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Development history chart of major European aviation industry groups

Issuing time:2022-04-21 09:34

On April 8, 2022, the aviation Industry Network team completed the compilation of the 2022 Version of The Development History Map of Major European Aviation Industry Groups.   

Outline of evolution map   

Starting from the development history of major European aviation industry groups, the aviation industry network team systematically organized and drew a panorama of the development history of major European aviation industry groups. Evolution figure shows the airbus, the British BAE Systems, France's safran, Italian leonardo, the rolls Royce thales, the French dassault aviation, France and Germany MTU and so on the forming process of the enterprise group, with 50 years as the span of top-level perspective presented since the 1970 s, the evolution of the major European aviation industry group.   

From this perspective, we can see several trends in the development of the European aviation industry:   

O Industrial integration and European Integration: After the end of the Cold War, Europe began to integrate political, economic and monetary policies. The euro was launched in 1999 and entered circulation in 2002. The same period was also an important point in Europe's industrial history: in 2000 EADS (later airbus Group) was formed from the merger of aerospatiale-Matra of France, DASA of Germany and CASA of Spain, two leading French, German and Spanish companies. Thales Thales, BAE Systems, MBDA and other familiar names have been around since 2000.   


French leadership looms large. Since 2017, Airbus has been further developed from Airbus Group to Airbus company with enhanced group control. The development of Safran, Thales, Dassault Aviation and other French enterprises highlights France's leading position in the aerospace and defense field. France is the only western country except the United States has military and civil machine, aero engine and airborne industrial giant country.   

From industrial logic to market logic. Historically, due to the homology of industrial manufacturing, the European aero engine industry has been deeply integrated with the automobile industry. For example, BMW once established BRR as a joint venture with Rolls-Royce, and MTU was once a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler-Benz. The growth of the aerospace market and the tendency to focus more on the customer has made European aerospace and defense companies more inclined to specialize.   

The aviation Industry Network team released the Development History Chart of Major Aviation Industry Groups in the United States in February this year, concluding that the development of Aviation industry groups in the United States shows a trend of horizontal integration, further oligopoly and vertical integration of industrial chain. The development of European aviation industry groups also follows this characteristic: For example, Airbus acquired Bombardier "C Series" and Safran acquired Zodiac Aerospace. Similar to their American counterparts, European companies have also completed the industrial integration of aircraft mainframes, engines and airborne, which has influenced the pattern of today's civil aviation industry.   


The basic data in the evolution chart are all from the global enterprise database of aviation Industry network. Advanced members can enjoy complete rights to the data information and relevant industrial chain information of 12,000 foreign aviation industry enterprises including the above-mentioned enterprises.


In recent years, After the completion of industrialization integration, Europe has actively arranged the development of new technologies and the construction of relevant standards, striving for a leading position in the international aerospace field. As part of its Europe-wide energy strategy, Airbus is pushing forward with its hydrogen-powered dry regional jet and has reinvented the A380 as an in-flight test platform for hydrogen-fuelled aeroengines.   

In the field of UAM and AAM, Europe is also resolutely investing. At the end of March, EASA announced its latest progress in the construction of relevant airworthiness regulations for UAM and eVTOL, including 10 key points of public concern (safety, environmental impact and noise) as the main results. EASA stated that it is committed to UAM. Europe is also taking the lead in proposing standards and specifications for aviation applications of artificial intelligence (AI).   

How do multiple stakeholders carry out collectivization integration and top-level control? How to balance new technology development, industrial development and commercial success? The analysis of the development history of European aviation industry groups is of enlightenment and reference significance to promote the industrialization development of China's aerospace industry, deepen the international cooperation with Europe and promote scientific and technological innovation.   

Source: Aviation Industry Network

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