Aerospace and defense

PwC’s strategy consulting team Strategy& offers aerospace and defense (A&D) clients an integrated, capability-based, and authoritative industry perspective combined with deep functional capabilities as the only dedicated A&D industry consulting team among the leading management consultancies. We help clients chart new territory in such sectors as commercial aviation, military aerospace, military land systems, shipbuilding, defense electronics, and space. We have decades of experience in helping the industry achieve clarity so clients can realize their goals even in turbulent times.

4 key trends for the aerospace and defense industry >


2017 Aerospace and Defense Trends
After decades of being the big players in a global pond, defense contractors must reinvent themselves as local businesses around the world.
Get Ready for the Silicon Military
As the global defense industry embraces digital technology, it is creating a new type of warfare with different winners and losers.
Filling the vacuum
The space sector has entered a renaissance period, ripe with growth, new ideas, new players…and disruption. But a rising tide rarely raises all ships, so we are likely to see a mixture of winners and losers over the next several years.

Our thought leadership

Reducing your attractiveness to activists
Leading practitioners of Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, Randy Starr and Hunter Hohlt discuss how in recent years companies across all sectors have been the target of activist investors.
Resetting growth in the defense industry
Organic growth has become significantly harder for defense companies recently. However we believe it is still possible if companies adopt a capabilities-driven approach.
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Airports facing increasingly complex operational challenges can drive efficiency by focusing their investments on their differentiating capabilities. For an updated benchmarking study please also view our "Quick reference guide".
Managing A&D engineering talent
As defense spending slows, aerospace and defense companies now have more engineers, and a different mix, than they need.

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How we help our clients

PwC's Strategy& has extensive experience with large, international aerospace and defense corporations, having acted as an independent senior advisor on corporate strategy, investment portfolio decisions, and operational improvements. We support our clients with a global team possessing deep capability-based expertise in all major aerospace and defense industry sectors. find out more >


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