2024 Aerospace Industry Trends

Five Aerospace Manufacturing Industry Trends For 2024 Trends come, and trends go – even in the aerospace manufacturing industry! But how do we know which ones are here to stay? By staying on top of aerospace news and growth, our team of experts has compiled a list of the top 5 trends you will see […]
March 6, 2024 |

Five Aerospace Manufacturing Industry Trends For 2024

Trends come, and trends go – even in the aerospace manufacturing industry! But how do we know which ones are here to stay? By staying on top of aerospace news and growth, our team of experts has compiled a list of the top 5 trends you will see making a difference in aerospace manufacturing this year. From a focus on sustainability to the use of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles), we can’t wait to see how these advancements benefit our customers in 2024!

1. Increasing Aerospace Sustainability

One of the largest trends is a movement toward global sustainability efforts. This can even be seen in mainstream news as more and more people are discussing the problem of carbon emissions from the excessive use of private jets. With more than 100 countries agreeing to reduce carbon emissions by 5% in 2030, now is the time to focus on sustainability in aerospace manufacturing.

A major focus of the sustainability movement is on using alternative energy sources such as electric flight technology or sustainable air fuels (SAF) – whose emissions have a shorter life cycle. At NMG, we are monitoring further research to ensure our operations advance to be as sustainable as possible.

2. Innovated Propulsion Systems

In a continued desire to reduce the aerospace industry’s environmental footprint, 2024 is bringing innovation to propulsion systems. Manufacturers of these systems face challenges such as the thermal management of engines, noise pollution, and fuel efficiency. However, we see these dilemmas being addressed as our industry takes advantage of improved cooling technologies and sound-reducing devices and introduces sustainable fuel solutions.

3. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Another trend is artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in aerospace manufacturing and how they can improve operations, reduce costs, and create a safer working environment for employees. This technology can be used for predictive maintenance, autonomous systems, and advanced manufacturing techniques. As more and more people become comfortable with artificial intelligence, we expect aerospace manufacturers to depend on it more than ever before.

NMG drives innovation by utilizing the latest technologies – but a computer could never replace a valuable team member. Our responsive team is dedicated to your product – from concept to ongoing technical support. That is one thing that AI could never do.

4. Utilizing 3D Printing

Production lines in the aerospace manufacturing industry are often waiting on components that are lightweight, intricate, and difficult to produce. The traditional way of manufacturing these parts is slow and costly. However, as 3D printing becomes more advanced, our industry has begun taking advantage of it as a production method. Fused deposition modeling (FDM) and electron beam melting (EBM) allow for faster development of essential aircraft components. The growing use of 3D printing is cost-effective and minimizes waste!

5. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Production

With the costs of traditional aircraft growing due to component size and quality control – the need for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has never been higher. UAVs offer a cheaper option for transportation of goods, surveillance, and combat uses. They are also a safer option for industries such as infrastructure inspection and maintenance, eliminating the need for humans to perform risky tasks. As UAVs offer advanced capabilities, we foresee more aerospace manufacturers adding them to their production lines.

Looking Ahead at NMG

From its founding over half a century ago, NMG has been pushing the envelope of progress and helping shape the future of the aerospace manufacturing industry, one component at a time. At NMG, we stay on top of industry trends and will continue pushing the boundaries of our industry. Learn about our contribution to the aerospace manufacturing industry.

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