EJL Defense & Aerospace Announces US Manned Aircraft Procurement Expected to Total 3,400 Aircraft through FY2016

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Aircraft mix will favor rotary wing at 55% of total through FY2016

EJL Defense & Aerospace, a division of EJL Wireless Research LLC, announces the release of its US Manned Aircraft Market Analysis and Forecast, 1st Edition for FY2012-FY2016. “In terms of total manned aircraft procured within the current budget cycle for FY2012-FY2016, Boeing captured the largest amount with 32% market share, due primarily to the production of the F/A-18 Hornet/Super Hornet, the AH-64D Apache Longbow and the CH-47F Chinook programs while Sikorsky was second with 26% share due to the UH-60M Black Hawk and MH-60R Sea Hawk platforms,” says founder and President, Earl Lum.

The analysis presented in this report focuses on the procurement timing of manned aircraft for the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard and not actual scheduled delivery dates of the aircraft. “The US Air Force is expected to purchased only 13% of the aircraft scheduled through FY2016 but nearly 50% of the total aircraft planned beyond this timeframe. The US Navy is expected to procure the largest percentage of total aircraft with 41% through FY2016,” says Lum.

“Lockheed Martin's F-35 program is the most critical program current underway due to the impact for the Air Force, Navy and Marines. With rising production costs, the program remains the highest risk in terms of budget cuts both in the US and abroad. The F-35A/B/C accounts for 9.6% of total aircraft scheduled to be purchased through FY2016,” says Lum.

About EJL Wireless Research
EJL Wireless Research provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem and defense and aerospace industries. The firm's wireless infrastructure research division focuses on all vertical elements of the wireless ecosystem including mobile subscribers, mobile operators, mobile handsets, mobile infrastructure and mobile content. In addition, the firm provides analysis across horizontal technology suppliers including RF semiconductor materials, RF semiconductor/components, subsystems and OEMs. Similarly, the defense and aerospace division focuses it efforts on the ecosystem supporting UAV and airborne platforms and subsystems. Our goal is to provide our clients with mission critical market analysis and information.

EJL Wireless Research believes it has a corporate responsibility, both local and international, in giving back to the community. Please visit our website for more information about the charitable organizations it supports at: http://www.ejlwireless.com/corporate_responsibility.html.

EJL Wireless Research is managed by Earl Lum. Mr. Lum has 18 years of experience within the wireless industry including 8 years as an Equity Research Analyst on Wall Street cover the global wireless industry. The company is headquartered in Salem, NH. For more information about EJL Wireless Research, please visit the company’s websites at http://www.ejlwireless.com or http://www.ejldefense.com.

Media contact:
Earl Lum
EJL Wireless Research, Defense & Aerospace Division
(650) 430-2221
elum(at)ejldefense(dot)com

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