- Aerospace and Defense Research - Aerospace and Defense Research Frost & Sullivan Global Commercial UAS Market, Forecast to 2022 Commercial applications for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are numerous and use is expanding relatively quickly. As the market matures, incumbent and new to market original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) continue to develop more capable platforms, platforms for specific use cases, and platforms for niche markets. This research separates the global commercial UAS market into manageable application and platform segments then provides a market forecast for UAS platforms by region. The commercial UAS ecosystem continues to grow, but technology adoption and proof of substantial return on investment (ROI) from integrating drones is occurring at a slower rate than proponents had hoped for and market hype had supported. In time, drones will become ubiquitous but the rate of adoption will continue to be restricted by poor engagement by legislative entities and the limited ability and/or framework to enforce rules surrounding drone use for commercial purposes. The goal of this report is to provide accurate estimates of commercial UAS platform demand based on as much empirical data as could be gathered while considering tangible drivers and restraints that will form future trends.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The total commercial UAS market size is based on calculations derived from derived from cataloguing over 2,500 companies approved to operate over 7,000 commercial drones in the US, UK, France, Ireland, and Australia.  These initial distributions and estimates were adjusted using several inputs including survey results, information from primary interviews of industry participants, and current and forecast sales trends. Estimates and competitive landscape information includes:

  • Factors driving demand for commercial drone products and services
  • Factors restraining demand for commercial UAS products and services
  • Commercial drone market trends
  • Leading commercial UAS manufacturers and the demand distribution for commercial drone platform segments in each global region
  • Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) evaluations of the leading companies in the market
  • Perspectives on various market issues that provide insights for executive level decision-making

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market for commercial UAS growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate will it grow?
  • What segments, programs, and services make up the commercial drone market?
  • What are the most significant drivers, restraints, and trends?
  • What companies are leading the commercial UAS market and in which segments?
  • What technologies will be emphasized as the market continues to mature?

Key Conclusion

This study also contains an evaluation of significant growth opportunities within commercial drone market based on trends and supported by a collection of market insights. Strategic imperatives, for executives to consider when deciding whether to act on the listed growth opportunities, are highlighted as well. Finally, a list of small, innovative companies is provided for those growth clients that are interested in mergers and acquisitions to strengthen their position in the current commercial drone ecosystem.

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Global Commercial Cabin Interiors Market, Forecast to 2025 The aircraft cabin interiors market is increasingly adopting new cabin designs with emphasis on improving the passenger experience and functionality. The $11.55 billion market in 2017 is expected to grow to $12.47 billion in 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.95%, although the revenue trajectory varies by every product segment. The study presents industry challenges, growth drivers and restraints, as well as major cabin interior contracts. The research discusses the impact of emerging cabin interior markets such as China and Russia and provides a list of home-grown suppliers from these countries. It also provides the market share of companies such as Rockwell Collins (B/E Aerospace), Safran (Zodiac Aerospace), Jamco Corporation, Diehl Aero Systems, Recaro Aircraft Seating, Geven, Thompson Aero Seating, Acro Aircraft Seating, ZIM Flugsitz, Avio Interiors, STELIA, and AIM Altitude.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The research focuses on the commercial cabin interiors market for cabin components, galley, lavatory, and seating. It covers the global market and provides an eight year forecast between 2017 and 2025. The forecast is based on new aircraft production of narrowbody, widebody, regional, and business jets.

Research Highlights

The study also highlights:

  • Market trends
  • Growth opportunities for cabin interior suppliers
  • Analyses by segment, revenue stream, aircraft platform
  • Supply chain – market distribution channels, supply chain trends
  • Global commercial cabin interiors competitive landscape
  • Current innovations and future interiors concepts
  • Aircraft platforms entering service between 2017 and 2025
  • Insights on additive manufacturing in cabin interiors and cabin interior materials

