Transportation and Machinery Office

The Office of Transportation and Machinery (OTM) is one of five offices grouping specific manufacturing sectors within the Industry and Analysis bureau of the Department of Commerce. Learn more about this office.

Recent Reports

Trends in Vehicle Exports (PDF) (August 21, 2015)

Automotive Parts Trade Data 2014 year-end (February 12, 2015)

China Aerospace 2013 (PDF) (December 20, 2013)

Brazil Aviation Fact Sheet 2013 (PDF) (December 20, 2013)

U.S. Funding Sources for Air Navigation Procurement (PDF) (December, 21, 2012)

General Aviation 2012 (PDF) (June 12, 2012)

Growth Trends of Vehicle Exports (pdf format) (April 26, 2012)

Direct Automotive Investment in the United States (pdf format) (April 26, 2012)

Machinery Overview (April 25, 2012)

Packaging Materials Industry data (April 23, 2012)

Compilation of Foreign Motor Vehicle Import Requirements, 2011 (PDF)

The Road Ahead phase II 2011 – The follow-up document to the Road Ahead (PDF)

The Road Ahead – An Assessment of the U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry 2011 (PDF)

The U.S. Automotive Parts Industry Assessment 2011 (PDF)

Automotive Market in Central and Eastern Europe (PDF)

Automotive Market in ASEAN (PDF)

Alternative Transportation Fuels (PDF)

Flight Plan 2011 – An assessment of the U.S. Aerospace Industry

News and Upcoming Events

U.S. Department of Commerce seminar series presents: Practical Tips for Suppliers of Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Parts to Increase Exports

On March 20th, 2014, the International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Ohio Aerospace Institute will host a seminar, titled “Practical Tips for Suppliers of Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Parts to Increase Exports”, in Dayton, Ohio. Confirmed speakers from the Federal Aviation Administration and ITA will discuss how best to comply with U.S. and foreign government requirements when exporting U.S. aerospace products and parts.

ITA Launches NextGen Solutions Vendors Guide to Bring State-of-the-Art Air Traffic Management to Global Clients

On September 11th, 2013, the International Trade Administration launched a new tool connecting U.S. providers of air traffic management technologies and related services to potential clients across the globe.

The NextGen Solutions Vendors Guide directs users to U.S. manufacturers of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) technologies that meet the requirements laid out by the United Nations’ International Aviation Organization (ICAO) as well as to related knowledge and service providers.

The Guide:

is a web-based resource that addresses current and expected needs regarding air traffic management, airspace capacity, flight path efficiency, enhanced communications and data exchanges, and operational improvements to the airport environment

is based primarily on the four Aviation System Block Upgrade (ASBU) performance improvement areas of airport operations, globally interoperable systems and data, optimum capacity and flexible flights, and efficient flight paths

also features the knowledge and service providers who can help implement these NextGen solutions and/or provide services and expertise that complement these upgrades.

For more information or to participate in the Guide, please visit, or contact the authors of the Guide at

Last Updated: 8/25/15 3:21 PM

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