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Issuer Ranking: Global Aerospace & Defense Companies, Strongest To Weakest Jan 08

  • ID: 2042435
  • January 2008
  • Region: Global
  • Standard & Poors
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  • AAR Corp.
  • Boeing Co.
  • Embraer S.A.
  • Hexcel Corp.
  • Orbital ATK Inc.
  • Sequa Corp.
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Commercial aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide continue to thrive on healthy industry conditions, including robust demand for new jetliners, growing air traffic, and generally more profitable airline customers. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services maintains stable outlooks on about 80% of commercial aerospace issuers. We view the near-term outlook for U.S. defense contractors as stable, given high levels of government spending. The European defense sector's credit quality remains fairly stable, supported by European governments' more moderate spending and potential export markets. The following list ranks all the rated companies in this industry from strongest to weakest based on rating and outlook. Companies with the same rating and outlook are further ranked by our opinion of credit quality based primarily on business...

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- Boeing Co.
- Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc
- General Dynamics Corp.
- Goodrich Corp.
- Kaman Corp.
- Moog Inc.
- Raytheon Co.
- Textron Inc.
- United Technologies Corp.
- Honeywell International Inc.
- Hexcel Corp.
- BAE Systems PLC
- Finmeccanica SpA
- Airbus Group SE
- AAR Corp.
- Sequa Corp.
- Thales S.A.
- Bombardier Inc.
- Orbital Sciences Corp.
- B/E Aerospace Inc.
- Orbital ATK Inc.
- Lockheed Martin Corp.
- Northrop Grumman Corp.
- Communications & Power Industries Inc.
- L-3 Communications Corp.
- Precision Castparts Corp.
- DeCrane Aerospace Inc.
- TransDigm Inc.
- Rolls-Royce PLC
- Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
- Vought Aircraft Industries Inc.
- Rockwell Collins Inc.
- DRS Technologies Inc.
- Esterline Technologies Corp.
- ARINC Inc.
- Heckler & Koch GmbH
- DynCorp International LLC
- AmeriQual Group LLC
- Spirit AeroSystems Inc.
- MTU Aero Engines Holding AG
- Embraer S.A.
- Mecachrome International Inc.
- Atlantic Marine Holding Co.
- Hawker Beechcraft Inc.
- Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc.
- StandardAero Aviation Holdings Inc.
- Hunter Defense Technologies Inc.
- Colt Defense LLC

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