Exclusive extracts from this 67-page-long report:
- Who are the key players?
The civil aviation market, specifically the 100+ seat categories, has long been a duopoly of Airbus and Boeing, especially following Boeing's purchase of US rival McDonnell Douglas in 1997. In the long run, players from the less than 100-seat segment, such as Embraer and Bombardier, may break the duopoly, as they continue to develop larger airplanes. In the meantime, Airbus and Boeing respectively encompassed 48% and 52% of total commercial jet deliveries in 2016, and 55% and 45% of total unit backlog. [...]
Groups analysed in this report include: Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, General Dynamics, Bombardier, Textron, Dassault Aviation, United Technologies, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Rolls-Royce.
- What are the players' strategies?
In the context of sustained demand growth, market leaders Boeing and Airbus have been ramping up aircraft production while looking to gain more control over key systems in airplanes to boost innovation and differentiation. During 2017-2018, Boeing acquired Aurora Flight Sciences, a company focused on advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems, as well as KLX Inc., a leading aerospace parts distributor, to accelerate on the development of new technologies. Airbus meanwhile acquired a 50.01% stake in Bombardier's C Series with the aim of expanding its portfolio of larger aircrafts. […]
- What are the players' key growth and profitability drivers?
Despite record order books, large aircraft manufacturers have seen costs spiral due to rising production levels, delays in deliveries, as well as more specific problems affecting some of their models (engine problems, defective electronics etc.). As a consequence, cost discipline and efficiency gains have become priorities for large aircraft manufacturers. [...]