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Aircraft Evacuation Market Size - By Product (Life Vest, Escape Slide, Evacuation Raft, Ejection Seat, Inflatable Floatation), By Platform (Fixed-wing [Narrow-body, Wide-body, Regional Aircraft, Fighter Jet], Rotary Wing), Distribution Channel & Forecast, 2021 - 2027

  • Report ID: GMI3092
  • Published Date: Sep 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Aircraft Evacuation Market Size

Aircraft Evacuation Market Size exceeded USD 1 Billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 6.2% from 2021 to 2027. Stringent government regulations on significant improvements in passenger safety and reduction in passenger injuries during an evacuation will provide a positive scope for the market expansion.

Aircraft Evacuation Market Overview

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Global air travel has increased steadily over the last two decades and passenger growth will nearly double the air traffic in the next ten years. Aircraft manufacturers are designing airframes that are capable of carrying 800 to 900 passengers to accomplish the increasing demand. This development poses serious risks to passenger safety during emergency aircraft evacuation. Aircraft manufacturers are making substantial improvements in the safety standards of the aircraft including design, operations, and maintenance. They are equipping the aircraft with life vests, escape slides, evacuation rafts, inflatable floatation devices, and ejection seats to ensure passenger safety in cases of emergencies such as technical malfunctions, bad weather, and fire & smoke problems.

MROs are also actively involved in the aircraft evacuation market. They carry a full line of evacuation equipment and assist airline operators with installation & overhaul services as per the guidelines of aviation authorities. They specialize in repairing & replacing life vests, escape slides, and evacuation rafts after their scheduled replacement cycle in commercial aircraft.

The increasing prevalence of fatal flight controls in terrain accidents is challenging the aircraft evacuation market. These fatal accidents occur due to damage in the cabin & other aircraft parts, bird strikes, mid-air collisions, and runway safety during landing. Moreover, the low reliability of aircraft evacuation systems, such as ejection seats and evacuation rafts, are restraining the market growth. Government spending to improve the reliability of these systems will provide a positive outlook for the industry expansion during the forecast timeframe.

Aircraft Evacuation Market Analysis

Escape slide segment in the aircraft evacuation market valued at USD 550 million in 2020 led by the increased focus of airline carriers on the safety of passengers and crew. Multiple government norms and airline operating procedures are designed to protect passengers and crew from hazards such as fires, smoke, and toxic fumes. Airline operators are significantly upgrading their escape slides and rafts to increase the prospect of passenger survivability in aviation accidents.

Escape slides and rafts enable passengers to quickly exit from an airplane in case of an emergency landing on water. Numerous aircraft evacuation equipment manufacturers are developing low-cost, compact, and heat-resistant slides & rafts using pyrotechnic inflation systems. These slides and rafts have improved weight efficiency and comply with government regulations.

Aircraft Evacuation Market Share

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Fixed wing will generate a demand for around 1 million by 2027. Increasing fixed-wing fleet size due to its application in commercial, regional, and military aircraft is among the major factors accelerating the aircraft evacuation market progression over the coming years. The ongoing technological advancements in fixed-wing aircraft including reduced overall manufacturing costs, lower weight, and fully interlocked systems are examples of the major technological advancements in fixed-wing aircraft.

The high usage of narrow-body aircraft for medium-haul routes is among the key aspects providing a positive outlook for fixed-wing platform expansion. The increased production of narrow-body aircraft by prominent players including Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, and Embraer will further escalate the demand for narrow-body aircraft. The narrow-body segment is witnessing high growth and will continue to dominate the aircraft evacuation business in the coming years. This is attributed to the rising number of narrow-body aircraft deliveries, increasing popularity of low-cost airlines, and modernization of fleets.


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OEM distribution channel in the aircraft evacuation market will record valuation of over USD 900 million by 2027. The increasing demand for aircraft driven by the growing tourism trends, economic growth, and development of new & existing routes. Aircraft manufacturers pre-fit evacuation systems in aircraft during the production stage. The rising presence of aircraft manufacturers including Boeing and Airbus in countries such as China will further support the market penetration.


Europe Aircraft Evacuation Market

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Europe aircraft evacuation market will observe over 5.5% growth rate through 2027. France will dominate the OEM segment credited to the presence of a large number of aircraft manufacturers in the country. Other European countries led by Germany and the UK will register steady growth owing to the increasing passenger traffic. Airline operators in Europe carried 5.3% more passenger traffic in 2017 compared to 2016. The major operators of narrow-body aircraft in Europe showcased an increase of 13.2% in passenger traffic, leading to new aircraft acquisition.

Aircraft Evacuation Market Share

The major companies operating in aircraft evacuation market include:

  • UTC Aerospace
  • Zodiac Aerospace
  • NPP Zvezda
  • EAM Worldwide
  • DART Aerospace
  • Switlik
  • Trelleborg
  • Survitec Group
  • Martin Baker

Industry leaders are competing to offer lightweight, compact, and durable products that are customizable to meet the client’s specific needs. Participants are also investing in R&D to design and discover new applications in safety & survival technology. New product features include embedded RFID tags and white LED lights in life vests, slides & rafts to ensure visibility during day or night.


The aircraft evacuation market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of volume in units and in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments:

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Market, By Product

  • Life vest
  • Escape slide
  • Evacuation raft
  • Ejection seat
  • Inflatable floatation

Market, By Platform

  • Fixed-wing
    • Narrow-body
    • Wide-body
    • Regional aircraft
    • Fighter jet
  • Rotary wing
    • Civil helicopter
    • Military helicopter

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
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
    • Sweden
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size of aircraft evacuation had surpassed USD 1 billion in 2020 and will witness a CAGR of over 6.2% from 2021 to 2027.

Europe aircraft evacuation market will observe a CAGR of over 5.5% through 2027 owing to the presence of a large number of aircraft manufacturers in the region.

UTC Aerospace, Zodiac Aerospace, NPP Zvezda, EAM Worldwide, Switlik, Trelleborg, Survitec Group, Martin Baker, etc. are the major companies operating in the market.

OEM distribution channel will generate over USD 900 million in revenue by 2027 owing to rising demand for aircraft driven by growing tourism trends, economic growth, and development of new routes.

Escape slide segment was valued at USD 550 million in 2020 on account of the increasing focus of airline carriers on the safety of passengers and crew.

Aircraft Evacuation Market Scope

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