2013 Forecast: Commercial Up, Defense Down
By Graham Warwick
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
BUSINESS AIRCRAFT: Large-cabin aircraft and growing-economy markets remain the bright spots in an otherwise flat business-aviation market. See p. 137.
ROTORCRAFT: Energy and military markets keep manufacturers healthy as they look toward future requirements and technologies. See p. 85.
ENGINES: Commercial production ramps up as new engines enter testing, and military market prepares for next-generation powerplants. See p. 87.
SPACEFLIGHT: From satellite communications to spacecraft launches, commercial providers taking over from government agencies. See pp. 94 and 97.
TOP TECHNOLOGIES: Which defense and commercial advances will make the headlines in 2013? See pp. 89-93 and 139-142.
OPINION MAKERS: Lockheed Martin's Marillyn Hewson, European Defense Agency's Claude-France Arnoud, International Air Transport Association's Tony Tyler and Aeronautical Repair Station Association's Sarah MacLeod. See pp. 48-49, 54, 96 and 104.