Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Market Research Report | Mar 2014

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Airbus Group Airbus Group market share
Boeing Boeing market share
General Electric Company General Electric Company market share
United Technologies United Technologies market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Commercial Aircraft industry has experienced some turbulence over the past five years. Emerging economies' buoyant demand for air travel and fleet expansion fueled strong revenue growth in the beginning of the period. Strong demand helped build a considerable backlog of orders for major players, which helped cushion the drop in demand during the recession. Revenue declined 3.9% in 2009, but new aircraft deliveries and renewed global economic growth have since allowed revenue to recover. After several delays, the Boeing delivered the 787 aircraft in 2011; rival company Airbus Group (formerly EADS) has also experienced strong demand for its A380 and A320neo aircraft. As a result of these trends, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow at an annualized rate of 3.2%... read more

Industry Analysis

The five years through 2014 have presented both opportunities and challenges to the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing industry. Periods of high unemployment, low per capita disposable income and overall economic uncertainty negatively affected leisure travel and weakened downstream demand from commercial air carriers. While sluggish economic growth and low business sentiment lowered potential investments in new aircraft, a rising concern over fuel economy has generated a new area of focus for technological development.

In 2009, industry revenue contracted 3.9% due to the global economic downturn, particularly the US and Eurozone recessions, which constrained demand in this industry's two most mature markets... read more


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What is the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry?

The Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing industry produces complete civil aircraft, including aerospace engines, propulsion units, auxiliary equipment and parts. Prototypes of aerospace products, aircraft conversions and complete aircraft or propulsion systems overhaul and rebuilding are also included. Military aircraft manufacturing and related services are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Large passenger aircraftSingle-aisle passenger aircraftRegional and business aircraft and helicoptersFreight aircraftCommercial aircraft parts and enginesAircraft servicesAircraft modifications and overhaulAircraft engine services
Industry Activities
Manufacturing aircraftManufacturing aerospace engines, propulsion units, auxiliary equipment or partsDeveloping aircraft prototypesAircraft repair, maintenance and related servicesComplete aircraft or propulsion systems overhauling and rebuilding

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