Aerospace Export Compliance Advisory Services and Licensing
The year 2023 was another busy year at TSI Global Consulting in advising our military aerospace clients. In mid-2023 Jonathan Fink conducted a two-day EAR/ITAR training onsite at an aerospace and defense manufacturer on the west coast. Since that engagement we have been retained on an ongoing basis to advise the company on licensing and use of the Strategic Trade Authorization license exception (EAR 740.20) to export a manufacturing program to their subsidiary in South Asia. We also advised a Florida exporter of aerospace parts on use of STA. In another case, TSI handled the EAR jurisdiction determination, classification and licensing of ground positioning equipment manufactured by a California company for export to the Royal Air Force (UK). In 2022, working on behalf of a manufacturer of Series 600 support equipment for military aircraft, we successfully obtained several 3rd party licenses, advised on a BIS audit, held a 2-day compliance training onsite and engaged in consulting to assist them in licensing EAR technology to their Asian subsidiary. In 2021 we worked with a Florida based exporter and obtained a third party “bulk” BIS license for $6 million dollars of “series 600” C-130 parts to Latin America. And we advised another Florida based exporter on use of EAR 740.20 STA (Strategic Trade Authorization) to export C-130 parts to an STA qualifying country. And we handled licensing for a California based distributor’s export of ECCN 9A610 military aircraft parts to the Malaysian and Indonesian Air Force. In 2020 we assisted a US manufacturer based in Connecticut to obtain an export license for original manufactured parts that were exported to Embraer (Brazil) for integration onto a military aircraft. And from 2019-2022 TSI Global Consulting served as the lead export compliance consultant on EAR and ITAR licensing to the senior management of a US based OEM that designed and produced a unique first-generation dual use (commercial/military) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system that competes with systems developed by Boeing. In recent years TSI also assisted a US aircraft engineering company to determine licensing jurisdiction, classification and successfully guided them through the process to obtain a $22 million dollar ITAR license for the export of a small fleet of fixed wing and rotary wing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platforms. And we worked on behalf of a New England based aerospace electronics manufacturer to successfully draft, file and obtain a commodity jurisdiction review from the Department of State for a dual use breathing device used for high altitude flight simulation. And that is just a very small sample of the projects TSI Global Consulting has taken on as an export compliance consultant to aerospace manufacturers and exporters.