– Civil Aerospace Sector

In this article, we will discuss the four important sub-sectors of the civil aerospace sector, namely “civil aircraft manufacturing”, “commercial avionics”, “MRO” and “commercial simulation and training”. .

The global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry consists of companies that produce complete civil aircraft; aerospace engines, propulsion units, auxiliary equipment or parts; prototypes of aerospace products; aircraft conversion; and complete overhaul and rebuilding of aircraft or propulsion systems. An aircraft manufacturer is a company or person involved in the various aspects of the design, construction, testing, sale and maintenance of aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets or devices. spatial. Leading companies like Boeing, United Technologies Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corp. are among the best-known aerospace manufacturers in the world.

The civil aircraft manufacturing sub-sector is responsible for the production of aircraft engines and engine parts, general aircraft, large commercial aircraft (LCA), regional aircraft and other auxiliary parts and equipment.

Commercial avionics refers to cockpit electronics and on-board equipment, although it does not include antennas, recorders, or other passenger-only cabin systems. Avionics refers to the electronic systems used in aircraft, spacecraft and artificial satellites. Modern avionics/digital aircraft systems are complex in their own way, which makes commercial avionics a specialized industry. Four main products are manufactured in this sub-sector, namely communication, navigation, surveillance and avionics integration products.

Companies in this industry provide support services, such as aircraft inspection and testing, ferrying aircraft between gates and taxiways, aircraft maintenance and repair, and overhaul of aircraft and parts, air transport operators. The major services in the industry are commonly referred to as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).

Training people to operate and maintain today’s sophisticated aircraft, airborne and ground support systems can be very complex and costly. To be effective, the training environment must accurately simulate the characteristics and capabilities of real systems in a wide range of operating scenarios. Commercial modeling, visual simulation, flight simulation and computer-based training are the main methods used by this subsector.