July 16, 2018

FARNBOROUGH 2018

Where Defense Companies Are Placing Bets

FARNBOROUGH 2018

THE BIG EASY

FARNBOROUGH 2018

'A Duopoly Can Be Disrupted'

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Where Defense Companies Are Placing Bets

A two-year boom in U.S. defense spending, fears of threats from North Korea and Iran and continued unrest in the Middle East are keeping longtime defense franchises from major prime contractors profitable. Some, however, are diversifying their options. Here is a look at some of the key companies and the choices they face.

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THE BIG EASY

> COCKPIT ENHANCEMENTS DESIGNED TO MINIMIZE PILOT WORKLOAD > AUTOMATED EMERGENCY DESCENT MODE REDUCES REACTION TIME

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'A Duopoly Can Be Disrupted'

Airbus CEO Tom Enders is heading to his last major air show before his April 2019 departure. He reshaped a loose conglomerate into an integrated company, reduced government influence and added the Bombardier C Series. Due in part to alleged corruption cases in the civil aircraft division, he did not seek a contract extension, making way for new management.
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THREADING THE NEEDLE

> BOEING ANTICIPATES DECISION ON ITS NEW MIDMARKET AIRPLANE IN 2019 > SURVEY SHOWS AIRLINE PREFERENCES DIFFER FROM BOEING’S PROPOSAL > INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES DISAGREE ON SIZE OF NMA MARKET

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INSIDE HorizonX

> LOOKING FOR VULNERABILITIES WITHIN BOEING’S CORE BUSINESSES > BUILDING AN ECOSYSTEM OF STARTUPS IN NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND MARKETS > TAKING BOEING CAPABILITIES TO ADJACENT MARKETS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS

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New Velocity

In the run-up to the Farnborough Airshow, Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg sat down at the company’s headquarters in Chicago with Aviation Week Editor-in-Chief Joe Anselmo and Managing Editor for Technology Graham Warwick.
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Programs to watch

While the relatively slow pace of orders this year seems to indicate little activity overall, many commercial aircraft programs are in crucial phases of market introduction or industrial development. The narrowbody market sees the arrival of the C Series under control of Airbus and the Embraer E-Jet E2.
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BOOM TIMES

> ANALYSTS SEE AT LEAST 3% ANNUAL DEFENSE SPENDING GROWTH > THREAT PROLIFERATION OVERRIDING TRADE

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From Four to Two

> AIRBUS TAKEOVER OF C SERIES TRIGGERS CONSOLIDATION > EMBRAER UNDER PRESSURE AFTER JETBLUE ORDERS AIRBUS A220

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In or Out?

As ADS-B Out mandates rapidly approach, airlines weigh whether to retrofit ADS-B In, too

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