The Aerospace Industry Suppliers industry segment encompasses:

Suppliers for structure
(Tier 1 suppliers)

Tier 2 suppliers

Systems provider
to Planes OEMs

Services / MRO

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CoDesign to Target

Co-Design to Target allows Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate disparate tools, organizations and processes into a single stream to optimize form, fit and function in an integrated System Digital Mockup (DMU). This System DMU can avoid many of the integration issues that significantly impact the cost and schedule of a program.

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Ready for Rate

Ready for Rate accelerates manufacturing ramp-up and improves quality by enabling engineering and manufacturing planning stakeholders to connect the dots and have realtime access to accurate product and product build information.

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Reinvent the Sky

Reinvent The Sky supports startups, small and medium enterprises and OEMs in developing disruptive solutions: from small, light aircraft to electric vertical take-off and landing, and as well as space launchers and satellite propulsions.

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Shifting Risk and Accountability to the Supply Chain

Relentless price pressures and increased demand from aerospace operators are driving large companies at or near the top of the supply chain to shift even more responsibility for innovation and productivity gains to the smaller, lower-tier builders of components and subsystems. Suppliers are now asked to sign long-term supply agreements (lasting 10 to 15 years), promise regular price reductions and accept liability should something go wrong. In response, suppliers must make significant strides to drive down costs and meet delivery times or face significant penalties.


Design and Deliver More Complex Parts at Lower Costs

While aerospace suppliers are now accountable to drive significant cost reduction and ensure quality, they must also create increasingly complex components and systems to meet today’s demands. This requires significant investment in new engineering and manufacturing capabilities to drive innovation while trying to drive down the cost per unit.


Increased Aerospace & Defense Demand and Agility in Rate

Commercial airframe manufacturers are sitting on backlogs equivalent to about eight years’ worth of production. To meet the demand, suppliers must reorganize their manufacturing plants to make them leaner, more agile and more connected in order to drive operational efficiency.


Greater Air Travel Demand, Globalization and New Markets

Air travel is projected to grow more than five percent annually over the next 20 years, fueled by an increase in the world’s middle class. To meet this demand, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers are restructuring to penetrate deeper into high-growth markets, acquire enabling technologies and/or position themselves for new sales opportunities. In addition, the growth of new regional OEMs will continue to drive this globalization trend. Suppliers will need to adapt to extend their footprint into developing markets or risk being left out as OEMs seek to integrate their supply chains to drive efficiency.

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