As consumers around the world are demanding greater access to air travel, this has led to orders for 38,000 new aircraft. Although this represents the potential for significant revenue, OEMs and suppliers face significant risks that they must overcome in order to develop these aircraft cost effectively and ensure a quick time to market.
A major trigger of these risks is how OEMs are now tasking suppliers with designing aerospace parts in addition to manufacturing.
Attempts by the European Commission to reduce air pollution poses new challenges for engine manufacturers in the form of Stage V emissions standards. Many manufacturers can use their knowledge and experience with on-road developments to ensure off-road engine developments work efficiently.
Following on from our previously published Stage V emissions article and discussions around tougher standards for more engine types; After-treatment systems for smaller engines; and DPF in the after-treatment system, John Deere has become one of the first to release their developments.