With the increasing demands for air travel, massive backlogs for new aircraft orders, and a steady surge in the business jet sector, the skies are proving to be friendly for the aerospace industries. In light of many emerging trends, radical improvements in terms of aerospace manufacturing are gaining momentum. To meet the growing customer demands, manufacturers are focusing more on operating efficiency, advanced avionics, and impressive interior cabin designs and noise reduction capabilities. These sophisticated manufacturing processes involve more extensive usage of composites and are inadvertently changing the supply chains to keep up with the aircraft OEM demands. The differentiating factor for the new generation of aircraft can be attributed to the innovations in both materials and systems. For instance, the newly manufactured wide-bodies of the airplanes such as Airbus A350 or the Boeing 787 feature composite constructions, unlike their predecessors that use conventional aluminum wings and fuselages. The composite material prevents bending of aircraft parts due to force or collision with the ground, thereby reducing the chances of risks.
Although aerospace manufacturers always have focused on fuel efficiency, the growth of air travel has resulted in a sudden increase in carbon emissions. To reduce the carbon footprint, while also maintaining performance, manufacturers are developing robust electric propulsion systems to make flights quieter and decrease running costs. The electric propulsion systems are designed to support emerging urban air mobility (UAM) ecosystems, and they will soon pave the way for electric-powered or hybrid passenger drones. Apart from the established giants in the aerospace manufacturing sector, many other companies are also entering the arena to meet the new generation of aircraft’s demands.
In order to assist aerospace companies in the task of finding accomplished manufacturers, we have compiled this issue of Manufacturing Technology Insights. In this edition, we have listed the top 10 aerospace manufacturing companies 2020 to highlight the organizations that can escalate the chances of your growth. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these manufacturing companies are set to transform the dynamics of the aerospace landscape. This edition also blends through thought leadership from subject-matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs, with real-life stories on how the manufacturing companies have enhanced their clients’ capabilities. We hope this issue of Manufacturing Technology Insights helps you build the partnership you and your organization need to foster a workspace driven by robust and efficient technology.
We present to you Manufacturing Technology Insights’ “Top 10 Aerospace Manufacturing Companies - 2020.”