The spectacular routines flown daily by two iconic combat aircraft—the B-1 Lancer and F-22 Raptor—have certainly helped highlight the American aerospace community's participation in the Dubai Airshow. But behind the attention-grabbing displays lies a massively expanded presence by American companies, both here and at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) next week.

Across the two shows, around 11% of exhibitors will be U.S.-headquartered companies. And according to Kallman Worldwide, the export-advocacy group that organizes the U.S. pavilions at both shows, the American presence at the Dubai Airshow is more than double what it was in 2013. Among the 95 exhibitors in the 2,200-square meter pavilion are six American states—Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Hampshire, Virginia and Washington—which bring with them a total of 32 state-affiliated exhibitors.

"The UAE is a vital trade partner and export market for the United States,” says Marcus Jadotte, U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for industry and analysis. “The record participation of U.S. companies in the Dubai Airshow and ADIPEC events continues a long and fruitful partnership that began decades ago, and will extend for decades to come as U.S. businesses become part of the fabric of the UAE economy.”