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Global Commercial Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market 2017-2021

Global Commercial Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market 2017-2021

About Commercial Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)

Auxiliary power units (APUs), which are most widely used in commercial aircraft, are gas turbine engines that provide energy for various functions other than thrust. They are usually located at the rear tail section of aircraft. Boeing 727 aircraft was the first jetliner that featured a gas turbine APU in 1963. With the advancement in technology, fuel-efficient and lightweight APUs are being manufactured and installed with most large and medium-sized modern-day aircraft.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global commercial aircraft auxiliary power unit (APU) market to grow at a CAGR of 7.07% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global commercial aircraft auxiliary power unit (APU) market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Commercial Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market 2017-2021, 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
  • Honeywell International
  • Safran
  • United Technologies Corporation
Other prominent vendors
  • AEROSILA
  • První brněnská strojírna Velká Bíteš
  • Technodinamika
Market driver
  • Rise in demand for procurement of new-generation aircraft
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Effects of carbon neutral target
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of 3D printing technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Commercial Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global commercial aircraft auxiliary power unit (APU) market: Honeywell International, Safran, and United Technologies Corporation.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AEROSILA, První brněnská strojírna Velká Bíteš, and Technodinamika.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is emergence of 3D printing technology. With the growth of the aerospace industry, aerospace companies are looking for innovative ways and technologies to manage their costs efficiently along with meeting the demands of the aviation market. One such technology is 3D printing or additive manufacturing. Aircraft component manufacturers are adopting this technology to develop cabin interiors and complex engine parts for their commercial aircraft.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is rise in demand for procurement of new-generation aircraft. Commercial aircraft OEMs are actively engaged in the development of new-generation aircraft that feature both reduced fuel consumption and decreased noise and carbon emission. The demand for air travel will likely double in the next 20 years due to the growth in air travel in key countries such as China, Russia, India, Indonesia, and the US. The year-over-year increase in air travel has also essentialized the induction of new aircraft to facilitate the growing demand. Therefore, both the aircraft OEMs and their suppliers are revamping their production facilities to ensure scheduled deliveries.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is effects of carbon neutral target. Most APUs used in commercial airlines are small gas turbines and consume a significant amount of fuel during operation. Since the late 1990s, there have been increasing efforts to diminish the fuel consumption during flight operation substantially. Aerospace companies and airlines worldwide are aggressively promoting carbon-reducing procedures and energy-saving measures to control and manage greenhouse gas emissions, which have adverse environmental impacts. Increasing challenges arising from climate changes and global warming have compelled many countries to adopt stringent regulations to reduce carbon emissions.

Companies Mentioned

Honeywell International, Safran, and United Technologies Corporation, AEROSILA, První brněnská strojírna Velká Bíteš, and Technodinamika.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Important sections of a typical gas turbine commercial aircraft APU
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global commercial aircraft APU market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global commercial aircraft APU market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by aircraft type
    • Global commercial aircraft APU market segmentation by aircraft type
      • Table Global commercial aircraft APU market segmentation by aircraft type 2016 (%)
      • Table Global commercial aircraft APU market segmentation by aircraft type 2021 (%)
      • Table Global commercial aircraft APU market segmentation by aircraft type 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global narrow-body aircraft APU market
      • Table Global narrow-body aircraft APU market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global wide-body aircraft APU market
      • Table Global wide-body aircraft APU market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global regional aircraft APU market
      • Table Global regional aircraft APU market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global commercial aircraft APU market– market size & forecast
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas – market size & forecast
      • Table Americas – Market size & forecast ($ millions)
      • Table Americas – Year-over-year growth
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • EMEA – market size & forecast
      • Table EMEA – Market size & forecast ($ millions)
      • Table EMEA – Year-over-year growth
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • APAC – market size & forecast
      • Table APAC – Market size & forecast ($ millions)
      • Table APAC – Year-over-year growth
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Major parts suppliers for COMAC C919
      • Table Key objectives of e-APU
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of 3D printing technology
      • Table Advantages of 3D printing over conventional manufacturing
    • Biofuel: An alternative aviation fuel to reduce carbon footprint
      • Table Comparison between jet fuel and biofuel
    • Development of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer-based electrical harness bracket
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Honeywell International
      • Table Honeywell International: Product portfolio
    • Safran
      • Table Safran Power Units: Different APU models
    • United Technologies Corporation
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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