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Aerospace & Defense 2013: MRO Fleet & Data Series provide essential insight

NEW YORK, NY: Aviation Week released an exclusive series of 2013 market forecast summaries and analytical tools to help subscribers analyze the growth, stability and risk areas for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. This proprietary data and insight is a comprehensive release for Aviation Week, the industry’s largest multimedia information and services provider.


New fleet and MRO databases provide the analytical foundation for Aviation Week & Space Technology’s (AW&ST) “Aerospace & Defense 2013” issue as well as the new MRO forecasting tools for commercial, military, helicopter and business aviation aircraft. Global military analysis, detailed commercial MRO insights, outlooks for individual industry sectors, five-year forecast data for combat aircraft, military transports, rotorcraft and commercial aircraft deliveries, as well as detailed analyses of projected MRO demand are all part Aviation Week’s global team of journalists and analysts –subject matter experts on technology, engineering, supply chain and manufacturing —forward-looking insight that includes:

Aerospace & Defense 2013 - For the large commercial aircraft sector, orders will moderate, but production rates will increase to record levels. First flights of key new aircraft are scheduled: the Airbus A350, Bombardier CSeries and Mitsubishi MRJ. Business aviation remains flat, but the rotorcraft sector is rebounding.

Commercial MRO - Civil MRO worldwide remains robust for the next decade, enjoying annual growth of roughly 3.1%. Engine maintenance dominates the outlook, with an annual growth rate close to 4% and its share among the five MRO segments will grow from 39% in 2013 to 42% in 2022.

Military MRO - While global growth remains flat, spending is robust across all categories, with component maintenance (all types) growing fastest at a CAGR of .5%.

Helicopter MRO - 10-year forecast projected at $23 billion for civil helicopter airframe MRO.

“If there is one theme that recurs frequently through Aerospace & Defense 2013, it is China and its growing financial, industrial, political and military influence on aerospace and defense globally,” says Graham Warwick, Managing Editor, Technology, AW&ST. “By flying two new stealth fighter prototypes, operating an aircraft from a navy carrier for the first time and unveiling a range of unmanned-aircraft designs over the past two years China, at least in the eyes of the public, has narrowed the U.S.'s technological lead.”

“In the past two years or so, jet aircraft useful life for both passenger and freighter have reduced if we compare the statistics with those from five years ago,” says Yen-Pu Paul Chen, Director, Forecasts & Analytics, Aviation Week. “As a result, a significant portion of the deliveries will serve the purpose of filling the capacity gaps as opposed to providing additional capacity for growth purpose.”

“This is a historic, transformative time for Aviation Week and our industry,” says Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week. “As the U.S defense budget faces unprecedented pressure and uncertainty, the commercial aviation manufacturing and supply chain base is under incredible pressure to meet demand. We are excited to expand our capabilities to provide industry leaders the tools to make informed decisions — from strategy to business development — at a time when clarity and ROI is most needed.