What’s On the Industry’s Mind For 2021?

4 key areas will help industry confront these disruptions in the new year.

Destination digital

Aerospace and defense companies are going through disruptive changes and overwhelming, competing challenges as they continue to navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe this points to a singular conclusion - digital transformation.

Aerospace and defense executives acknowledge this and anticipate more than a two-fold increase in the sale of new digital services over the next five years. Failing to act could have harmful repercussions. Over 80% fear substantial cost escalations alongside losing significant market share if they fail to overcome organizational challenges for digital reinvention.

Companies that successfully embrace digital at the core of their businesses achieve up to four times improvement on their digital investments than other industry players, and are successfully scaling more than 50% of their digital proofs-of-concept.

We have a three-point approach for businesses to map their digital future, helping them build resilience and unleash growth.


Commercial Aerospace Insight Report 2020

Accenture’s latest Commercial Aerospace Insight Report outlines plans to get commercial aerospace businesses back on track.

The unprecedented interruptions and economic headwinds generated by COVID-19 will continue to disrupt the commercial aerospace sector for some time to come. But as they battle the near-term challenges, leaders are also looking to the longer-term future. They are putting in place the capabilities and technology investments they need to emerge as more resilient when conditions improve and economies recover.

To navigate what comes now and next, we recommend a three-stage approach that addresses immediate risks and concerns while also maintaining sights on the future and the path to recovery.


Aviation Week Check 6 podcast series with Accenture

Listen in to a series of special podcasts where Aviation Week speaks to Accenture’s Aerospace and Defense team on the latest industry developments.

Podcast topics:

  • Commercial Aerospace Business Outlook 
  • In it for the long haul 
  • Military sustainment and the aftermarket 


In the spotlight

Explores why your workforce holds the key to success now and what comes next.

Accelerate innovation, unlock future value, and elevate enterprise security with the cloud.

Eight digital imperatives to navigate both present and future challenges to drive business growth.

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Destination digital: Get the essentials

Learn from leading industry experts why digitization, co-innovation and new business models are key to driving growth in the Aerospace and Defense industry.

Themes include how to go from delivering products to delivering services, how to innovate through collaboration across the ecosystem and why new business models are a game changer for the industry—and how digital technology can enable this ambition.


Digitize across the value chain

Collaborate to innovate

Embrace new business models

Case studies

We worked with Rolls-Royce as part of the VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium.

We helped Airbus leverage wearable technology to optimize aircraft assembly.

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Accenture has been making headlines as we help our clients harness the digital revolution.

Accenture chosen by Bombardier to help streamline procurement processes and reduce costs for indirect goods and services

Accenture helps Bombardier manage its indirect spend more efficiently and generate substantial cost savings that will accelerate its turnaround plan.

Accenture assists Navantia in design, development and implementation of advanced technologies to improve shipbuilding

The 'Shipyard 4.0' platform will leverage Industry 4.0 technologies, including digital twins, modelling and simulation, and artificial intelligence.

Aerospace and Defense Industry to see greatest impact from artificial intelligence compared to key emerging technologies

AI has the potential to be a major growth driver for the Aerospace and Defense industry.

Airbus improves productivity on A330 final assembly line

Accenture’s remote-support offering is a smartphone application that enables fast, high-quality and secure video communication.

IDC MarketScape names Accenture a Business Consulting Leader

Accenture has been named a leader in the 2020 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services Vendor Assessment.

Airbus and Accenture named Glomo Award winners

Accenture and Airbus named as Glomo award winners for Best Mobile Solution for Enterprise for Pioneering Wearable Technology Seat Marking Solution.

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