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Aircraft, Engines, and Parts Manufacturers

SIC 3720 | NAICS 336410

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing  (view report)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Manufacturing  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Industry Facts and Statistics
Quarterly report provides shipment and billing trend data for four product segments (e.g., piston engine, turboprops, business jets, and helicopters); annual report provides detailed historical shipment and billing data by product segment, manufacturer, and model; and online database allows users to search shipment data by product segment or manufacturer for a specific time period. All information is available free online.

Aircraft Engines & Parts Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Aerospace Industries Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Aerospace Statistics
Statistics section content categories include general industry, employment and wages, production, and trade statistics, with current and historical data provided in the production category including new orders, product shipments, and backlog of unfilled orders for aircraft and parts. All information can be viewed free online.

Aerospace Economic Indicators
Quarterly analysis of key economic indicators provides statistical data on aerospace sales, profits, shipments, orders, backlog, and trade on a quarterly and a year-to-date basis with comparisons to the same periods in the prior year for year-over-year trending purposes. Current and prior reports can be viewed free online.

Year-End Review and Forecast
Annual year-end review analyzes current business conditions and the outlook for various segments of the aerospace industry, with statistical data provided including industry sales by product group; industry sales by customer group; shipments, orders, and backlog; imports and exports; employment; and industry net profit after taxes as a percent of sales, assets, and equity. Publication can be downloaded and viewed free online.

Global Market Forecast
Comprehensive market forecast analyzes market demand for aircraft over the next twenty years on a global and regional basis, with topics covered in the report including demand for air travel, passenger and freight traffic forecasts, demand for passenger aircraft in both the short-haul and long-haul markets, demand by major global region, and demand for freighter aircraft. Publication can be downloaded and viewed online.

Boeing Company
Current Market Outlook
Slide show presentation forecasts air traffic and airplane demand over the next twenty years on a global and regional basis, with forecasts provided by product segment for passenger planes (large, medium, and small wide-bodies; single-aisle; and regional jets) and freighters (large production, wide-body production, medium wide-body conversion, and standard-body conversion). Presentation can be downloaded and viewed online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Aircraft, Engines, and Parts Manufacturers  Search for "3364" to see reports for specific products

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Aircraft Engines and Parts Manufacturing

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages -  Aerospace Products and Parts Manufacturing
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this manufacturing sector (e.g., engineers, metal and plastic workers, assemblers and fabricators, and software developers and programmers) on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Aerospace and Defense Salary Survey
Annual salary survey provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for personnel employed in this manufacturing sector, with survey results available on a national and regional level and products covered in the survey including aircraft, engines, and parts. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

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