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Aerospace Products & Parts Manufacturing Report Summary

SIC Codes: 3721 3724 3728 3761 3764 3769
NAICS Codes: 336411 336412 336413 336414 336415 336419

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Aerospace Products & Parts Manufacturing Industry Overview

Excerpt from Aerospace Products & Parts Manufacturing Report

Companies in this industry manufacture aircraft, aircraft components, and missiles and space vehicles. Major companies include US-based Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon, as well as Airbus Group (the Netherlands), BAE Systems (UK), Bombardier (Canada), and Finmeccanica (Italy). Many companies work primarily as subcontractors to the largest manufacturers.

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by military budgets and the overall economic climate, which affects airline traffic and demand for new commercial aircraft. The profitability of individual companies depends on technical expertise and the ability to accurately price long-term contracts. Large companies enjoy economies of scale in design, manufacturing, and purchasing. Small companies can compete effectively by concentrating on selected components and parts manufacturing for particular prime contractors. Increasingly, small companies are developing system integration capabilities as large firms outsource more aspects of contracts. The US industry is highly concentrated: the 20 largest companies account for about 90 percent of industry revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Aircraft manufacturing accounts for about half of US industry revenue; aircraft engines and other parts for about 35 percent; and missiles and space vehicles for about 15 percent.

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