This Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook is part of KPMG’s 2013 Global Manufacturing Outlook Survey. Data was collected by the Economist Intelligence Unit in November 2012 and accompanying analysis was provided by senior KPMG A&D leaders from across KPMG’s global network of A&D practices.
A total of 335 senior manufacturing executives participated in the survey, of which 17 percent came from the A&D sector. The views reflected in this Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook include those from 14 large OEMs (“large OEMs”), defined as companies with revenues of US$10 billion or more, and 43 medium-sized organizations(“suppliers”), defined as companies with revenues of between US$500 million and US$10 billion.
Forty percent of the A&D respondents identified themselves as being based in North America, 32 percent in Western Europe and 19 percent in Asia. Almost half (43 percent) of all A&D respondents held C-Level positions within their respective organizations with a further 41 percent representing SVP/VP/Director or Head of department roles.