With the US and Europe taking steps to curb defense spending, the global aerospace and defense industry is likely to witness a decline in their revenues in the near future. However, the commercial aircraft sector is likely to witness tremendous growth as countries continue to spend on buying aircrafts.
Increased competition in the industry has caused the A&D industry to become more globalized. The growth in travel demands coupled with higher security concerns and requirements in emerging markets is ensuring the growth of the sector. Opportunities are plenty for lower cost and technologically advanced products.
It uses concepts developed in Industrial Organization (IO) economics to derive five forces that determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of a market. Porter referred to these forces as the microenvironment, to contrast it with the more general term macro-environment. They consist of those forces close to a company that affect its ability to serve its customers and make a profit. A change in any of the forces normally requires a company to re-assess the marketplace.
B. Industry Definition
C. Global Aerospace & Defense Industry
C.1 Industry Definition
C.2 Overview of the Global Aerospace and Defense Industry
C.3.1 Global Scope of the Industry
C.3.2 High Technology Requirement
C.3.3 Long Lived Business Cycles
C.3.4 Cyclical Demand
C.3.5 Long Cash Flow Cycle
C.3.6 Fluctuations in Working Capital
C.4 Market Segments
C.5 Risks in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
C.6 Global Supply Chain
C.7 Industry Forecast
D. Global Aerospace & Defense Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Framework Analysis
D.2 Bargaining Power of Buyer
D.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
D.4 Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
D.5 Threat of New Entrants
D.6 Threat of Industry Substitution
E. Glossary of Terms