Global Commercial Aircraft Windows and Windshields Market - Segmented By Aircraft Type (Widebody and Narrowbody), Purpose (Cabin Windows and Windshields) and By Geography - Market Forecast and Analysis (2018-2023)
The commercial aviation is experiencing challenges in reducing expense and maximising profits, while also providing the best customer experience. Commercial aircrafts are now moving towards smart glass that can act as entertainment screen or as solar charger for phones and tablets. As the emphasis on composites has grown stronger the commercial aviation has moved its focus from reinforced glass to glass composites that are much lighter and stronger too.
The market for commercial aircraft windows and windshields will register a compound annual growth rate of 3.41% over the forecast period. The market is majorly driven by the need for lighter aircraft that are more fuel efficient.
It is expected that the development in customer comfort has made commercial airliners to provide infotainment services within the user’s personal space and device. All of these tasks drain the batteries of devices rapidly and hence smart window panel with charging ports were installed. All of this extra weight was compensated by reducing the weight of glass windows and windshields.
The commercial aviation is experiencing a boom in air traffic due to growing consumer preference and improved aviation outlook. To accommodate this demand the airliners have already increased the number of flights per route and have ordered for more passenger carrier aircraft.
In 2015, Indigo airlines ordered 250 Airbus A320s, the largest ever, reaching 945 total global orders. Each of the A320 model has 80 windows and 5 split windshields. Similarly the Boeing- 727,737, and747 of similar size and seating configuration had received nearly 700 orders globally. Also noteworthy is the number of backlog orders for both airlines totalled to 16,351 as of December, 2015. These pending orders are expected to be completed soon, with newer orders in the pipeline. Keeping the above numbers in view the commercial aircraft windows and windshields market will definitely grow without much hindrance, provided proper planning of order delivery is done by both the commercial aircraft OEM giants.
As the technology improves, smart windows and windshields will capture the market, although its acceptance will be slow due to various factors involving testing, certifications and funding. The smart windshields proposal has already been accepted by the military aviation due to its increased friendliness and pilot awareness capability. The same will soon be adopted by the commercial aviation for improving flight experience of customers, improved safety, higher fuel efficiency and most importantly in reducing the cost per flight.
Commercial windows and windshields market will be affected by the developments in the aerospace composites market. The aerospace composites market is expected to see a growth in market value nearing 5% compound annual growth rate, as the composites used in commercial aircraft body now constitutes 50% by weight ratio in a Boeing aircraft and about 53% by weight in an Airbus aircraft.
Geographically the American and EU region will see the highest demand for commercial aircraft windows and windshields. With both the commercial aircraft suppliers located in either of the region the OEMs in the region must prepare themselves for huge orders and quick quality delivery.
Additionally, as the consumers for the aircraft market are spread mostly in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region, the suppliers of windows and windshields glass located in the nearby regions can sweep a few deals for local supply for after delivery maintenance.
GKN Aerospace, PPG Aerospace, Nordam Group Inc. are few of the key players in this field. PPG aerospace is the leading supplier of solutions to the Boeing and Airbus for meeting aircraft operating requirements. The Market is segmented by Purpose (Cabin Windows and Windshields), Type of Aircraft (Widebody and Narrowbody), and Geography - Market forecast and Analysis (2017-2023)
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Market analysis of Global Commercial Aircraft Windows And Windshields Market with specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales
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Global Commercial Aircraft Windows And Windshields Market, forecasts from 2015-2020
Global Commercial Aircraft Windows And Windshields Market segmented by Aircraft Type, forecasts from 2015-2020
Global Commercial Aircraft Windows And Windshields Market segmented by Purpose, forecasts from 2015-2020
Global Commercial Aircraft Windows And Windshields Market by Geography, forecasts from 2015-2020
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