Outlook 2010

Financial skies are clearing as aerospace and defense hopes [sic] for stability this year, recovery in '11. -- U.S. primes continue to adjust their businesses, anticipating civil recovery but defense downturn. -- Interactive world map provides access to data on leading contractors, major airlines, key programs. -- Future of several fighter aircraft linked to whether F-35 can meet cost, schedule and other targets. -- Three fighter programs--with F-35 in the forefront--will provide plenty of work for engine builders. -- Military transport programs, both established and developing, should see steady demand in next 10 years. -- Relatively healthy missiles market still led by U.S. and Europe, but other countries showing strength. -- Missile defense systems sales will increase substantially, largely due to global proliferation of threats. -- New UAV roles and missions emerge, with the U.S. government in the spending vanguard. -- UAVs expanding beyond their initial use as surveillance platforms into a wider variety of roles. -- Top U.S. procurement and RDT&E programs highlighted through Fiscal 2015. -- Commercial airlines, continuing to fight their way back to profitability, see some signs of rebound. -- All civil aircraft sectors bolster engine makers' prospects; innovations add competitive pressures. -- Global airfreight industry loses nearly a decade's worth of growth since mid-2008. -- Dynamic supply chain and productivity improvements expected to reshape the aviation aftermarket. -- Civil rotorcraft deliveries seen plummeting as manufacturers experience steep drop in demand. -- Military helicopter sector buoyed by high demand from U.S. forces; more upgrades in the pipeline. -- Turboshaft engine production in a slight decline, but the trend should reverse course in 2012. -- Business aviation, once booming, has taken its share of economic hits but is on slow trajectory back. -- Engine development continues even though the bizjet market os feeling the slow global economy. -- Top 10 Technologies To Watch highlight aerospace innovations likely to see real-time use. -- Turboprops will fare better due to fuel prices as tepid economy constrains GA aircraft sales. -- New EW systems seen aiding new and upgrades [sic] to existing tactical aircraft. -- Integrated modular architectures, high-speed networks becoming the norm in civil aviation. -- Geostationary satellite launch demand underpins ELV market; some groath likely in LEO missions. -- Space tourism market beckons to many design teams, but 'reusability' poses challenges. -- Space assets growing in importance to militaries, and markets are reclecting this drive. -- Demands for HDTV and other services bodes well for growth in the still-healthy satcom sector.


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  • Pagination: p. 32-127 : ill.
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  • Accession Number: 01151674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2010 7:21AM