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key demand characteristics, across line and retrofit market segments? Are there different demand patterns across commercial and business aviation aircraft?
  • What major trends will reshape the cabin interiors supply chain? How will the market structure change by 2025?
  • What are the strategies of aircraft integrators and maintenance, repair, operations (MRO) service providers in the manufacturing and maintenance of cabin interiors?
  • Which traditional cabin interior segments are the most active innovators? What are the growth opportunities for new market entrants?
  • Following the current consolidation wave, how will the competitive structure change and what will be the dominance levels of suppliers like Safran (Zodiac) and Rockwell Collins (BE Aerospace)?
  • What are the future opportunities and threats in key emerging markets, such as Russia and China, which have dual roles as global demand centres and future suppliers of cabin interiors?
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The Global Impact of Digital Transformation in Commercial Aviation, 2017 Intense competition in the commercial aviation sector has led industry stakeholders to create new business models to compete heavily on price by limiting margins and improving cost efficiencies. Connected aviation is the central theme around which digital transformation initiatives are evolving to achieve the competitive advantages and differentiate in new ways. Digital transformation initiatives will continue to grow through applications such as digital flight path optimization, predictive maintenance and optimization of aircraft systems, among others. Airlines are inclined toward a passenger-centric approach to cater to the needs of the connected traveler. Commercial aviation is going through a significant phase of transformation resulting in OEMs developing digital platforms, emerging ecosystems, and new applications. Aviation stakeholders are poised to digitally transform their businesses, and accrue benefits resulting in enhanced business performance and efficient operations through agility, greater integration of systems, and transparency at every stage. Connectivity is becoming more prevalent in the commercial aviation ecosystem, enabling the rapid increase in experimenting potential applications of artificial intelligence, big data analytics, cloud, IoT, cybersecurity, mobility and blockchain components, which are the key aspects of digital transformation across the aviation ecosystem. As big data and connectivity reach critical thresholds, the key focus of aviation stakeholders are to leverage on the technology to achieve maximum benefits and add value. Nearly all the segments of commercial aviation are being digitally transformed, the impact of which is evident across the supply chain with improved products and services, enhanced passenger experience both in-flight and in airport, and most importantly, greater operational efficiencies across the board through reduced maintenance, operations, and services costs.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This research study covers the following:

  • Product scope: Industry megatrends and aerospace megatrends;
  • Geographic scope: Global;
  • End-user scope: All industries related to the commercial aviation industry.

Research Benefits

This study will benefit those who are interested in learning about the impact of digital transformation in commercial aviation, the technological evolution that is happening, and the implications of those. This study discusses the key aspects of digital transformation and identifies areas of opportunities in the commercial aviation industry and also areas where digital transformation will potentially add value in terms of helping with the realization of digitalization in the industry. All aerospace industry participants and the rest of the industry verticals will benefit from this research as this is a visionary study investigating the big picture perspectives of digital transformation and how it is looking to revolutionize the rest of the industries across the globe. Technology companies who are looking to feed into the digital transformation megatrend across industries will also benefit from this study as they will get to understand their potential role in the future. This research is aimed at identifying transformation in the industry ecosystem and emerging growth opportunities available to market participants to convert the transformation to opportunities for revenue/market share growth.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key industry initiatives and their significance?
  • What are the key trends within the airline domain?
  • What are the key trends within the airport domain?
  • What are they key trends within the downstream services domain?
  • What are the key trends within the commercial aviation industry and the application areas of digital tools?
  • What are the future implications of digital transformation in the commercial aviation ecosystem?

Key Conclusion

What makes our reports unique?

