Commercial Aircraft Production to Hit Record High in 2019 with Renewed Competition between Airbus and Boeing
- 13 June 2019
Digitalisation of platforms helps OEMs find a wide range of application opportunities,finds Frost & Sullivan
LONDON, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The revival of competition between Boeing and Airbus is expected to result in record delivery of the highly popularnarrow-body platforms and a 9.4% year-on-year growth in production. Boeing and Airbus will produce more than 1,750 aircraft in 2019, up from 1,606 units in 2018, and propel the market towards$258.95 billion. Boeing will receive a boost once it finalises its deal forEmbraer''s airliner business in 2019 to counter Airbus''s acquisition ofBombardier''s C Series program; it will continue to develop itsnew mid-market aircraft (NMA) platform and position itself for growth in next-generation markets.
"Aircraft OEMs and suppliers will continue to focus on digitalisation of platforms for streamlining flight operations, planning and scheduling, sales and distribution, marketing, disruption management, and technical operations," saidTimothy Kuder, Research Analyst, Aerospace & Defense. "Top aerospace companies as well as entrants are investing in R&D centered onelectrical propulsion, generation, distribution, storage, and conversion."
Frost & Sullivan''s recent analysis, 2019 Global Commercial Aerospace Outlook, analyses the current market landscape of the commercial aerospace industry at a global level. It covers the regions ofAsia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.
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"Asia-Pacific will experience the highest growth in terms of aircraft deliveries and will sustain this position in the future. However,North America andEurope will continue to be the largest suppliers of aircraft," noted Kuder. "In terms of technologies,advanced composite materials, additive manufacturing, andelectrification will disrupt the design and construction of platforms, while digitalisation of aviation has already evolved into a$1.5 billion business."
For additional growth opportunities, aircraft suppliers and MRO facilities will look to:
* Adopt digital technologies like Blockchain, which can contribute to the mandated traceability requirements of many aerospace digital services. * Develop technologies such as fibre metal laminate (FML). * Seek opportunities to be vertically integrated with suppliers and OEMs. * Foster global partnerships covering new regions, especially in the narrow body markets. * Focus on collaboration, partnerships, and cross-industry relationships to achieve wider implementation. * Prepare for the servicing of next-generation airframes and engines. 2019 Global Commercial Aerospace Outlookis part of Frost & Sullivan''s global Aerospace research and analysis available through the Frost & Sullivan Leadership Council, which helps organisations identify a continuous flow of growth opportunities to succeed in an unpredictable future.
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