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Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C30.300 | Dec 2016

Avoiding turbulence: Order backlogs are likely to insulate the industry from uncertainty

IBISWorld’s Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
BAE Systems plc BAE Systems plc market share
EADS UK Ltd EADS UK Ltd market share
Rolls-Royce plc Rolls-Royce plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Aircraft, Engine and Parts Manufacturing industry is the second largest in the world, after that of the United States. It is a major source of investment, research and development and is particularly renowned for the production and assembly of aircraft wings and the design and manufacture of aircraft engines. Strong recent growth has been due to high demand for new, fuel-efficient aircraft that make use of composite materials. A significant backlog of orders has sustained production in an industry that has previously been volatile. Overall, industry revenue is projected to rise at a compound annual rate of 4.6% to £28.8 billion over the five years through 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The South East

The South East accounts for the highest proportion of industry establishments, accounting for an estimated 19.8%. The industry exports a majority of its products overseas, with many heading for Europe. The South East has excellent trade links with Europe, and Southampton is the second largest container port in the United Kingdom. Therefore, locating in the region can be beneficial for aircraft parts manufacturers that rely heavily on overseas markets.

The South West

The South West is also home to a large number of industry operators, which account for an estimated 15.4% of total industry establishments. A number of these establishments are situated in Filton on the outskirts of Bristol. Fil.. purchase to read more


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What is the Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing Industry?

Businesses in this industry manufacture complete aircraft and spacecraft, engines, propulsion units and other related equipment and parts, including military and civil aircraft and guided missiles.

Industry Products
Aircraft equipmentAircraft enginesSpace equipmentDefence aircraftCivil aircraftHelicoptersBusiness jets and other smaller planes
Industry Activities
Manufacturing aircraft for the transport of goods and passengersManufacturing helicopters, gliders and hang-glidersManufacturing dirigibles and hot air balloonsManufacturing aircraft enginesManufacturing aircraft parts and accessoriesManufacturing ground flying trainersManufacturing spacecraft, launch vehicles and satellitesManufacturing guided missiles

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