Boeing (BA) and Airbus (EADSY) remain fierce competitors in commercial aviation as demand remains strong for passenger jets to serve growing middle classes in China, India and other emerging economies.


But the contest has been more lopsided in the midrange segment, forcing Boeing to develop a new jetliner and stem market-share losses to Airbus.

On the defense side, the Trump administration is expected to boost Pentagon spending but also press for cost savings in individual programs like Lockheed Martin‘s (LMT) F-35, which is poised to see a major ramp-up in production soon. Northrop Grumman (NOC) is building a new stealth bomber amid criticism that costs aren’t transparent enough, while Boeing looks to keep a foothold in combat aircraft.

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