control products to the aviation and space industries)

Esterline Technologies Corporation (ESL) (Commercial and military aircraft markets: avionics & controls, sensors &systems, advanced materials)

General Dynamics Corporation (GD) (Jet aircraft, combat vehicles, communication systems, cyber security, information technology systems, mission support services, munitions, shipbuilding, submarines and weapons systems)

Gentex Corporation (GNTX) (Diversified: Dimmable aircraft windows)

Harris Corporation (HRS) (Military and commercial markets: communications and information systems; tactical radios; network solutions for air traffic control and systems)

Heico Corporation (HEI) (Commercial and military markets: aircraft parts, electrical and electro-optical systems and components)

Hexcel Corporation (HXL) (Composites company: composite materials, parts and structures used in commercial and military aircraft, helicopters, launchers and satellites)

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) (Aerospace products and services for commercial and military markets: turbochargers; performance materials; sensing and security technologies)

Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc. (ISSC) (Flight Information Computers, Flat Panel Display Systems, Engine and Fuel Instrumentation Systems and Advanced Monitoring Systems)

Kaman Corporation (KAMN) (Helicopter service, systems, components and support; engineering design analysis, aircraft bearings and components; industrial distribution)

KLX Inc. (KLXI) (Commercial and military markets: fasteners, consumables and logistics services)

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (LLL) (Aerospace products and services for commercial and military markets: communication and electronic systems)

Moog Inc. (MOG.A) (Aerospace commercial and military markets: precision motion control products and systems)

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) (Cyber security, command and control, communications, intelligence, logistics, reconnaissance, strike aircraft, surveillance, unmanned systems)

Rada Electronics Industries Limited (RADA) (Israel: military avionics systems, ground debriefing systems, mission and display computers, navigation systems, radars and weapon management systems)

Raytheon Company (RTN) (Aerospace products and services for commercial and military markets: integrated defense systems, cybersecurity, missile systems, space and airborne systems)

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL) (Aerospace commercial and military markets: cabin electronics, communication systems, displays & surveillance systems, flight-deck avionics, mission communications, navigation and simulation and training solutions)

SIFCO Industries, Inc. (SIF) (Forged components)

Spirit Aerosystems Holdings, Inc. (SPR) (Manufacture of aerostructures and components; include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components)

TAT Technologies Ltd. (TATT) (Israel: heat exchangers, cooling systems, air conditioning systems)

Teledyne Technologies Inc. (TDY) (Industrial conglomerate: electronic components and subsystems for both the commercial and military markets)

Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (TIK) (Avionic Test and Measurement Solutions)

Textron Inc. (TXT) (Industrial conglomerate: helicopters, aircraft manufacturing; transportation vehicles for golf courses, industrial and electrical tools)

Transdigm Group Incorporated (TDG) (Aerospace commercial and military markets: components, security systems and subsystems, displays, audio systems)

Triumph Group, Inc. (TGI) (Aerospace commercial and military markets: aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) (Conglomerate: aircraft engines, helicopters, HVAC, and other industrial products)

Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (WAIR) (Distributors of aerospace products; supply chain management services)

Woodward Inc. (WWD) (Multiple markets: control systems and control system components including those for aircraft engines)