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Global Aircraft Sensors Market - Segmented by Type (Pressure Sensors, Temperature Sensors, Speed Sensors), Connectivity (Wireless, Wired), Aircraft Type (Narrow-Body Aircraft, Helicopter,UAV), and Region - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

Global Aircraft Sensors Market - Segmented by Type (Pressure Sensors, Temperature Sensors, Speed Sensors), Connectivity (Wireless, Wired), Aircraft Type (Narrow-Body Aircraft, Helicopter,UAV), and Region - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

The aircraft sensors market was valued at USD 3.3 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach a market value of USD 4.8 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period (2018-2023). The market report is segmented on the basis of type into pressure sensors, temperature sensors, speed sensors, proximity sensors, and gyro sensors. The report is also segmented by aircraft type into narrow-body aircraft, wide-body aircraft, very large aircraft, helicopter, military aircraft, and UAV. Sensors are necessary in an aircraft for real-time analysis during the flight and also to capture data.

Increasing Air Passenger Traffic is the Major Market Driver

According to IATA, 7.2 billion passengers are expected to travel in 2035, which is a near doubling of the estimated 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. This increase in the number of passengers is expected to result in the increase in the fleet size of companies. Thereby, leading to the growth in the aircraft sensors market. The relaxation of regulations will motivate more customers to use airplanes as a means of transport. The United States has the highest number of passengers, however, China is expected to overtake the US in the number of passengers by 2025.

Narrow-body Type Aircraft Expected to Dominate the Market

The rise in disposable incomes and the increased purchasing power of customers has increased air travel. To meet this exponential rise in demand, the aviation companies are bringing in more regional aircrafts and this, in turn, will increase the need for narrow-body aircraft engines. Moreover, these manufacturers also procure new engines for replacing the old engines. With the rise in the demand, the narrow-body aircraft engine manufacturers are developing faster delivery processes. This will lead to an increase in the number of narrow-body type aircraft which, in turn, is expected to increase the market share of sensors used in the narrow-body segment.

North America Expected to Have Largest Market Share

North America is the manufacturing capital of the aerospace & defense industry with the presence of several large-sized to small-sized aircraft OEMs, engine OEMs, tier players, sensor manufacturers, distributors, and raw material suppliers. Major aircraft manufacturers, like Boeing (US), Bombardier (Canada), Lockheed Martin (US), Bell Helicopter (US), and Sikorsky Aircraft (US), are based in this region and they generate a huge demand for aircraft sensors. All of these companies have backlogs in aircraft productions and this is expected to keep a constant demand for sensors in the forecast period.

Key Developments in the market

  • January 2018 - Navy issued board agency announcement for sensor R&D proposals. Technologies sought include communications relay, acoustic sensors, manned & unmanned airborne payloads, persistent surveillance technologies, unattended ground sensors, and special sensor systems for navy aircraft and manned & unmanned air vehicles. These sensors will support operations including air-under-sea-warfare, airborne strike, and air warfare, and it is an opportunity for growth for the companies in aircraft sensors manufacturing.
  • August 2017 - Honeywell announced launch of proximity sensors for aircraft. Honeywell has launched a new series of self-diagnosing sensors designed to improve the performance of aircraft systems and reduce maintenance costs by helping to eliminate false readings. Its integral health monitoring (IHM) proximity sensors, which detect when a sensor has been damaged or otherwise affected, can be integrated into an aircraft’s thrust reverser actuation system, flight controls, doors, and landing gear, among others.
The major players include - HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC., TE CONNECTIVITY LTD, UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, ZODIAC AEROSPACE, AMETEK, INC., MEGGITT PLC, SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE, CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION, ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, THALES GROUP, THE RAYTHEON COMPANY, and GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, amongst others.

Reasons to Purchase This Report
  • Current and future aircraft sensors market outlook in the developed and emerging markets
  • Analysing various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis
  • Identifying the segment that is expected to dominate the market
  • Regions that are expected to witness fastest growth during the forecast period
  • Identify the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • 3-month analyst support, along with the Market Estimate sheet ((in Excel).
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1. Introduction
1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definition
1.4 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Approach and Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Analysis
5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Factors Driving the Market
5.2.1 Increasing Air Passenger Traffic
5.2.2 Need for Optimized Aircraft Performance
5.3 Factors Restraining the Market
5.3.1 Declining Prices of Aircraft Sensors
5.4 Industry Attractiveness – Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
5.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
5.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
5.4.5 Competitive Rivalry among Existing Competitors
6. Technology Snapshot
7. Global Aircraft Sensors Market Segmentation
7.1 By Sensor Type
7.1.1 Pressure Sensors
7.1.2 Temperature Sensors
7.1.3 Speed Sensors
7.1.4 Proximity Sensors
7.1.5 Gyro Sensors
7.1.6 Others
7.2 By Connectivity Type
7.2.1 Wireless
7.2.2 Wired
7.3 By Aircraft Type
7.3.1 Narrow-body Aircraft
7.3.2 Wide-body Aircraft
7.3.3 Very Large Aircraft
7.3.4 Helicopter
7.3.5 Military Aircraft
7.3.6 UAV
7.3.7 Others
7.4 By Geography
7.4.1 North America
7.4.2 Europe
7.4.3 Asia-Pacific
7.4.4 Latin America
7.4.5 Middle East and Africa
8. Competitive Intelligence – Company Profiles
8.1 Honeywell International Inc.
8.2 TE Connectivity Ltd
8.3 UTC Aerospace Systems
8.4 Zodiac Aerospace
8.5 Ametek, Inc.
8.6 Meggitt PLC
8.7 Safran Electronics & Defense
8.8 Curtiss-Wright Corporation
8.9 Esterline Technologies Corporation
8.10 Thales Group
8.11 The Raytheon Company
8.12 General Electric Company *List is not Exhaustive
9. Investment Analysis
10. Future Outlook of the Aircraft Sensors Market

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