Overview of the global all-weather landing systems market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global all-weather landing systems market to grow at a moderate CAGR of more than 5% between 2016 and 2020. Owing to the constant growth in commercial aircraft movements as well as in passenger traffic, there has been an increase in the demand for autopilot landing systems. The application of computers in a landing system helps in effective monitoring and measuring of the heading, altitude, airspeed, and distance of aircrafts through autopilot systems to ensure their safe landing during adverse climatic conditions and low visibility. These systems are also used at airports that face critical weather conditions such as dense snow, rain, or fog. Also, several aircrafts are integrating next-generation en-route automation modernization (ERAM) with their avionics system to manage the growing population of air travellers. These systems have a satellite-based ATM approach that aids in efficient landing, take-off, and flight operations of aircraft.
To overcome the challenges of flight operations, passenger safety, and airport throughput, several aircrafts are shifting towards a modern GPS system from a radio-based navigation. The new system enables accurate and better-organized airplane approaches that result in quicker travel times with fewer delays. Moreover, the aircraft equipped with the advanced GPS system requires lesser fuel and make limited noise
Outlook of the global autopilot systems market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the global autopilot systems market will grow progressively and post a moderate CAGR of around 5% by 2020. The growing demand for automation, to enhance the flight operational safety and efficiency and to reduce operating costs for greater profits will be one of the primary market drivers. In this market, major vendors will be investing in the development of technologies that will increase the efficiency of autopilot systems with a highly advanced architecture that provides greater efficiency, is easily manageable, and also enhances the safety of the aircraft. Such investments for the development of advanced technologies will fuel the prospects for growth in this market over the next few years. For instance, Honeywell recently entered into a contract with Indigo Airlines to install cockpit technologies that will provide greater situational awareness for the pilot and the autopilot.
According to the market analyst at Technavio, the Americas will dominate the total market share and post a CAGR of approximately 4% by 2020. The major factor contributing to the progress of the market will be the introduction of regulations for the enhancement of flight safety standards and technology for passengers and airlines. As a result, there will be initiatives for remotely controlled systems in commercial airlines in case of emergencies, which will allow air traffic controllers and government agencies to take control of an aircraft and autopilot systems during emergencies.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The market appears to be highly competitive, and sellers compete on the basis of cost, product quality, reliability, and aftermarket service to gain market shares. To survive in the highly competitive market, business houses will be investing in resources and technology to provide
Overview of the global aircraft galley equipment market
According to Technavio’s market research analysis, the global aircraft galley equipment market will grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 3% during the forecast period. One of the primary growth drivers for the aircraft galley market is the surging demand for energy-efficient aircraft from APAC. The cost-efficient business model and no-frills service strategy adopted by the regional airlines have boosted the demand for new aircrafts in the region. The region is envisaged to receive numerous aircrafts in the coming years driven by the increased delivery of new narrow-body aircraft to meet the growing demands of low-cost airlines and will have a corresponding rise in the demand for galley equipment in the region. Owing to the growing demand for new aircrafts in the region, many aerospace component manufacturing companies have started investing in the establishment of facilities and aftersales centers. Such developments will also encourage the galley equipment providers to offer cost-effective products to the aircraft manufacturers.
The growing preference for business travel has increased significantly, prompting aircraft manufacturers and business jet leasing companies to offer innovative and luxurious on-board experiences to the passengers. The high demand for luxury travel and the desire for comfort is leading to the growing instances of VIP cabin conversions. To meet the rising expectations and changing preferences of customers, various teams such as engineers, ground interior designers, completion specialists, and manufacturers are focusing on advanced technology and high premium cabin refurbishments. Completion centers and manufacturers are conducting cabin innovations, which in turn is expanding the refurbishment capabilities, propelling the growth
Outlook of the global commercial aircraft carbon brakes market
According to Technavio’s market research analyst, the global commercial aircraft carbon brakes market will exhibit impressive growth during the forecast period and will be positively affected by the demand for lightweight and fuel-efficient aircraft. Due to global warming and climate changes, aerospace companies and airlines have been compelled to promote carbon-reducing measures and energy savings to control and manage greenhouse gas emission that have adverse environmental impacts. Additionally, some airlines and aerospace companies are investing in energy-efficient technologies as an effective measure to reduce fuel consumption. For example, since 2011, Lufthansa German Airlines and its cargo division has been using lightweight containers to reduce the overall weight of the aircraft. At present, carbon composite brake disks are being extensively used in the landing gear system due to their reduced weight, enhanced life, and relatively low maintenance cost. Since its inception, these brakes have evolved as a mature and widely accepted technology for the aerospace companies. A comprehensive market study carried out by the analysts has shown that the global market for commercial aircraft carbon brakes will grow at a CAGR of almost 12% by 2020.
