Flight management systems market to reach $912 million by 2020

Oct. 9, 2014
DALLAS, 9 Oct. 2014. The global flight management system market is estimated at $601.36 million in 2014 and expected to reach $912.20 million by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.19 percent, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets.

DALLAS, 9 Oct. 2014. The global flight management system market is estimated at $601.36 million in 2014 and expected to reach $912.20 million by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.19 percent, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets.

The new "Flight Management System Market by Cockpit Architecture (VLA, WB, NB, and RTA), Hardware (FMC, CDU, and VDU), Maintenance (Line-fit and Retrofit) & Geography (North America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe) - Forecast Analysis to 2014 - 2020" includes 89 market tables and 67 figures spread through 233 pages on the flight management system market.

The Flight Management System Market is highly competitive, with a limited number of market players. This report studies the growth strategies adopted by the market players. The strategies adopted by the players to expand their global presence and increase their market share includes partnerships, agreements, collaborations, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and new product launches.

The increasing demand for a better fuel management system and increased deliveries, as well as high growth in the emerging market has encouraged companies to adopt growth strategies. Market players are focusing on entering new markets by launching new innovative products. Honeywell (U.S.), Thales SA (France), and GE (U.S.) are some of the leading players that adopted this strategy.

Of the regions considered for this market, Asia-Pacific contributes the largest portion of the market share of the total market. With APAC being the largest growing economies in the world, aircraft deliveries will increase that will further increase the air traffic.

As the global economy remains unstable and there is unhealthy growth in several sectors, the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) region is witnessing massive growth in the aviation industry. As per secondary sources, the Middle East-based airlines currently account for 8 percent of the global air transport industry.

A viable aviation sector is essential to the sustainable growth of the European economy, analysts say. Market liberalization in Europe has been a major factor in maintaining buoyancy in the market. The most important regions are Intra-European, North Atlantic, and Europe. Rising consumer spending and employment growth are expected to support the continued demand growth of efficient aircraft in future.

The introduction of new aircraft will enable airlines to strengthen their existing competitive strategies and may allow them to develop capabilities that enable new ways to grow in the market. The delivery of upcoming aircraft such as B737max, B787-9, A320neo, A380, and C919 drives the market of technologically advanced flight management systems.
The rising demand for performance-based navigation, which includes preparing user-defined flight plans and efficient fuel management during the flight are important functions of FMS, which play a fair role in increasing its demand for the wide body aircraft. The demand for wide body aircraft is increasing substantially across the globe due to a rise in passenger traffic. The increasing connectivity between the important geographical locations of growing regions and the most developed urban regions has led to an increase in the demand for fuel efficient aircraft in order to reduce the cost per seat of travelling.

In 2013, 275 wide body aircraft was delivered and about 7,960 are expected to be delivered by 2033. The growth in delivery demand of these aircraft will be accompanied by the increasing demand of flight management systems for these aircraft. The Flight Management System Market for wide body aircraft is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.28 percent from 2014 to 2020. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to dominate the FMS market in this category as it holds the maximum share of the flight management system for wide body aircraft.

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