We provide diverse research services focused on existing and evolving markets across the aerospace, defense and security markets, covering them at global and regional levels. We provide specialist studies focused on specific product or market segments which provide a deep-dive opportunity for strategists and investors who wish to learn about the future state of any ADS market or product in terms of addressable markets, opportunities, and future disruptions.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Digital Transformation in Airports A number of factors symbolize the struggle airports face in their journey to host the roughly 7 billion passengers that depart from and arrive at an airport every year. Capacity constraints, growing passenger footfalls, stagnant aeronautical revenues and competition necessitate a transformation in business models, operational processes and organizational activities by leveraging emerging digital technologies and transitioning from a flight operations-based business model to a passenger-centric one. Presently, global airports have acknowledged the importance of digitalization, although there are many barriers to implementation. Resistance to change is due to the disruption in current operations, cost of implementing digital technologies and the uncertainty over ROI. Additionally, many operators do not have clarity over the solution that best matches their need and are not presented with convincing business case values and metrics that showcase the transformational advantages of adopting digital technology. Frost & Sullivan undertook a global survey of airports in order to assess the current status of digital transformation programs within airports, challenges to implementation, customer requirements and future development plans. The research findings have been complemented with information from internally held airport databases, participation and discussions at international airport conferences as well as a number of interviews with major industry suppliers. This research service defines the relevance of digital transformation in the context of the airport, showcases the underlying framework to build an effective business case, describes the technology strategy that should be employed in the course of implementing digital initiatives at the airport and provides an overview of digital goals the airport can aim for as it transforms various processes. The research is segmented to give the reader clarity in understanding the features that will embody the Airport of the Future , building blocks that address the utilization of data, the current status of airports in adopting technology and their position in digitalization relative to the ultimate Smart Airport. A segment is devoted to understanding airport IT budgets and IT spending forecasts over the next 7 years. The final segment of the research service provides detailed insights into the supplier ecosystem, major digital technology suppliers, and disruptive services and suppliers that are likely to lead to strategic mergers, acquisitions and partnerships in the industry. Monetization of generated data, expansion of product portfolio by tapping into undersupplied solutions like management of operations during disruptive events, and diversification into adjacent airport segments provide suppliers with good growth opportunities. While investing in new technology and data management solutions, suppliers have to understand the importance of system interoperability, data integration, standardization and collaboration among various airport stakeholders.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is Airport Digital Transformation and how does it help my airport?
  • What kind of strategies h should be employed to facilitate digital transformation?
  • What are the objectives, advantages and driving factors that promote airport digital transformation?
  • What are the challenges and barriers to airport digital transformation?
  • What are the main features that will drive the airport of the future?
  • What are the technology building blocks that mold a transformed airport?
  •  How does data drive airports towards digital transformation?
  • How effectively are airports using data? What is the current stage of digital transformation at airports?
  • What is the current status of airport technology adoption?
  • What processes at the airport are going digital? What is the impact of digital transformation on these processes?
  • What are the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are tracked towards the transformational journey?
  • What are the objectives, advantages and driving factors that promote airport digital transformation?
  • How are airport IT budgets positioned with the emergence of digital strategies and initiatives?
  • How much does the airport industry look to invest in digital technology by 2023? 15. What are the top criteria that impact digital transformation business case?
  • What are the criteria that impact selection of a supplier in the procurement process?
  • Who are the major suppliers in the industry for each airport segment? Which companies are providing the disruptive technology?
  • What are the major mergers and acquisitions seen in the industry?
  • What are the major growth opportunities for suppliers in the industry?
  • What are the strategic imperatives suppliers have to adopt for success?
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The Future of Space, 2030 and Beyond This study covers key industry Mega Trends impacting the space industry, and the implications on space of ongoing technological developments. It identifies areas of opportunities for the space industry and also areas where the space industry will potentially add value in terms of helping the industry Mega Trend being realized. All space industry participants and a range of industry verticals will benefit from this visionary study that captures a Big Picture perspective of the space industry and how it is looking to revolutionize industries across the globe. Technology companies who are looking to feed into the digital transformation Mega Trend across industries will also benefit from this study as they will get to understand their potential role in the future.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This research study includes:
Product Scope: Industry Mega trends and Space Mega Trends
Geographic Scope: Global
End-user Scope: All industries related to the space industry

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key industry Mega Trends and their significance for space?
  • What are the key trends within the satellite manufacturing domain?
  • What are the key trends within the launch services domain?
  • What are the key trends within the satellite operations domain?
  • What are they key trends within the downstream services domain?
  • What are the key trends within the deep space missions domain?
  • What are the key trends within the different industries and applications which use products and services from the space industry?
  • What are the future implications for industries and the space industry?
  • What will the space industry look like by 2030?
  • What are the major developments in the space travel industry?

Key Conclusion

What makes our study unique? We provide diverse research services focused on existing and evolving markets across the aerospace, defence and security markets, covering them at global and regional levels. We provide speacialist studies focused on specific product or market segments which provide deep dive opportunity for strategists and invesotrs who wish to learn about the future state of any ADS market or product int erms of addressable markets, opportunities and future disruptions.

