There is more computing power on a modern aircraft than in an average organization, and two years ago we saw $204 billion change hands at the Farnborough International Airshow. As one of the premier events in the Aerospace and Defense calendar draws near and the industry prepares to descend on the Hampshire airfield, what are some of the key trends that are set to dominate discussions on the show floor?
There's expected to be lots of discussions at Farnborough around how companies can better manage the supply chain through risk sharing partnerships. Also on deck are the following:
- Acquisition announcements, as OEMs look to take greater ownership over their supply chains.
- Zero defect manufacturing
- Predictive maintenance, so engineers can be aware of the maintenance requirements for a particular aircraft before it's even touched the ground