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Global Commercial Aircraft Honeycomb Core Market 2017-2021

Global Commercial Aircraft Honeycomb Core Market 2017-2021

About Commercial Aircraft Honeycomb Core

A honeycomb structure is made from a core material that resembles a beehive’s honeycomb. It is sandwiched or laminated between thin outer skin sheets. The honeycomb design provides an excellent combination of efficiency and strength, while drastically reducing the component weight. The applications of honeycomb material include use in flooring, enclosures, walls, and decorative shapes. A variety of metals and synthetics are manufactured in honeycomb shapes. Most common materials used include aluminum, aramid fibers, phenolic-impregnated Kraft paper, and polypropylene. Honeycombs can be filled with polyurethane foam. They can also be left without a filler material. Proper selection of filler depends on the required application. Some other possibilities for honeycomb materials are steel, plywood, and stainless steel.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market to grow at a CAGR of 7.78% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the sales of honeycomb core structures in 2016.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Commercial Aircraft Honeycomb Core 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
  • DuPont
  • EURO-COMPOSITES
  • Hexcel
  • Plascore
  • Rockwell Collins
Other prominent vendors
  • Argosy International
  • The Gill
  • Indy Honeycomb
  • TRB Lightweight Structures
  • Tubus Bauer
Market driver
  • Increasing demand for lightweight materials in modern aircraft to improve fuel economy
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High production cost
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Advancement in material 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 Honeycomb Core Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market: DuPont, EURO-COMPOSITES, Hexcel, Plascore, and Rockwell Collins

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Argosy International, The Gill, Indy Honeycomb, TRB Lightweight Structures, and Tubus Bauer.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Advancement in material technology. Metallic and composite materials used in the aviation industry continue to improve and develop, to offer better performance in terms of lighter weight, better strength, and improved heat and corrosion resistance. Advancements in machining and cutting technologies give manufacturers access to materials, which were previously deemed impractical or difficult to machine. It results in acceleration of evolution of new materials. The adoption of new materials is increasing at a rapid pace, and it requires expertise to maintain a proper balance between component design and material selection.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing demand for lightweight materials in modern aircraft to improve fuel economy. For over 50 years, Aluminum dominated the aerospace materials market as it was considered lightweight and inexpensive. Almost 70% of an aircraft, from the engine components to the fuselage, was made using aluminum. Other materials and alloys were used in smaller proportions.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is High production cost. Providing a structure that is safe and durable is a matter of primary importance because the failure of structural components leads to catastrophic results. The modern and advanced technologies have enabled development of large and efficient commercial aircraft, which have eventually transformed air transportation. These aircraft have several critical structures, including engine, fuselage, empennage, and wings. The aircraft structure must be strong, corrosion-resistant, and lightweight, as they need to operate under high stress and varying temperature conditions. Despite these challenges, the structures must remain operational for the entire lifetime of the aircraft. One pound of added weight requires increased wing area to generate the additional lift; the requirement of additional thrust, to overcome the increased drag, results in reduced fuel efficiency.

Companies Mentioned

DuPont, EURO-COMPOSITES, Hexcel, Plascore, Rockwell Collins, Argosy International, The Gill, Indy Honeycomb, TRB Lightweight Structures, Tubus Bauer

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Global commercial aircraft manufacturing market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Characteristics of various core materials in honeycomb core structures
      • Table Key honeycomb cell configurations
      • Table Advantages of honeycomb structures
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by material
    • Segmentation of global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market by material
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market by material2016 and 2021 (in %)
  • Market segmentation by aircraft type
    • Segmentation of global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market by aircraft type
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market by aircraft type2016 and 2021 (%)
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market by aircraft type2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market for narrow-body aircraft
      • Table Global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market in narrow-body aircraft segment2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Airbus narrow-body aircraft (including all narrow-body variants) as of July 2017(units)
      • Table Boeing 737 as of December 2016 (units)
    • Global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market in wide-body aircraft segment
      • Table Global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market in wide-body aircraft 2016-2021($ millions)
      • Table Airbus 380 firm orders as of May 2017 (in units)
    • Global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market in regional aircraft segment
      • Table Global commercial aircraft honeycomb core market in regional aircraft 2016-2021 ($millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation of commercial aircraft honeycomb core market
      • Table Geographical segmentation of commercial aircraft honeycomb core market 2016and 2021 (%)
      • Table Geographical segmentation of commercial aircraft honeycomb core market 2016-2021 ($ million)
    • Commercial aircraft honeycomb core market in Americas
      • Table Commercial aircraft honeycomb core market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Commercial aircraft honeycomb core market in EMEA
      • Table Commercial aircraft honeycomb core market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Commercial aircraft honeycomb core market in APAC
      • Table Commercial aircraft honeycomb core market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Composition of the structure of Airbus A350XWB
      • Table Composition of the structure of Boeing 787
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Use of lightweight rubber membrane in honeycomb cores to reduce noise in aircraft
    • Emergence of additive manufacturing in aircraft structure manufacturing
    • Advancement in material technology
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • DuPont
      • Table DuPont: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
    • EURO-COMPOSITES
      • Table EURO-COMPOSITES: Key industries served
    • Hexcel
      • Table Hexcel: Product portfolio
      • Table Hexcel: Key products portfolio
    • Plascore
      • Table Plascore: Key capabilities
      • Table Plascore: Key brands
      • Table Key applications of Plascore's honeycomb core in commercial aircraft
      • Table Plascore: Key aerospace customers
    • Rockwell Collins
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Business segmentation revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Key brands
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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