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Commercial Aircraft Seating Market by Cabin Class, Aircraft Type, and Geography - Global Forecast and Analysis 2019-2023

Commercial Aircraft Seating Market by Cabin Class, Aircraft Type, and Geography - Global Forecast and Analysis 2019-2023

Global Commercial Aircraft Seating Market: About this market

Technavio’s commercial aircraft seating market analysis considers sales from economy class, business class, premium economy class, and first-class. Our analysis also considers the sales of commercial aircraft seating in APAC, Europe, North America, South America, and MEA. In 2018, economy class segment had a significant market share, and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Factors such as in-house design capabilities to reduce aircraft turnaround time associated with cabin refurbishment will play a significant role in the economy class segment to maintain its market position. Also, our global commercial aircraft seating market report looks at factors such as need for cabin retrofitting to enhance passenger comfort, growing demand for luxury air travel, and rising procurement of new generation aircraft. However, delays in aircraft deliveries and order cancellations, sourcing risks associated with aviation industry, and stringent regulatory norms limiting adoption of new technologies may hamper the growth of the commercial aircraft seating industry over the forecast period.

Global Commercial Aircraft Seating Market: Overview

Growing demand for luxury air travel

Growing financial affluence among global consumers is prompting consumers to spend on unique experiences. This is driving aircraft interior designers to experiment with modern systems, that include the integration of luxurious seats into the business-class and first-class segments in modern aircraft. The increasing demand for luxury has led to the creation of separate business-class cabins on most wide-body aircraft. As an emerging middle-class seeks the material-aspects of luxury travel, mature markets, are craving for a new, evolved type of luxury. Thus, the adoption of premium seats in the business-class and the comfort offered will lead to the expansion of the global commercial aircraft seating market at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period.

Use of composites and other advanced materials for seat design and construction

To improve fuel efficiency, operational costs, and increase profit margins of airline operators, lightweight materials such as magnesium alloys are increasingly used in the construction of structural components of aircraft. These alloys have uniform crystalline structure with higher tensile strength and higher fracture resistance than other conventional seat construction materials. Companies are striving to enhance passenger comfort and safety through innovative fabric designs. Thus, the use of alloys and advanced fabrics for seat construction is expected to have a positive impact on the overall market growth.

For the detailed list of factors that will drive the global commercial aircraft seating market during the forecast period 2019-2023, click here.

Competitive Landscape

With the presence of several major players, the global commercial aircraft seating market is fragmented. Technavio’s robust vendor analysis is designed to help clients improve their market position, and in line with this, this report provides a detailed analysis of several leading commercial aircraft seating manufacturers, that include Airbus SE, Aviointeriors Spa, JAMCO Corp., Safran SA, United Technologies Corp.

Also, the commercial aircraft seating market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth. This is to help companies strategize and leverage on all forthcoming growth opportunities.


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Preface
      • Table Product overview
    • Currency conversion rates for US$
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Global aerospace and defense market
      • Table Segments of global aerospace and defense market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2018
      • Table Market size 2018
    • Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Global market: Size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Global market: Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2018
    • Table Five forces analysis 2023
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2018
  • Market segmentation by cabin class
    • Table Cabin class - Market share 2018-2023 (%)
    • Comparison by cabin class
      • Table Comparison by cabin class
    • Economy class - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Economy class - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Economy class - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Business class - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Business class - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Business class - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Premium economy class - Market size and forecast 2018- 2023
      • Table Premium economy class - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Premium economy class - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • First class - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table First class - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table First class - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Market opportunity by cabin class
      • Table Market opportunity by cabin class
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Market segmentation by aircraft type
    • Table Aircraft type - Market share 2018-2023 (%)
    • Comparison by aircraft type
      • Table Comparison by aircraft type
    • Narrowbody - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Narrowbody - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Narrowbody - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Widebody - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Widebody - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Widebody - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Regional aircraft - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Regional aircraft - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Regional aircraft - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Market opportunity by aircraft type
      • Table Market opportunity by aircraft type
  • Geographic landscape
    • Geographic segmentation
      • Table Market share by geography 2018-2023 (%)
    • Geographic comparison
      • Table Geographic comparison
    • North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table North America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Europe - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table South America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table MEA - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Diversification of OEMs into aftermarket
    • Launch of aviation-friendly government initiatives
    • Use of composites and other advanced materials for seat design and construction
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • Airbus SE
      • Table Airbus SE - Vendor overview
      • Table Airbus SE - Business segments
      • Table Airbus SE - Organizational developments
      • Table Airbus SE - Geographic focus
      • Table Airbus SE - Segment focus
      • Table Airbus SE - Key offerings
    • Aviointeriors Spa
      • Table Aviointeriors Spa - Vendor overview
      • Table Aviointeriors Spa - Product segments
      • Table Aviointeriors Spa - Key offerings
    • JAMCO Corp.
      • Table JAMCO Corp. - Vendor overview
      • Table JAMCO Corp. - Business segments
      • Table JAMCO Corp. - Organizational developments
      • Table JAMCO Corp. - Geographic focus
      • Table JAMCO Corp. - Segment focus
      • Table JAMCO Corp. - Key offerings
    • Safran SA
      • Table Safran SA - Vendor overview
      • Table Safran SA - Business segments
      • Table Safran SA - Organizational developments
      • Table Safran SA - Geographic focus
      • Table Safran SA - Segment focus
      • Table Safran SA - Key offerings
    • United Technologies Corp.
      • Table United Technologies Corp. - Vendor overview
      • Table United Technologies Corp. - Business segments
      • Table United Technologies Corp. - Organizational developments
      • Table United Technologies Corp. - Geographic focus
      • Table United Technologies Corp. - Segment focus
      • Table United Technologies Corp. - Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • Research methodology
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing
    • List of abbreviations
    • Definition of market positioning of vendors
      • Table Definition of market positioning of vendors
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