For today’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) executives, the future is uncertain. In this environment, A&D manufacturers will need to be forward looking and nimble. The big question facing A&D executives is how to keep their organizations grounded in the realities of today, but with their eyes keenly focused on the horizon.
KPMG’s A&D leaders continue to look into the future to identify emerging trends, challenges and opportunities, that A&D executives currently face. This includes topics from the impact of automation and cognitive computing through to projections on the state of the M&A market.
While most of the players now leading the personal vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) charge were born from either the auto sector or the technology sector, Airbus’s participation in the race towards a Jetsons-style future suggests that some of the traditional aerospace players may see the emerging VTOL market as a potential disruptor.
Based on this view of the future, there are five things aerospace players should be doing to prepare for a Jetsons-like future.