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Global Commercial Aircraft Windows and Windshields Market 2016-2020

Global Commercial Aircraft Windows and Windshields Market 2016-2020

About Windows in Aircraft Passenger Cabins

Windows in aircraft passenger cabins are smaller in size to maximize the areas of the hull between them and to increase the mechanical strength of the airframe. From a technical point of view, an aircraft fuselage would be much stronger if it could completely remove cut-outs for windows and windshields. In the 1970s, there were incidents in several De Havilland Comets (UK-built commercial jet aircraft), where large windows caused issues with integrating the windows to the aircraft. Furthermore, commercial jet airliners are pressurized, which creates a strain on the hull. There are also chances of metal fatigue in the areas between windows which, in extreme cases, can lead to failure of the metal. Due to this, cargo aircraft fuselage designs are mostly windowless.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market to grow at a CAGR of 3.16% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the average price of the product on aircraft in various regions.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Commercial Aircraft Windows and Windshields 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
  • Gentex
  • GKN Aerospace
  • PPG Industries
  • Lee Aerospace
  • Saint-Gobain Sully
Other prominent vendors
  • AIP Aerospace
  • AJW Aviation
  • Nordam
  • TBM Glass
  • Triumph
Market driver
  • Growing demand for eco-friendly aircraft and components
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Damages caused by bird strikes
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of adjustable tint airplane windows
  • 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 Commercial Aircraft Windows and Windshields Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market: Gentex, GKN Aerospace, PPG Industries, Lee Aerospace, and Saint-Gobain Sully.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AIP Aerospace, AJW Aviation, Nordam, TBM Glass, and Triumph.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A trend is based on the development of intelligent window system, which would enable ease of maintenance by monitoring the life and performance of the window system. PPG Industries collected the data from sensors by mounting the windshield on a window sensing hub and analyzing the data with the help of the Central Maintenance System. This will automate the aircraft maintenance process, making it swift and more effectual directly influencing the reliability of the maintenance system.”

According to the report, one of the key drivers for market growth will be enhanced passenger experience with larger windows. Intercontinental flights often involve a duration of 10 hours or more. During these long-haul flights, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer, developed a new way of improving the in-flight experience for passengers. Embraer uses windows with bigger dimensions (comparable to an aircraft door) in its Lineage 1000 business jet product line, which provides clear visibility from above 35,000 feet for passengers.

Further, the report states that mechanical damages including pits, chips, scratches, hazing leads to the combined effect of crazing can be considered as a major challenge in operating an aircraft. Crazing on windshields, in particular, can affect the pilot’s vision. As the sunrays hit the windshield at a particular angle, each scratch reflects the light rays in all directions, making it difficult to see through the windshield. Furthermore, with each pressurization cycle, crazing penetrates deeper into the material. This creates an exponentially increasing level of damage to the windscreen, which, after a certain threshold limit, cannot be repaired and has to be replaced. Replacement of windshields is quite cost-intensive, and hence, mechanical damages leading to high cost are a challenge for the market.

Companies Mentioned

Gentex, GKN Aerospace, PPG Industries, Lee Aerospace, Saint-Gobain Sully, AIP Aerospace, AJW Aviation, Nordam, TBM Glass, and Triumph.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
    • Key consumer insights
      • Table Key buying criteria for the global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market
    • Key takeaway for competitors
    • MRO services
      • Table Steps to identify proper maintenance and repair requirements of aircraft windows and windshields
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Market overview
      • Table Materials used for construction of commercial aircraft windows and windshields
    • Aircraft windows and windshields: Interlayer
      • Table Interlayer materials used to manufacture aircraft windows and windshields
    • Future outlook
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Table Global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market by product 2015 and 2020
    • Table Global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market by product 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Table Development of new aircraft windows and windshields: Improvements in design and properties
    • Global commercial aircraft windows market
      • Table Global commercial aircraft windows market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global commercial aircraft windshields market
      • Table Global commercial aircraft windshields market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by aircraft type
    • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market by aircraft type 2015-2020
      • Table Global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market by aircraft type 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation by market share
      • Table Global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market by geography 2015 and 2020
      • Table Global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market by geography 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Commercial aircraft windows and windshields market in the Americas
      • Table Commercial aircraft windows and windshields market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Commercial aircraft windows and windshields market in EMEA
      • Table Commercial aircraft windows and windshields market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Commercial aircraft windows and windshields market in APAC
      • Table Commercial aircraft windows and windshields market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Advent of new technologies
    • Enhanced passenger experience with larger windows
    • Development of advanced and new aircraft models
    • Growing demand for eco-friendly aircraft and components
      • Table Factors driving the demand for eco-friendly aircraft
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Mechanical damages leading to high cost
    • Damages caused by bird strikes
    • Design constraints
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Implementation of lightweight materials to improve fuelefficiency
    • Shift toward interactive and smart windows
    • Emergence of adjustable tint airplane windows
    • Innovation in prevention of arcing and ice-formation
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Gentex
      • Table Gentex: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Gentex: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
    • GKN Aerospace
    • PPG Industries
      • Table PPG Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table PPG Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table PPG Industries: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Lee Aerospace
    • Saint-Gobain Sully
      • Table Saint-Gobain Sully: Application areas
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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