May 28, 1973

Air Traffic Control

Navaid Market Growing Rapidly

Financing the Market

U. S. Support of Exports Clouded

Air Defense

Advances in Aircraft Spur Sales

Air Traffic Control

Navaid Market Growing Rapidly

Number of companies in or entering competition expanding equally fast; USSR, Mainland China key to bigger sales

Financing the Market

U. S. Support of Exports Clouded

Dissenters cite past aerospace dominance of world markets; urge quick credit to payments balance by overseas financing

Air Defense

Advances in Aircraft Spur Sales

Global market for systems, associated sensors increases as power blocks break up, advanced airplanes focus needs

Airports and Equipment

Traffic Sparks Airport Needs

Volume, type of work being tempered by rising costs, environmental concerns, tricks to stretch capacity


Jet Engine Market Rise Foreseen

U. S. industry will have to fight hard to hold market share, may have to trade away more high technology than in past

Business Flying

Nationalism Clouds U. S. Export Market

Struggle by some nations to boost their technological base forces manufacturers to enter joint production agreements

Airports and Equipment

Airport Equipment Faces Steady Market

Steady, but not booming, market is generally foreseen for equipment used at airports, with the state of airline prosperity a critical factor in the outlook. Cross-currents abound in the market outlook: Some suppliers are benefitting from sagging airline fortunes that are producing improvisation to handle increased passenger traffic at overloaded terminals, where tight financial conditions or environmentalists’ opposition are holding back new airport constructions.
Airborne Avionics

U. S. Civil Dominance Challenged

Overseas producers mount growing drive, but preponderance of American aircraft in market tips balance against effort
Tactical Aircraft

U. S. Military Aircraft Exports Pushed

Effort seen as helping to offset balance-of-trade problems; emphasis on African and Middle Eastern markets is growing
Commercial Transports

Europe Presses Transport Effort Against Heavy U. S. Competition

European aircraft industry is fighting to be a factor on the commercial transport front in the face of heavy U. S. competition and a general reluctance among airlines toward investment in the new generation of aircraft being offered by the Europeans.

May 211973 June 41973