Global All-Weather Landing System Market 2016-2020
About All-Weather Landing Systems
All-weather landing systems facilitate landing operations of an aircraft when visual references are low. The following are some of the all-weather landing systems used by commercial aircraft and airports for safe and efficient landing.
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global All-Weather Landing System Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global all-weather landing system market: Honeywell International, NEC, Rockwell Collins, Thales, and Universal Avionics.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Boeing, Saab Sensis, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Indira Navia.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Integration of GPS in aircraft landing will be a key trend for market growth. Historically, failure of traditional aircraft landing systems had led to a number of highly publicized incidents at airports. Such technical breakdown poses a challenge to flight operations, passenger safety, and airport throughput. To avoid such instances, FAA shifted from a radio-based navigation to a modern GPS system, NextGen, in 2012. The new system allows precise and better-organized airplane approaches that result in quicker travel times with fewer delays. Moreover, the aircraft would require lesser fuel and make limited noise during takeoff and landing. In addition, NextGen enables pilots to get the precise location of nearby air traffic, which increases safety and significantly reduces mid-air collisions. Its GPS radar updates an airplane's location in a fraction of a second whereas the radio-based radar would take approximately 12 seconds. This system can also be used during taxiing or landing, which lessens the risk of on-ground accidents at busy airports.”
According to the report, emergence of autopilot landing system will be a key driver for market growth. Presently, there is a continuous growth in commercial aircraft movements as well as in passenger traffic. The skies are getting crowded with IATA projecting around 16 billion air passengers by 2050, compared with 3.3 billion in 2014. Moreover, there are approximately 40,000 aircraft lined to be delivered in the next 20 years, which would result in an increase in the demand for autopilot landing systems. With the use of computers in a landing system, the heading, altitude, airspeed, and distance can be effectively monitored and measured by autopilot systems to ensure safe landing of an aircraft during adverse climatic conditions and low visibility. These systems are also used at airports that face dense snow, rain, or fog. The commercial autopilot landing systems market will likely grow from $51 million in 2015 to $69.4 million in 2020.
Further, the report states that stringent regulatory norms will be a challenge for the market. The aviation industry has not been able to keep pace with the growing technology in developing countries such as India and China. The major challenges that hamper the market are over-taxation, lack of infrastructure, regulatory constraints, delayed customs clearance, and a shortage of space at major airports. For example, the procurement of GBAS requires a number of licensing and certifications, which are more complex than that required for ILS. Before an airport uses GBAS services, the system needs to be evaluated and approved by the FAA. In addition, to operate GBAS, an airport must achieve a Federal Communications Commission license and frequency test for the VDB (VHF data broadcast) transmitter. This process takes months and poses a significant challenge to the market's growth.
Honeywell International, NEC, Rockwell Collins, Thales, Universal Avionics, Boeing, Saab Sensis, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Indira Navia.
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