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Aircraft Door Market - By Aircraft (Commercial Aircraft, Regional Jet, Business Jet, Helicopter, Military Aircraft), By Door (Passenger, Cargo, Emergency, Landing Gear, Ground Service), By Operating Mechanism, By Distribution Channel & Forecast, 2021-2027

  • Report ID: GMI2434
  • Published Date: Jun 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Aircraft Door Market size exceeded USD 4.8 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow at 5.8% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Increasing business travel and the improving tourism sector are driving the demand for low-cost carriers across the globe. Robust economic growth, improved living conditions, and the presence of major aircraft manufacturers are positively contributing to the aviation industry expansion. Additionally, increasing seating capacities in low-cost carriers and lower fares & tariffs compared to traditional air carriers are supporting the market growth. Proliferating trade activities along with rising air passenger and cargo traffic are attracting investments in the sector from government & other foreign players.

Aircraft Door Market

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sLuxury and business jets are witnessing solid growth in the global market, especially in the Middle East, on account of their ability to allowing reduced travel time and superior levels of passenger convenience. Furthermore, the increasing customer spending on private jet flying is playing a significant role in the aircraft door market proliferation. Expansion of air connectivity routes with a rising number of airliners globally offering improved itineraries and destination travels will boost the market growth by 2027.

Technical challenges faced by hydraulically operated aircraft doors, such as cargo doors and weapon-bay doors, may hamper the market revenue. The lack of fluid compatibility, requirement for fire-resistant fluids & zero leakage hydraulics, and specific maintenance schedules for monitoring fluid conditions on aircraft pose additional challenges to the development of aircraft doors.

Rising air passenger traffic to trigger the growth of commercial aircraft

Aircraft Door Market By Aircraft

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The commercial aircraft doors market is likely to generate over USD 2.5 billion by 2027. Growth in commercial aircraft owing to increasing air passenger traffic is a major factor propelling the market demand. Increasing consumer spending coupled with preference toward air travel will increase air passenger traffic and proportionately fuel the aviation industry growth. The number of air travelers crossed 3.8 billion in 2016 and it will increase to more than 7 billion by 2035.

Aircraft door manufacturers are focusing on long-term growth strategies with aircraft companies and MROs, investing in the production and development programs, expanding their line of business, and accelerating quality & productivity to gain extra profits. Air travel costs are declining over the past few years due to a high degree of competition among airlines and increasing operating efficiency of airlines. Manufacturers are also enhancing their customer base in developing countries, such as India and China, to capitalize on the growth potential of the aviation industry.

Technological progressions will foster the growth of passenger doors

Passenger doors market captured more than 15% volume share in 2020. Advanced passenger doors equipped with folding handrails and retractable steps that provide ease of operation and space optimization are augmenting the product penetration. The increasing adoption of passenger doors to maintain effective pressure difference and provide enhanced safety is strengthening the segment growth. Growing air passenger traffic propelled by improved consumer spending and the tourism industry is fueling the market size.

Flexibility in operations to spur hydraulic aircraft doors

Hydraulic mechanism is poised to observe over 6% CAGR through 2027. The increasing adoption of hydraulic mechanisms is attributed to easy operation and reduced force application. Hydraulic actuated doors provide enhanced operational flexibility and accuracy of control, resulting in safe and economical actuation. The increasing installation of hydraulically actuated doors in cargo aircraft for easy and safe freight loading facilities will further support the market share.

OEM is expected to dominate the market outlook

The OEM segment is set to account for around 85% of the aircraft doors market revenue share by 2027. OEM dominates the overall market led by the increasing commercial aircraft production capacity of major manufacturers to fulfill the global demand. High defense allocation for the procurement and modernization of advanced fighter aircraft will also drive the market. Moreover, OEMs are involved in developing strategic alliances and partnerships to gain a competitive edge over other participants. In April 2016, Textron Aviation Inc. announced the augmentation of sales relationships with its channel partners Absolute Aviation Group and Africair Inc. by offering a complete product line in all the territories of Africa.

Presence of aircraft OEMs to spur the Europe market growth

Aircraft Door Market By Region

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In 2020, Europe aircraft doors market generated about USD 1.2 billion impelled by the presence of multiple aircraft manufacturers including Daher, Stelia Aerospace, and Latecoere. The increasing prominence of low-cost carriers coupled with expanding regional connectivity will enhance the regional market demand.

Increasing import & export activities and rising demand for cargo aircraft are providing a positive outlook for the market expansion. In 2018, the European export of goods rose to USD 233.5 billion with a nearly 1.9% increase compared to 2017. The demand for cargo doors along with the rising volume of airfreights is further augmenting the market size. In February 2018, airfreight in Luxembourg airport rose to over 938 tones with an increase of 14% compared to 2016.

Mergers & acquisitions to form the basis of industry expansion

Industry players are adopting various strategies such as the expansion of production capacity, mergers & acquisitions, and product differentiation & development to gain a strong foothold in the market.

Elbit Systems Ltd., Hellenic Aerospace Industry, Field Aviation, KF Aerospace, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Saab AB, Airbus SE, Apex Industries, Bombardier Aerospace, and CHC Group Ltd. are few key players in the aircraft door market.

This market research report on aircraft door includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Units and revenue in USD Million from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments:

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Market, By Aircraft

  • Commercial
    • Narrow-body
    • Wide-body
  • Regional
  • Business
  • Helicopter
  • Military

Market, By Door

  • Passenger
  • Cargo
  • Emergency
  • Landing gear
  • Ground service
  • Others

Market, By Operating Mechanism

  • Manual
  • Hydraulic

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
    • Sweden
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Australia
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • UAE
    • South Africa
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Aircraft door market size surpassed USD 4.8 billion in 2020 and will witness a CAGR of 5.8% through 2027 with rising business travel and improving tourism sector.

Commercial aircraft doors segment will record over USD 2.5 billion revenue by 2027 on account of increasing air passenger traffic and growing consumer expenditure on air travel.

Passenger doors segment held over 15% volume share in 2020 owing to development of advanced offerings providing ease of operation and space optimization.

OEM segment will capture a revenue of around 85% in 2027 owing to increasing production capacity for commercial aircraft among major manufacturers.

Europe aircraft doors market was valued at about USD 1.2 billion in 2020 owing to strong presence of various aircraft manufacturers, introduction of low-cost carriers and growing regional connectivity.

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