BE Aerospace (NASDAQ: BEAV) is the largest manufacturer of cabin interior products for commercial aircraft and business jets as well as an aftermarket distributor of aerospace fasteners. The company sells its manufactured products directly to nearly all of the world's airlines and airframe manufacturers as well as other aviation customers.
BE manufactures seats, oxygen storage and delivery systems, other interior components and food preparation products for commercial and business jets. The company sells all of its products directly to airplane manufacturers and airlines. The company also distributes a range of aerospace grade fasteners.
In 2009, BEAV generated a net income of $155.3 million on revenues of $1.94 billion. This represents a turnaround from 2008, when the company incurred a net loss of $99.4 million on revenues of $2.11 billion.
The number of wide-body airplanes sold is excepted to grow at roughly 20% in 2011.  According to BE wide-body planes use five to eight times more of BE's products in dollar value than standard jets. If this occurs, BE will have an opportunity to significantly increase its sales.