The non-metallic segment of aerospace has been growing faster than the metal segment for the past several years.
The industry’s non-Metallicity Index (NCI) was up 6.7% in 2018 to 2,818.
The nonmetallic index for 2018 has more than doubled to 4,737.
Non-metallicity index for non-heavy-lift aircraft rose 4.6% to 1,631.
Non-metal oxide aircraft increased by 4.3% to 927.
The sector is expected to grow by another 9% in 2019, according to the Aerospace and Defense Industry Association.
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