Aerospace and Defense Industry: A Global Outlook
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 2, 2008
World aerospace and defense industry is, arguably, one of the most important industries, both economically and politically. Investments play a major role in the industry, as mirrored by the fact that combined investments in new product and technology development, and R&D activities are higher than that of other industries. High-risk nature of aerospace and defense industry necessitates the widespread support and participation of government in every aspect - from R&D funding to risk-sharing partnerships. Governments employ typical mechanisms to lend a competitive edge to the industry, some of which include state ownership, direct procurement, program launch aid, military and space R&D, and non-tariff barriers.
Strong R&D activities are expected to transform the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, through the introduction of new, advanced aircraft. Unmanned air cargo carriers, supersonic military and civil aircraft, hypersonic/transatmospheric vehicles, eco-friendly intercity aircraft based on fuel cells, solar powered UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), and unmanned passenger aircraft are some of the major developments that are expected to revolutionize military, commercial and cargo aerospace industry. Fuel cells are expected to power a wide range of military and civilian aircraft across the world.
Booming economies, burgeoning middle class with rising disposable incomes, and declining airfares are anticipated to aid the growth of the commercial aerospace market, with maximum opportunities expected to stem from emerging countries of Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East. Typified by high price sensitivity, these regions are driving the market for low fare/economy flights. India and China, in particular, are expected to witness a significant rise in their aircraft fleet.
On the other hand, expanding defense budgets, flaring regional tensions, rising military conflicts and the cyclical replacement of aging fleet are set to boost prospects in the military aerospace market. With several western countries engaged in military conflicts across the world, the defense aircrafts sector is expected to witness higher demand for new and advanced military aircraft. Higher sales of military and civil rotorcraft, and enhanced demand for upgrades and retrofits to in-service helicopters, particularly in developed countries, are expected to benefit helicopters sector.
Globalization, and expanding commercial activities of business organizations is expected to aid growth in the air cargo market. Growing demand for freight aircraft from industries such as hi-tech electronic equipment, pharmaceuticals, and apparel is expected to bolster the worldwide air cargo sector. The demand for widebody and high capacity freighters, as well as modified combi and passenger aircraft is expected to witness rapid growth. Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern industries are expected to benefit from the lifting of air cargo restrictions from Asia to North America.
The report titled "Aerospace and Defense Industry: A Global Outlook", published by Global Industry Analysts Inc, provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. An easy guide to What, Why, When, How, Where, and Who of an industry, the global outlook series offers a bird's eye view of the structure, and fundamentals of this complicated industry. The report also provides a window on major regional markets with the primary purpose of offering the reader a prelude to these markets, and their unique traits. Regional markets briefly summarized include the United States, Europe, Germany, Russia, and China, among few others. The report also includes an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 420 companies worldwide.
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