Destination digital

The Aerospace and Defense industry faces unprecedented disruption on multiple fronts:

  • Supply chains face increasing volatility.
  • Agile new competitors are targeting the market.
  • Technology is impacting across the value chain.

Seventy-six percent of industry executives agree digital transformation is imperative to overcome this turbulence.

Companies that have already embraced digital transformation are surging ahead – achieving up to four times improvement on their digital investments. Others will accelerate velocity to their own digital transformation by embracing digital at the core of their business.


Innovating for resilience

Whilst COVID-19 poses an unprecedented challenge, the backdrop of change impacting the Aerospace and Defense industry before the pandemic - largely driven by digital technologies in the business and in the products and services - has not and will not recede.

Digital remains a powerful driver of change, with the potential to impact across every aspect of the industry value chain. Whether it's about being more data-driven, deploying more automation and AI, using the cloud extensively or having a more collaborative culture and the digital tools to support it – every organization now recognizes the power of digital to achieve resilience in readiness for a volatile world.

Read Innovating for resilience, to learn the 8 digital imperatives to navigate both present and future challenges to drive business growth.


Listen in as Aviation Week's Senior Business Editor, Michael Bruno, and Accenture's Global Aerospace and Defense Lead, John Schmidt, discuss what to watch for in technology investments in Aerospace and Defense.


What to watch for in technology investments

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In the spotlight

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

Adopt new business models to deliver value across the entire product lifecycle.

Future growth depends on the ability to pivot to intelligent, data-driven planning.

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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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What we think

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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