5 trends impacting defence and aerospace
The global defence and aerospace industries are undergoing significant change and disruption, impacting both your business and your career. This month, we’re looking at the top five trends affecting these sectors and what this means for your future.
1. Flight costs and emissions
We all know that the pressure to reduce both flight costs and emissions will dramatically affect the future of the aerospace industry, but do you realise how much? With many airlines deferring their upgrades while they wait for next-generation aircrafts, the commercial backlog is at near-breaking point - 14,700 units to be exact. What does this mean for the industry?
First, aircraft equipment manufacturers need to increase their production to fulfil the 38,000 aircraft orders expected over the next 20 years. To do this, they must invest in technology and engineers to enhance efficiency and increase productivity.
Second, aircraft engineers experienced with
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2. Autonomous flights
They’re on our pavements and roads and soon they’ll be taking to the air - autonomous systems. Single pilot and fully autonomous aircraft will dominate many aerospace and defence engineers’ to-do lists over the coming years - requiring specific skills and qualities.
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3. Increased military spending
As tensions across the world intensify, governments are investing more money into military equipment and defence technology. We expect budgets to continue rising worldwide, alongside the demand for both traditional and digital tools.
Those supplying the defence sector can expect increasing and competing demands over the next year as the military demand more
4. International competition
Speaking of international competition, one of the biggest curveballs to hit the aerospace and defence industries will be the vanishing global supply chain.
China, France, India, Japan and the Middle East are all making waves and
Those with a large international client base will need to step up their
5. Additive manufacturing
In addition, this rise in 3D printing technology will completely change the aerospace and defence supply chains, making the production of parts on-demand far more efficient and cost-effective.
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