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Global Military Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft Market 2016-2020

Global Military Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft Market 2016-2020

About Military VTOL Aircraft

VTOL aircraft are capable of vertical take-off, landing, and hovering in the air. These can be classified as fixed-wing, rotorcraft, powered-lift aircraft that use powered rotors such as tiltrotor, cyclocopter, tail-sitter, tiltwing, and fan-wing. VTOL aircraft are also capable of short take-off and landing (STOL), conventional take-off and landing (CTOL), and short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL).

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global military VTOL aircraft market to grow at a CAGR of 3.94% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global military VTOL aircraft market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top four vendors in the market.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Military VTOL Aircraft 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
  • Aurora Flight Sciences
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
Market driver
  • Arms race among countries to develop advanced aircraft.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Challenge due to downwash effects.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Military VTOL aircraft inspired from commercial personal VTOL jets.
  • 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 Military VTOL Aircraft Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global military VTOL aircraft market: Aurora Flight Sciences, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is military VTOL aircraft inspired from commercial personal VTOL jets. Currently, having an aircraft for personal use is a growing trend, mostly in North American and European countries. This is driving the VTOL aircraft market as most of the customers are preferring an aircraft with low fuel consumption that do not require any extra place for runway and have low operational cost. Additionally, the growing focus on using environmentally friendly platforms are driving the market. This technology, which is currently used for commercial purposes, is also driving the military applications VTOL aircraft, as it allows VTOL aircraft hovering.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is arms race among countries to develop advanced aircraft. Aircraft and helicopters are largely used for aerial combat as well as for support missions. Hence, most nations are investing a considerable portion of their budget for the development and upgrade of these platforms. It has been observed that focus by any specific country on development of a particular platform is likely to push other countries toward the same direction. This is mainly because of the growing arms race among countries to attain military supremacy. Although initially, only the US, Russia, and a few other countries were developing and using VTOL aircraft, over the past few years, a number of other countries have shown interest in procuring VTOL jets. This is driving the overall of market heavy-lift VTOL, tiltrotor, and other VTOL aircraft.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is technological roadblocks. Growing technological advancements have considerably improved the aerodynamic performance of VTOL aircraft. Nevertheless, there are few constraints that are challenging.Forward flight poses the biggest challenge for VTOL aircraft. Owing to heavy payloads, these VTOL aircraft cannot generate enough lift. This is because of the low transition between horizontal and vertical thrust, which causes the weight of the aircraft to exert pressure and result in high drag, retarding the jet. Also, the aircraft's speed and hover are conceptually conflicting parameters. If the aircraft hover time has to be increased, the speed of the aircraft is compromised and vice-versa. Thus, it is impossible to achieve efficient speed as well as hover.



Companies Mentioned

Aurora Flight Sciences, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Lockheed Martin.

  • Executive summary
    • Key takeaways
      • Table Key takeaways
    • Key buying criteria
      • Table Key buying criteria
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of military VTOL aircraft market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global military VTOL aircraft market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Factors driving the demand for VTOL aircraft
      • Table Technical improvements in VTOL aircraft
    • Patent analysis
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by VTOL aircraft type
    • Table Market segmentation by aircraft type 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Table Market segmentation by aircraft type ($ billions) 2015-2020
    • Global military powered-lift VTOL aircraft market
      • Table Global military powered-lift VTOL aircraft market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global military rotorcraft VTOL aircraft market
      • Table Global military rotorcraft VTOL market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market segmentation by region
      • Table Market segmentation by geography 2015 and 2020 (% share)
      • Table Market segmentation by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global military VTOL market in Americas
      • Table Military VTOL aircraft market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Configurations of V-22
      • Table Prototypes of VTOL X-Plane
    • Global military VTOL market in EMEA
      • Table Military VTOL market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Specifications of F-35B
    • Global military VTOL market in APAC
      • Table Military VTOL aircraft market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Arms race among countries to develop advanced aircraft
      • Table Factors driving development of advanced aircraft
    • Growing investments by DARPA
      • Table DARPA X-Plane program
      • Table Parameters for VTOL technology
    • Aerial platform replacement projects
      • Table Design features of V-280 compared with UH-60 Black Hawk
      • Table Development phase of V-28 Valor
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Challenges with VTOL aircraft
    • Table Downwash effect
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Design parameters of VTOL personal jets
    • Table Factors driving the demand for electrical VTOL aircraft
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table List of competitors in the global military VTOL market
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Aurora Flight Sciences
    • Bell Helicopter
      • Table Bell Helicopter: Product portfolio
      • Table Features of Bell V-280 Valor
    • Boeing
      • Table Boeing: Business segmentation by revenue in 2015
      • Table Boeing: Products category
    • Lockheed Martin
      • Table Lockheed Martin: Business segmentation by revenue in 2015 (%)
      • Table Lockheed Martin: Products category
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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