UK aircraft, engine and parts production ranks second worldwide
London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
The UK Aircraft, Engine and Parts Manufacturing industry is the second largest in the world, after the United States' industry. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Teruni Nugawila “it is a major source of investment, research and development, and has particularly strong positions in the production and assembly of aircraft wings and the design and manufacture of aircraft engines”.
Industry revenue is estimated to have grown at an annualised 6.0% over the five years through 2012-13, to reach £24.5 billion. Nugawila adds, “industry revenue grew throughout the recession, reflecting the development of parts made from composite materials, a significant backlog of orders and substantial growth in defence spending worldwide”. Orders for aircraft and aircraft equipment are typically placed many years in advance. Major airlines renew their fleets according to fairly fixed timelines, defence spending on aerospace is typically determined years in advance and smaller customers usually order aircraft during prosperous times. As a result, even during a recession, production continues as planned. The industry is expected to make a profit of about £2.45 billion in 2012-13, well up from the cyclical low of £1.72 billion reached in 2010-11. Industry revenue is expected to continue to grow over the next five years to 2017-18. Demand will flow from the mass production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and its parts, the introduction of the A350 programme and the rising popularity of composite materials. However, competition from developing countries will strengthen.
The Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing industry has a medium level of market share concentration, with the top four players holding about 49% of the market. The industry is characterised by a handful of extremely large players, surrounded by a competitive fringe comprising many firms of small to medium size. The United Kingdom is a major global producer of aircraft wings and engines, and a substantial producer of defence-related aerospace equipment and products. The largest players in the industry benefit from economies of scale in production, while smaller firms tend to provide highly specialised equipment. Major companies include EADS UK (Airbus), BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Bombadier Aerospace.
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Businesses in this industry manufacture complete aircraft and spacecraft, engines, propulsion units and other related equipment and parts, including military and civil aircraft and guided missiles.
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