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BAE Systems is a global aerospace, defence and security company, headquartered in the UK, with offices in Australia, India, Saudi Arabia and the US. The company delivers a full range of products and services to air, land and naval forces, including advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.
BAE Systems' range of products and services for commercial aviation include:
- Avionics: Custom navigation, surveillance, and separation systems.
- Flight control systems: found in around 90% of all aircraft used today.
- BAE Systems Regional Aircraft Asset Management is responsible for the sale and lease of a portfolio of BAe 146/Avro RJ family of regional jets as well as Jetstream 32/41 and ATP turboprops. Its fleet numbers around 800 turboprop and jet regional aircraft, making it the world's largest regional aircraft lessor by fleet size and second largest by fleet value.
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The US Federal Aviation Administration is set to invest more than USD2.5 billion in the development of the US air traffic management system over the next two years alone. Such investment is attracting interest from European aerospace companies that are increasingly eager to break into the market via acquisitions. This week, Airbus has announced the acquisition of Metron Aviation – a supplier of air traffic flow management solutions and ATM research - while Saab Group has closed the acquisition of Sensis – a supplier of a broad range of surveillance solutions covering commercial and military air traffic control, air defence, airline and airport operations management, and data integration and distribution.
The CAAC has come out with an extraordinary prediction this month: Chinese airlines will nearly double their fleet size to as many as 5,000 aircraft by 2015. In the shadows of a major international air show on home soil, one might expect some bullish sentiment from the hosts. But the comment, by CAAC Head Li Jiaxiang, that the nation's domestic carriers will have an expected combined fleet of 4,800-5,000 aircraft in just five years (from 2,600 at present) is a breathtaking assessment. Even if it's only 50% accurate, aircraft manufacturers big and small are in for a bonanza.