Aerospace companies to watch in decade 2020
I especially admire the following companies, due to their defiance of the slow-moving reputation of the aviation industry, and their practice of leveraging the latest software capabilities & technologies to create tangible product value:
- SpaceX; for significantly dropping the cost of moving payload (up to 10x), such as satellites and humans, into space
- Garmin; for leveraging software & human centred design to considerably improve the safety of general aviation, namely the new autoland on some brand new aircraft; which allows aircraft to land automatically in the case of pilot incapacitation, without passenger intervention
- Otto Aviation; for leveraging clean, aerodynamic design principles and the best in piston propulsion technology to make private business aviation considerably more affordable for the masses
- Boom Supersonic; for bringing back cost-efficient supersonic air travel, allowing business travellers to get from London to New York in just 3 hours
- Foreflight; for leveraging user experience and design principles to make life easier for pilots throughout the whole journey of a flight, from flight plan submissions to closing of flight plan.