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Capturing value from earth observation analytics

Strategic scenarios for the evolution of the earth observation industry

The increasing number of satellites, the growing variety of earth observation (EO) sensors, and the adoption of new analytics techniques are driving the growth of the satellite-based EO analytics industry. Over the next decade a wide number of sectors will further leverage EO to enhance their...
Aerospace & defense

The Space Agency of the Future

The space agency in the era of Space 4.0: A key space sector enabler

The space sector has been increasingly moving from specialized activity within the domain of superpowers and large industrial conglomerates and corporations to a more democratized and accessible undertaking. The spur of new actors, both public and private, as well as emerging space countries,...
Aerospace & defense

Interview: Using innovation to create sustainable growth

An interview with Alessandro Profumo, CEO, Leonardo S.p.A.(formerly Finmeccanica Group S.p.A.)Francesco Marsella, Giancarlo Agresti, Andrea VisentinAlessandro Profumo is the chief executive officer of Leonardo S.p.A., a role he has held since May 16, 2017. He has also been the honorary chairman of...
Aerospace & defense

What’s next for aerospace composites?

Perspective on current trends in the aerospace composite components market

When the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB were developed almost a decade ago, they promised a new level of profitability for airlines and huge growth potential for the composites industry. Now that the early struggles are over, composite planes are taking to the skies. Today, the airspace...
Aerospace & defense

A sky full of eyes – Commercial opportunity in Earth

600+ Earth observation satellites are constantly keeping an eye on us from space – is there a commercial opportunity in Earth watching, and how can companies play in this space?The Earth observation satellites are orbiting our planet, collecting data and images, as well as monitoring and tracking...
Aerospace & defense

Aviation 2035

Scenarios for value chain recomposition and value sharing in aviation post the era of hyper-competition

Aerospace & defense, Travel & transportation

China’s commercial aircraft take-off

Arthur D. Little looks at the recent development of the Chinese commercial aircraft industry

For the global aeronautical industry, China represents the largest commercial opportunity of the coming 10 years, and the biggest competitive threat for the decades to follow. Arthur D. Little reviews the development of the Chinese aeronautical industry, which recently accelerated with...
Aerospace & defense, Travel & transportation

The ultimate battle in the sky

Arthur D. Little explores the future development of long-haul air travel

Winning the long-haul battle is key to compete in the up-coming “hyper-consolidation” eraThe low-cost model is finally emerging for long-haul flights, and even still being in its infancy, it is raising the question of the economic sustainability and the future of legacy carriers....
Aerospace & defense, Travel & transportation

Aerospace Supplier Squeeze – Ways Out?

Arthur D. Little’s strategic recommendations for commercial aerospace suppliers

This guest blog post at Aerospace Diary, an online forum for aerospace professionals, is based on Arthur D. Little's Viewpoint that takes the same title. The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry today struggles with a duality: defense-driven segments are taking hits due to significant...
Aerospace & defense

Aviation MROs

Delivering long-term value in a transformed aftermarket

As the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) landscape is disrupted by the emergence of new technologies and the growing presence of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the aftermarket, we examine these challenges and propose a framework by which the MRO service providers can continue to...
Aerospace & defense, Operations management