Aerostructure equipment market
In 2012, a significant decline in the aerostructure tooling equipment market was forecasted, primarily due to a lack of major new programs in the pipeline after the industrialization of the A350 and the B787. Nevertheless, in the last two years the market developed much more positive – driven by new programs and rate increases of legacy programs. Therefore, the key question was: Has the expected downturn only been deferred or are we experiencing a sustainable long-term market stabilization?
The first step of the study was to validate assumptions and understand changes in the market over the past three years. The second step was to update the market model for aerostructure equipment covering 2015-2020. Finally, selected scenarios have been assessed to reflect different options for the market's future development beyond 2020.