The aerospace & defense (A&D) industry achieved new records for revenue and profits in 2012, on the strength of a surging commercial aviation market that more than offset a soft defense performance. Industry revenue increased 5% and industry operating profit grew by 2%. Median Top-Performing Companies (TPC) scores for the largest A&D firms dropped modestly, while mid-size company scores were flat. Smaller-company scores, however, improved dramatically. In the large-company ...


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