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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 | May 2017

Flying high: Strong demand for new, fuel-efficient aircraft has resulted in revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
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 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • A backlog of orders has protected the industry from volatility, resulting in strong growth
  • Operators have invested in composite materials in order to improve aircraft fuel efficiency
  • Regulation changes are expected to boost demand for new-generation aircraft
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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. Growth has been strong in recent years 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, revenue is projected to rise at a compound annual rate of 4.4% to £30 billion over the five years through 2017-18... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Aircraft, Engine and Parts Manufacturing industry is mature. Industry value added is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.6% over the 10 years through 2022-23. Over the same period, the UK economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2%. This shows that the industry's contribution to the economy is expected to decline marginally over this period. However, stable growth over the next five years indicates a mature industry.

The substantial volume of orders held by firms has meant that production has continued to grow recently. Despite merger and takeover activity over the past five years, the number of enterprises in the industry is estimated to have increased due to the entry of small niche players. Som.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from scheduled passenger air transport and Government spending on defence in the Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from scheduled passenger air transport
  • Government spending on defence
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • World price of steel
  • Current Performance
  • Spending cuts
  • Exports take off
  • Production and design
  • Propelling profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Foreign threats
  • Increased pressure
  • Production trends
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Scheduled Passenger Air Transport
  • Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport
  • Freight Air Transport
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Aircraft engines
  • Aircraft equipment
  • Defence aircraft
  • Civil aircraft
  • Helicopters
  • Business jets and other smaller planes
  • Space equipment
  • Other
  • Chart: Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial sector
  • Foreign governments
  • UK military
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    BAE Systems plc
    Airbus Operations Ltd
    Rolls-Royce plc
  • Table: BAE Systems plc - financial performance
  • Table: Airbus Operations Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Rolls-Royce plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    787 Dreamliner
  • A medium-size, wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
  • A350
  • A long-range, medium-size, wide-body plane being developed by Airbus.
  • A380
  • A double-decker, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus.
  • A400m
  • A European four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed by Airbus Military to replace or supplement aircraft used as tactical airlifters.
  • Nacelle
  • An outer casing or housing for an aircraft engine.
  • Wide-Body Aircraft
  • A jet airliner with a wide fuselage, able to fit two passenger aisles with seven or more seats abreast.

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    This report on Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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