Aircraft manufacturing innovation and R&D

R&D and manufacturing in the post-aluminum era

Companies that innovate in ways that make aircraft smarter and greener will hold the competitive advantage as demand for more efficient, lighter aircraft persists. The next decade will likely usher in a wave of innovations that could accelerate the development of new aircraft and the retro-fitting of older aircraft as airlines seek out the best and newest aircraft available. As emerging aircraft OEMs mature, there will be even more pressure to innovate and compete in fast-growing markets, particularly Asia Pacific.