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Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems Market 2016-2020

About the Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) Market

Helicopter FCS is an integral part of a helicopter, and it is used to operate, control, and monitor the flight without the continuous supervision of the pilot. They can be mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems that automate a wide variety of in-flight tasks. They also reduce the aircraft weight and information-management workload, save power, allow easier interaction with air traffic control systems to avoid accidents, reduce overall operating costs, and speed up the training of novice pilots. They play a critical role in enhancing the situational awareness and safety of both the pilot and the aircraft.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) Market to grow at a CAGR of 2.4% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) Market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated in the overall market.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) 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
  • Liebherr
  • Moog
  • Sagem
  • UTC Aerospace
  • Woodward
Market driver
  • Introduction of automatic FCS
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Defense budget cuts
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Shift toward FBW control systems
  • 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 Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) Market: Liebherr, Moog, Sagem, UTC Aerospace Systems, and Woodward.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A trend that will propel market growth is the shift towards the fly-by-wire or FBW control systems. The mechanical and hydro-mechanical FCS are generally heavy. Their flight control cables require proper channeling through the aircraft by tension wires, systems of pulleys, hydraulic pipes, and cranks. Considering all the issues in mechanical, hydraulic, and electromechanical FCS, further technological advancements have paved the way for FBW technology. This system replaces the conventional manual flight controls of an aircraft with an electronic interface. This advanced FCS stabilizes the aircraft without the input from the pilot. It features a flight computer that analyses the pilot's control activities and sends electric signals to the flight control surface actuators without any mechanical linkage.”

According to the report, a key growth driver is the introduction of automatic flight control systems. The introduction of automatic flight control systems (AFCS) has not only improved aircraft stability and handling but also enabled automation of flight in certain parts of missions, thus reducing the workload of the crew. They are equipped with sensors that monitor internal conditions (engine controls, total load, and flight speed) as well as external conditions (airspeed, altitude, and navigational information) of a helicopter. The autopilot system enables functions like point-to-point navigation and automatic tracking of instrument landing system (ILS), which help in efficient and safer landing operations. Artificial feel system controls most of the automatic FCS. These advanced systems prevent any unauthorized pilot or potential hijacker from controlling an aircraft.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could hamper market growth is defense budget cuts. "

Companies Mentioned

Liebherr, Moog, Sagem, UTC Aerospace Systems, Woodward

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • 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 FCS
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
  • Global aerospace and defense value chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense value chain system
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Market share by helicopter application
      • Table Segmentation of global helicopter FCS market by application 2015
      • Table Segmentation of global helicopter FCS market by application 2020
      • Table Segmentation of global helicopter FCS market by revenue 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Segmentation of global helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Global civil helicopter FCS market
      • Table Global civil helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global military helicopter FCS market
      • Table Global military helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market segmentation by region
      • Table Market share by geography 2015
      • Table Market share by geography 2020
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Geographic segmentation of global helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Helicopter FCS market in EMEA
      • Table Helicopter FCS market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Helicopter FCS market in the Americas
      • Table Helicopter FCS market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Helicopter FCS market in APAC
      • Table Helicopter FCS market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table List of vendors in the global helicopter FCS market
    • Liebherr
    • Moog
      • Table Key testing applications
      • Table Moog: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Moog: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Moog: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Sagem
    • UTC Aerospace Systems
      • Table UTC Aerospace Systems: Key capabilities
    • Woodward
      • Table Woodward: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Woodward: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Woodward: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Key vendors: Recent developments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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