Aircraft Sensors Market By Technology (Wired And Wireless), By Aircraft (Narrow-Body Aircraft, Wide-Body Aircraft, Very Large Aircraft, Regional Aircraft, General Aviation, Helicopter, Military Aircraft, UAV) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026

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The global market for aircraft sensors was valued at US$ 1,653.2 Mn in 2017 and is expected to reach US$ 2,686.5 Mn by 2026 at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2018 to 2026. The demand for aircraft sensors is primarily driven by production of new aircrafts. The fleet size of passenger aircrafts in service crossed 19,000 units, with record level of deliveries in 2016 due to continuous increase in passenger traffic. In 2016, the global air travelers’ traffic grew impressively by 6.4% compared to passenger traffic in the last year. In busy and packed lifestyle, to save the time, people are preferring to fly from one place to another. In addition, availability of airline services at cheaper rate reshaping travelers perception with respect to other traveling options. In addition, steadily reducing oil and jet fuel prices are also motivating airline service providers to expand their operations to support rising demand for airline services. Some major aircraft manufacturers including Boeing Co. and Airbus Group, also predicts considerable investment opportunity in new commercial aircraft manufacturing in the next decade with increasing number of air travelers. According to Boeing, rise in middle-income level travelers will create a demand for more than 41,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years. This predicted increase in the numbers of new aircraft is foreseen to drive the demand for aircraft sensors.  

Wireless sensors to outpace wired sensors in aircraft control and monitoring applications

Aircraft industry is continuously looking to integrate solutions that will help to reduce operational and maintenance cost for them. Use of wireless sensor networks in aircraft structural health monitoring would benefit aircraft operators in reducing weight and design complexity. All these benefits directly result into lower maintenance and operational cost ensuring additional revenues for airlines operators. In addition, wireless sensors improve the effectiveness of data acquisition as it allows connecting multiple data acquisition units without requiring external hardware. At present, several projects are ongoing to check feasibility of wireless sensor networks over wired sensor system. Europe has supported a project FLite Instrumentation TEst WIreless SEnsor (FLITE-WISE), intended to check feasibility of using wireless sensors networks (WSN) using radio interface technology to communicate. Wireless sensors are expected to witness robust growth in the near future with improving effectiveness of this technology over wired solutions and rising awareness about the benefits of WSN in aircraft maintenance and monitoring.

Narrow-body aircrafts predicted to be the most prominent product category for aircraft sensor manufacturers and suppliers

Narrow-body aircraft segment is expected to remain dominant aircraft category for aircraft sensors with their increasing production and demand over the forecast period. Leading aircraft manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus both predicts that narrow-body aircrafts is expected to remain the most potential product category with 70% of total new aircraft deliveries over the next 20 years. Narrow-body aircraft consumes less fuel that significantly reduces operating cost for airline service providers. This is the primary factors influencing airlines operators to shift towards narrow-body aircraft over wide-body aircraft. In North America, wide-body aircrafts accounted for 20% of domestic flying capacity in 1983, which was reduced to 5% by 2014. Similar trend is observed in China and other major countries across the world. Thus, the wide-body aircraft product category is expected to witness slow growth in the aircraft sensors market. 

North America will maintain its dominance over the forecast period

U.S. is the largest aerospace engineering market globally. Aircraft engineering is one of the top contributing sectors in the U.S. manufacturing industry. The U.S. government gives significant attention to aerospace industry, as it comprises 3% of the total manufacturing workforce in the country. Moreover, U.S. is the largest manufacturer and exporter of commercial aircrafts. France, Germany, Japan and UK are major customers for the U.S. aircraft manufacturers. However, Asian countries including India, China and Southeast Asian countries are expected to be the major market for aircraft manufacturers due to increasing air travelers in these countries. Asia Pacific, comprises largest fleet size of commercial aircrafts and expected to witness the fastest growth for aircraft sensors with growing demand for narrow-body aircrafts in the region.  

Product innovation is the key strategy adopted by leading aircraft sensors manufacturers

Recognized aircraft sensors manufacturers including Honeywell International Inc, UTC Aerospace Systems, TE Connectivity Ltd., Zodiac Aerospace, Meggitt Plc, Safran Electronic & Defense, Ametek, Inc., Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Esterline Technologies Corporation and others are focusing on product innovation, partnership agreements and geographical expansions for better revenue enhancement opportunities. Recently, Honeywell introduced its new series of self-diagnosing Integral Health Monitoring (IHM) proximity sensors that gives alerts when sensor system is damaged or impacted. Introduction of such innovative products to enhance performance of aircraft systems and to reduce aircraft maintenance cost will help manufacturers to gain competitive advantage in the industry. 

Historical & Forecast Period

This study report represents analysis of each segment from 2022 to 2032 considering 2023 as the base year. Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for each of the respective segments estimated for the forecast period of 2024 to 2032.

The current report comprises of quantitative market estimations for each micro market for every geographical region and qualitative market analysis such as micro and macro environment analysis, market trends, competitive intelligence, segment analysis, porters five force model, top winning strategies, top investment markets, emerging trends and technological analysis, case studies, strategic conclusions and recommendations and other key market insights.

Research Methodology

The complete research study was conducted in three phases, namely: secondary research, primary research, and expert panel review. key data point that enables the estimation of Aircraft Sensors market are as follows:

  • Research and development budgets of manufacturers and government spending
  • Revenues of key companies in the market segment
  • Number of end users and consumption volume, price and value.
  • Geographical revenues generate by countries considered in the report
  • Micro and macro environment factors that are currently influencing the Aircraft Sensors market and their expected impact during the forecast period.

Market forecast was performed through proprietary software that analyzes various qualitative and quantitative factors. Growth rate and CAGR were estimated through intensive secondary and primary research. Data triangulation across various data points provides accuracy across various analyzed market segments in the report. Application of both top down and bottom-up approach for validation of market estimation assures logical, methodical and mathematical consistency of the quantitative data.

Research Period  2022-2032
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period  2024-2032
Historical Year  2022
Unit  USD Million
  • Wired Sensors
  • Wireless Sensors

  • Narrow-Body Aircraft
  • Wide-Body Aircraft
  • Very Large Aircraft
  • Regional Aircraft
  • General Aircraft
  • Helicopter
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

 Region Segment (2022-2032; US$ Million)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • UK and European Union
    • UK
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC
    • Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

Key questions answered in this report

  • What are the key micro and macro environmental factors that are impacting the growth of Aircraft Sensors market?
  • What are the key investment pockets with respect to product segments and geographies currently and during the forecast period?
  • Estimated forecast and market projections up to 2032.
  • Which segment accounts for the fastest CAGR during the forecast period?
  • Which market segment holds a larger market share and why?
  • Are low and middle-income economies investing in the Aircraft Sensors market?
  • Which is the largest regional market for Aircraft Sensors market?
  • What are the market trends and dynamics in emerging markets such as Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa?
  • Which are the key trends driving Aircraft Sensors market growth?
  • Who are the key competitors and what are their key strategies to enhance their market presence in the Aircraft Sensors market worldwide?
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