Farnborough Air Show Preview: Orders aren’t the only thing to look for

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John Schmidt of the consulting firm Accenture, wearing smart glasses for augmented reality.

June 27, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The Farnborough Air Show (FIA16) is closely watched for orders placed with Airbus, Boeing and to a much lesser extent, Bombardier and Embraer. Orders are the headline grabbers and are viewed as indicative to the health of commercial aviation going forward in the near- and mid-term.

But the consulting firm Accenture, in an interview with LNC says there are other benchmarks to watch for at FIA16.


  • A large number of new entrants into aerospace is competing for engineering talent, and it’s not the conventional suspects.
  • Execution will be of greater importance than new products.
  • The ascent of disruptive technologies; and
  • Doubling down on data deluge.

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