The advent of green aircraft taxiing systems is a key trend ameliorating this market’s growth prospects over the next few years. Aircraft taxiing involves the movement of aircraft on the ground under its engine power. This process burns much fuel, and most aircraft use approximately 600 liters of fuel while taxiing for an average of 3.5 hours a day. As a result, many companies have started developing alternative hybrid or electrically driven approaches to mitigate the excessive fuel consumption and emission impact during aircraft taxiing. For instance, since 2011, companies like Honeywell and Safran have
Overview of the global aircraft synthetic vision system (SVS) market
Technavio’s market research analysts predict that the global aircraft synthetic vision system (SVS) market will grow at a CAGR of more than 6% by 2020. The rotorcraft industry has provided an attractive new market for the SVS. As the rotorcrafts fly environments that have low visibility and obstacles, SVS are more helpful in providing enhanced situational awareness to the helicopter pilots in difficult terrains and congested airspace in metropolitan areas. The SVS combined with features like GPS, accelerometers, gyros, and an external database provide pilots with an animated and colorful real-world virtual 3D view. The increased use of SVS in rotorcrafts to decrease the chances of accidents will benefit the overall SVS market during the forecast period. Recently, Universal Avionics has introduced the helicopter version of its SVS-related products.
Owing to the wide implementation of SVS for aviation applications, there has been huge improvements in the regulatory scenario, which has motivated the air transport sector to equip aircraft with SVS. Such regulations besides encouraging the use of SVS also benefits the operators with the procurement of new aircraft with SVS installation. It also boosts aircraft operators to negotiate for the inclusion of SVS for its fleet, as it allows commercial aircraft operators flying SVS-equipped aircraft to dispatch and depart even if visibility is below authorized minimums.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
This market is highly competitive and the vendors compete on the basis of product quality, reliability, cost, and aftermarket service. The key vendors have an upper hand in the market owing to their product offerings, in-house manufacturing capabilities, R&D, global
Overview of the global helicopter simulator market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the global helicopter simulator market will grow at a modest CAGR of close to 3% by 2020. One of the key market drivers for this market is the increased need for safety and cost effectiveness in the aviation sector. Fluctuating fuel prices make hands-on training in helicopters very expensive. As a result, simulator-based training services are gaining popularity as they help aspiring pilots to learn more in an hour as compared to multiple hours of real flying. Since safety is always an important aspect of flying, regulatory bodies have made the use of simulators mandatory for novice pilots. This recent focus on cost effectiveness and safety will help in the growth of the simulators market during the forecast period.
In this industry research report, analysts have estimated factors like the rising need for high-fidelity simulation systems to propel market growth during the forecast period. High fidelity systems mimic the real world conditions and prepare pilots to handle all types of situations effectively. Advances in technology will lead to the advent of improved flight simulation systems, which use computer graphics and distributed computing to train novice pilots. In addition, factors like the mobile technologies will also lead to market growth as it allows training in environments that are more realistic.
Segmentation by application and analysis of the helicopter simulator market
The commercial segment of the helicopter simulator market was the largest in 2015 with a market share of approximately 63%. The demand for trained helicopter pilots will grow steadily to keep pace with the demand from the oil and gas sector. Since civil helicopter pilots are also required to do general
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