The aerospace and defense industry delivers a fifth consecutive year of record revenues and profits, and another record year of deliveries and backlog for commercial aerospace.
The aerospace and defense industry marked its best year ever in 2014, in terms of revenue and operating profit, the fifth consecutive year of record revenues and profits. The results were again driven by a continuing surge in the commercial aviation market, which more than offset continued weakness in defense performance.
The performance of the top 100 A&D companies is a barometer for the health of the industry. It reflects disciplined management over the past decade as well as strong demand for the industry’s products and services. This report provides a review and analysis of how these A&D companies performed in 2014 year, and a look at the challenges and opportunities they will face in the years to come.