Global A&D Outlook

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2019 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook

Aerospace and defense industry trends

The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is positioned for strong, global growth. What is in store for large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as well as small- to mid-sized A&D companies in 2019? What changes will sustained, robust M&A activity trigger in the industry? Read about the factors driving growth in both the commercial aerospace and defense sectors in Deloitte’s 2019 Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook, a take from Robin Lineberger, Global and US Aerospace and Defense leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

My take: Robin Lineberger

In 2018, the global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry recuperated and experienced a solid year as passenger travel demand strengthened and global military expenditure continued to rise.1 The industry is expected to continue its growth trajectory in 2019, led by growing commercial aircraft production and strong defense spending. In the commercial aerospace sector, aircraft order backlog remains at an all-time high2 as demand for next-generation, fuel-efficient aircraft continues to surge with the rise in oil prices. With the aircraft backlog at its peak, manufacturers are expected to ramp up production rates, hence, driving growth in the sector. However, manufacturers could experience supply chain interruptions as some suppliers may struggle to increase production to keep up with the growing backlog. In the defense sector, heightened global tensions and geopolitical risks, recovery in the US defense budget, and higher defense spending by other major regional powers such as China, India, and Japan are expected to drive global defense sector growth in 2019 and beyond.3

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