With pandemic precautions and travel restrictions now in the past for most of the world, 2023 is set to be the first ‘normal’ year for the aerospace and aviation industries since 2019. But with inflation surging, conflict in Ukraine, labour shortages, snags in the supply chain, and faltering consumer confidence, how normal will it be?

In our regular annual feature, our writers examine the outlook for the next 12 months – from airliner orders and production to the impact on defence budgets, the role of sustainability, prospects for new technologies, and pilot recruitment.

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