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Global Air-cushion Vehicle Market 2016-2020

Global Air-cushion Vehicle Market 2016-2020

About Air-cushion vehicles

Traditional air-cushion vehicles were used to transport equipment and troops from ships to beaches or war zones. However, with the changing demand, the air-cushion vehicle industry has witnessed the production of advanced landing crafts that can travel on several types of terrain like ice and sand. Also, the applications of air-cushion vehicles for commercial purposes like ferrying passengers and personal use (like for fishing, transport, and recreational) are rising.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global air-cushion vehicles market to grow at a CAGR of 0.22% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global air-cushion vehicles market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of air-cushion vehicles globally.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Air-cushion Vehicles Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Aerohod
  • AirLift Hovercraft
  • ALMAZ
  • Griffon Hoverwork
  • Textron
Other prominent vendors
  • Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers
  • Hovertechnics
  • Hovertrans Solutions
  • Neoteric Hovercraft
  • Feodosia Shipbuilding Company
  • The British Hovercraft Company
  • Universal Hovercraft
Market driver
  • Emphasis on maritime security
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Developments in modern alternatives to LCAC
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Development of air-cushion icebreakers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Air-cushion Vehicles Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global air-cushion vehicles market: Aerohod, AirLift Hovercraft, ALMAZ, Griffon Hoverwork, and Textron

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Hovertechnics, Hovertrans Solutions, Neoteric Hovercraft, Feodosia Shipbuilding Company, The British Hovercraft Company, and Universal Hovercraft

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “There are several new developments in the design of air-cushion vehicles to improve the maneuverability and to increase the payload. Successive developments have improved their carrying capacity to up to 60-75 tons of payloads. They are capable of transporting M-1 Abrams tank across the beach. These vehicles have also improved in terms of speed. Also, the air-cushion technology allows the vehicle to reach over 70% of the global coastline, while the conventional landing crafts could access only 15% of the coastline.”

According to the report, the growing emphasis on maritime security due to rising territorial water zone disputes and growing security concerns for sea trade across the world are driving the global air-cushion vehicle market. Currently, over 50,000 merchant ships carry out the majority of the global trade, which is likely to increase during the forecast period. However, these ships constantly face the threats from pirates on major trade routes across the Middle East and Africa regions like in the Suez Canal, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, and the Arabian Sea. Therefore, to counter such pirate attacks and to safeguard the trading ships, many countries are investing highly in amphibian landing vessels like air-cushion vehicles.

Further, the report states that since air-cushions vehicles operate close to the shores, they are always prone to attacks from enemies. They are especially targeted by adversaries as they carry armed troops and ammunitions. These vessels also face increasing threats from fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) in littoral waters. FIAC's are a small, agile, and highly offensive crafts equipped with anti-ship missiles, guns, and torpedoes. FIAC have varying operating ranges, and the bigger the operating range of the FIAC is from the shore, the less potent the air-cushion vessels become. Even when operating in non-shallow waters, air-cushion vessels encounter threats from underwater vessels and even divers.

Companies Mentioned

Aerohod, AirLift Hovercraft, ALMAZ, Griffon Hoverwork, Textron, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Hovertechnics, Hovertrans Solutions, Neoteric Hovercraft, Feodosia Shipbuilding Company, The British Hovercraft Company, Universal Hovercraft

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
    • Definition
      • Table Advantages of air-cushion vehicle
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Key countries in each region
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global air-cushion vehicle market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global air-cushion vehicle market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Applications of air-cushion vehicles
      • Table Uses of air-cushion vehicles
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation
    • Global air-cushion vehicle market segmentation by application
      • Table Market segmentation by application
    • Market share by application
      • Table Market share by application 2015 and 2020
      • Table Market segmentation by application 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global military air-cushion vehicle market
      • Table Global military air-cushion vehicle market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Major military air-cushion vehicles
    • Global commercial air-cushion vehicle market
      • Table Global commercial air-cushion vehicle market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Major air-cushion vehicle associations and clubs
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global air-cushion vehicle market segmentation by geography
      • Table Market share by geography 2015 and 2020
    • Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015-2020
      • Table Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Air-cushion vehicle market in Americas
      • Table Air-cushion vehicle market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Air-cushion vehicle market in EMEA
      • Table Air-cushion vehicle market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Air-cushion vehicle market in APAC
      • Table Air-cushion vehicle market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries based on growth rate over 2015-2020
  • Market drivers
    • Table Global operators of air-cushion vehicles
    • Table Applications of air-cushion vehicles for non-military purposes
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Recent patents for air-cushion vehicles
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table List of key vendors
      • Table Major competitors: Benchmarking
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Aerohod
      • Table Aerohod: Product portfolio
      • Table Aerohod: Product specification
    • AirLift Hovercraft
      • Table AirLift Hovercraft: Product portfolio
      • Table AirLift Hovercraft: Product specification
    • ALMAZ Shipbuilding Company
      • Table ALMAZ Shipbuilding Company: Product portfolio
      • Table ALMAZ Shipbuilding Company: Product specification
    • Griffon Hoverwork
      • Table Griffon Hoverwork: Product segmentation
      • Table Griffon Hoverwork: Product specification
    • Textron Systems
      • Table Textron Systems: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Textron Systems: Product segmentation
      • Table Textron Systems: Product specification
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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