Avionics News December 2020 - 4

Surveys report
cautious optimism

T

his may be the most anticipated issue
members obliged every time and responded to
of Avionics News in the 63-year history
survey questions with concerns about sales,
of the Aircraft Electronics Association
workforce, the industry's well-being, and the
signaling the end of the year 2020. December is
future. We monitored backlogs, staffing levels,
revered for ushering in the holiday season, the
business expectations, and the value of our
end of a fiscal year, the final push to
own member benefits and services. We
make your numbers, and recognition
also analyzed shop and labor rates for
events for all the hard work your
the United States, Canada and South
team has performed throughout
Pacific region (see Scott Spangler's
the year. This year, it comes with
story beginning on page 30).
anticipation more like that of Y2K
We learned, in all the number
- enthusiasm for something new but
crunching, that AEA members are as
with concern for the unknown.
resilient as they are essential. Backlogs
Mike
Adamson
With 2020 in the rearview mirror,
are growing again; 64% of members
there were some key takeaways from
are booked for a month or more, and
the year that will help build a better industry
24% expect their current backlog to increase
and association for the future. In addition
again in the next three months. Confidence is
to our regular correspondence, we made an
improving; nearly 40% expect business to be
extra effort to find out what our members
the same as it was when we first surveyed, but
were experiencing this year. We surveyed
another 40% expect it to be better. Our thirdAEA companies on the business impact at
quarter Avionics Market Report (see page 8)
the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, again
follows these trends with an uptick near 11%
for shop and labor rates, for our quarterly
in retrofit avionics sales in the last quarter.
Avionics Market Reports, once more for our
Beyond the concerns about election
strategic planning initiative and finally for a
Continued on page 53
pandemic impact follow up. Of course, our

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