The global commercial aerospace market saw a year of turmoil in 2019 as the Boeing 737 MAX saga disrupted production. 2020 is going to be a year of reconfiguration that will not only affect Boeing, but the entire industry as well. The company is going to be pressured to make a large announcement this year in terms of a future airframe that will bridge the next-gen airframes to the futuristic. Opportunities are evident for suppliers who can keep up with any means possible by throttling production based on demand as OEMs are undertaking vertical integration, establishing joint ventures and even embedding strategic leadership within supply houses in hopes of securing the outcome.

Emerging technologies including advanced composite materials, additive manufacturing and electrification will continue to disrupt the design and construction of aircraft platforms. Airbus is proving that the void in the mid-market has already been filled by its higher-end A320 family of jets.

Digitalization in aerospace has grown to a $2 billion business impacting every facet of the industry. OEMs, suppliers and third parties are attempting to capture a part of the convoluted array of products. Joint ventures, consolidations and outright takeovers have been evident in the past few years as manufacturers embrace vertical integration in hopes of gaining back some control lost due to outsourcing.

Research Scope

This outlook consolidates 2020 projections for deliveries and tallies up the score card from 2019. Global regions are profiled by aircraft type – namely widebody, narrow body and regional jets; airlines by region; as well countries that are taking deliveries of new aircraft. Major platforms, including backlog data and lifecycle status, are also profiled.

Key Issues Addressed
  • What are the top trends that will drive the commercial aerospace market in 2020? What impact will these trends have on the market?
  • What are the key developments to watch out for in 2020? What are the companies to watch out for?
  • What was the market size in 2019? How is it expected to grow in 2020? What will be the status by 2029?
  • What is the impact of emerging technology and supply chain trends on market growth?
  • What are the opportunities available for commercial aerospace vendors (aftermarket and OEMs) in 2020?