The point of view of Kathryn McFarland, director Xerfi Global
Written by The Editor on Sunday, October 29, 2017
Xerfi Global has just published a study on aeronautics around the world. A market in sustained growth, with 1,660 aircraft delivered in 2016. But a very competitive market focused around the Airbus-Boeing duopoly (86% of commercial aircraft delivered in 2016), leaving little room for their main competitors Bombardier and Embraer . In order to improve their operating margins, which remain well below those of the engine manufacturers, the air manufacturers are now concentrating on expanding their production capacities, their after-sales service networks, and do not hesitate outsource some aspects of R & D to specialized firms, collaborate with key suppliers, or develop modular platforms between multiple models. The point with Kathryn McFarland, director Xerfi Global.