Aero Turbine Inc

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Industry: Aerospace and Defense

Export Market: Mexico

Activities Funded: Market counseling, global website review, research, trade show, and business meeting support

Outcomes: One sales agreement valued at $12 million, 11 new employees hired, and an Export Achievement Certificate awarded by the International Trade Administration.

Aero Turbine, Inc. (ATI) is a U.S.-owned small business located at the Stockton Metropolitan Airport, and is the trusted provider for current U.S. Air Force, Navy, NASA, and foreign military customers, as well as a provider of critical support services to U.S. Government (USG)-contracted adversary aircraft providers. ATI has more than 20 years of experience in the repair, maintenance, and overhaul of J85 engines, and is the only U.S. Air Force-certified MRO provider for the J85 engine.

In 2020 and 2021, Aero Turbine, Inc. utilized tools from the USG and the State of California to further their international expansion efforts with Mexico.  With State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) funding, ATI received market counseling, global website review, research, trade show, and business meeting support. ATI also received USG advocacy support for its negotiations with the Mexican Air Force (FAM/SEDENA) on a Phase Assistance and Support Program (PASP) to repair and overhaul 12 J85 engines of FAM’s F5 fighter jets. The value of this contract is estimated to be $12 million USD. As a result, ATI was able to hire an additional 11 employees.

On March 24, 2022 Aero Turbine, Inc. received the Export Achievement Certificate as a result of this success. The Certificate, awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, was created to recognize small and medium-sized enterprises that have successfully entered the international marketplace for the first time or that have successfully entered a new market.


Publication Date: April 4, 2022