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Global Autopilot Systems Market 2016-2020

Global Autopilot Systems Market 2016-2020

About Autopilot System

Autopilot system is a major component of an aircraft, which is used to operate the aircraft without any pilot supervision. It consists of four major components — the computer system, actuator, gyros, and global positioning service (GPS). The computer system is used to program the autopilot system and helps the pilots to interact with the GPS and the gyros, and transfers the data to the actuator, which then moves the aircraft. Autopilot systems enhance the aircraft control capability of a pilot and increase the cockpit efficiency by placing the aircraft in an auto-mode. It also reduces the overall operating costs. Currently, the role of autopilots has broadened significantly from pilot assistance to automated landing and taking full control of aircraft in emergency situations. However, autopilots can never replace a human operator but only assist in various operations such as monitoring the weather, systems, and trajectory.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global autopilot systems market to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global autopilot systems market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the application and the average price of aircraft type (narrow body, wide body, turboprop, and regional jet).

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Autopilot Systems 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
  • Genesys Aerosystems
  • Honeywell International
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Rockwell Collins
Other prominent vendors
  • Garmin
  • Airware
  • Cloud Cap Technology
  • MicroPilot
  • Trimble Navigation
Market driver
  • Enhancement of safety standards
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Risks associated with high automation technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Introduction of autopilot landing system
  • 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 Autopilot Systems Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global autopilot systems market: Genesys Aerosystems, Honeywell International, Lockheed Martin, and Rockwell Collins.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Garmin, Airware, Cloud Cap Technology, MicroPilot¸ and Trimble Navigation.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Technological advancements will be a key trend for market growth. The incident of aircraft MH 370 missing has created ample chaos in the commercial aviation industry as the reasons for its disappearance still remains undetected. Keeping such events in view, the aerospace companies are developing their R&D technologies to prevent future aircraft accidents. Thus, airlines are emphasizing on sophisticated, autonomous technology that can control the flight in case of any danger.”

According to the report, one of the key drivers for market growth will be increasing demand for automation. Automation enhances flight operational safety and efficiency through providing low operating costs and greater profits. This is especially critical for commercial airlines, which support millions of air travellers. In 2014, the airlines carried a passenger traffic of 838.4 million passengers on more than 8.5 million flights, globally. In the same year, a survey of airline pilots was carried out, which reported that the pilots operating Boeing 777s spent just seven minutes manually piloting their aircraft during a flight, whereas, those operating Airbus planes, spent half that time. Thus, the growing demand for automation in aircraft is driving the autopilot systems market.

Further, the report states that while the autopilot system is being widely approved, the high cost associated with it becomes a major challenge for the airlines. Installing or upgrading an autopilot system is one of the complex, expensive, and time-consuming avionics processes. Depending on their installations, autopilot systems interface with multiple systems like flight controls, engine controls, electrical system, and electrical system.

Companies Mentioned

Genesys Aerosystems, Honeywell International, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Garmin, Airware, Cloud Cap Technology, MicroPilot¸ Trimble Navigation.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
      • Table Factors affecting the autopilot system market
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • 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 autopilot systems market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global autopilot systems market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Advantages of autopilot systems for pilots
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Supply chain system
    • Table Supply chain system for aircraft refurbishment market
  • Value chain system
    • Table Value chain system for global autopilot systems market
  • Market segmentation by aircraft type
    • Table Market segmentation by aircraft type in 2015 and 2020 (% share)
    • Table Market segmentation by revenue 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Table Factors driving the autopilot systems
    • Global autopilot systems for narrow-body aircraft
      • Table Global autopilot systems market for narrow-body aircraft 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global autopilot systems market for wide-body aircraft
      • Table Global autopilot systems in wide-body aircraft 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global autopilot systems market for turboprops
      • Table Global autopilot systems in turboprops 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global autopilot systems market for regional jets
      • Table Global autopilot systems in regional jets 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by component
    • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Market segmentation by component 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Market segmentation by component in 2015 and 2020 (% share)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation by market share
      • Table Geographical segmentation of the market in 2015 and 2020 (% share)
      • Table Market segmentation by geography 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Autopilot systems market in Americas
      • Table Autopilot systems market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Autopilot systems market in EMEA
      • Table Autopilot systems market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Autopilot systems in APAC
      • Table Autopilot systems market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Advantages of automation systems
    • Table Development of ERAM
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Challenges due to high-cost
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Functions of Auto-GCAS
    • Table Factors contributing to technological advancements
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Genesys Aerosystems
      • Table Genesys Aerosystems: Key product lines
    • Honeywell International
      • Table Honeywell International: Business segmentation by revenue in 2015 (%)
      • Table Honeywell International: Geographical segmentation by revenue in 2015 (%)
    • Lockheed Martin
      • Table Lockheed Martin: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
    • Rockwell Collins
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Business segmentation revenue in 2015 (%)
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Geographical segmentation by revenue in 2015 (%)
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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