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Small Satellite Value Chain Assessment, 2017 Small satellites have evolved from being mere technology demonstrators to providing low-cost operational services across the distributed industry segments. Hence, it becomes important to track the evolving small satellite value chain and the various aspects creating ripples in the value chain, having a cascading effect. Many small satellite constellation operators, amounting to more than 2,500 satellites in the low Earth orbit (LEO), have advanced in their development processes, growing to have the potential to disrupt the downstream services market by providing low-cost solutions across the industrial segments. With new operators entering the space industry with small satellite missions, the value chain dynamics will evolve to accommodate constellation satellite requirements. Multiple ongoing growth opportunities include high-volume subsystem demand, dedicated launch services for small satellites, capacity expansion of ground station services, and standard platforms for downstream services. The key benefit of small satellites is the creation of an upstream recurring demand for high-volume manufacturing and low-cost downstream services, resulting in a sustainable small satellite ecosystem evolution. What makes this study unique? An intensive study, comprising more than 300 companies, is carried out for the detailed segmentation and positioning of these companies, based on region, products, services, and value propositions. The stakeholders in the value chain, i.e., component manufacturers, subsystem manufacturers, satellite manufacturers, satellite operators, ground station operators, launch service providers, and downstream service providers, will benefit by understanding the industry trends, segmented competitive landscape, evolving technologies, new entrants value propositions, and the involvement of governments. The study also profiles key participants/technologies with the potential to revolutionize the space industry as a whole, such as serial production, single-manifest launch services, and the uberization of ground stations.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This research service focuses on the small satellites value chain assessment.

Geographic scope of the study: Global

End-user scope of the study: All companies related to the space industry

Key Issues Addressed

  • How is the small satellite value chain dynamics evolving?
  • Who are the major participants in the value chain, and how are they segmented?
  • What is the impact of each value chain segment on the small satellite industry?
  • How do the identification and segmentation of the companies with extended roles in the value chain impact the value chain at large?
  • What are the value propositions and the effect of the following on the small satellite value chain?

   o  New entrants

   o  New products and technologies

   o  Potential disruptors

   o  New business models

   o  New services

   o  Government involvement

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Robotic Technologies for Defense Advancements in artificial intelligence and sensor technologies improving situational awareness and autonomous mobility have created opportunities for arms manufacturers to discover a wide range of solutions for homeland safety and defense applications. Reduction in casualties, optimization of battlefield performance, integration of enabling robotics technologies, and adoption of smart devices are encouraging advancements in autonomous weaponry systems industry. Robotic platforms are expected to be pivotal in the development of autonomous weaponry systems. Apart from remotely operated vehicles, it is essential for the development of unmanned aerial, ground and underwater vehicles which can autonomously perform tasks assigned to them. Applicability of robotics in ISR, safety and rescue operations, fire-fighting, EOD, combat support, mine clearance and transportation can be expected to have a high impact in development of robotic technologies with improved and autonomous functionalities. The scope of this report is limited to robotic technologies based on its segmentation and applicability in defense sector. This technology and innovation report focuses on providing a snapshot on the classification of robotics technologies based on its applications and emerging technologies enabling development of robotics in the defense industry. Technologies profiled in the report include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) used in applications such as Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), fire-fighting, safety and rescue (SAR) operations, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), mine clearance, transportation and combat support. A global analysis on the current development of technologies enabling autonomous weaponry systems was done to assess the future of robotic technology development and its future applications which will lead to making autonomous weaponry systems a reality. Key questions addressed in the research service: 1. What are the various types of robotic technologies? 2. What are the benefits and applications of the technology? 3. What are the key innovations impacting technology development? 4. What are the factors influencing the development of robotic technologies for defense? 5. What is the technology/ application pipeline for automotive safety systems? 6. What are future growth opportunities? Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Structural Electronics Structural electronics (SE) is referred to as a next-gen electronics technology involves printing of functional electronic circuitries across irregular shaped curves and architectures, including the human body. SE replaces bulky load-bearing structures within a circuitry with smart electronic components which can conform to complex shapes, ensuring optimum space utilization. SE offers different and better ways of implementing electronic functionalities into the products. In the short term, a key capability of structural electronics to reduce the weight of a product is set to disrupt the aerospace and automotive sectors. Also, structural electronics offers flexibility of components, enabling space optimization and connectivity of white goods and consumer electronic products. Advancements in material science to develop stretchable conductive materials, government funding, and application diversity play a vital role in driving advancements in the structural electronics industry. Key questions answered in the report 1. What is the significance of structural electronics technology? 2. What are the key drivers and challenges of the structural electronics industry? 3. Why would structural electronics dominate conventional electronics? 4. What are the key enablers of structural electronics? 5. What types of industries are likely to be impacted by structural electronics? 6. What sort of strategies OEMs need to embrace to strengthen technologies and acquire customers? 7. What is the future prospect of the technology? Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000