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Aircraft Ignition System Market Size By Component (Igniters, Ignition Leads, Exciters, Spark Plugs), By Engine Type (Turbine Engine, Reciprocating Engine), By End-Use (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing), By Ignition System (Electro Ignition System, Magneto Ignition System), By Fit (Line Fit, Retro Fit), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020-2026

  • Report ID: GMI4658
  • Published Date: May 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Aircraft Ignition System Market size valued at USD 280 million in 2019 and is estimated to grow at 5% CAGR from 2020 to 2026. Rapid adoption of aircraft ignition system by various cargo, commercial, and defense sectors will drive the industry growth.

Presence of major aircraft and component manufacturers, such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, and GE Aviation, in developed countries will regularize market dynamics. The companies extensively invest in R&D to improve operational capabilities of their aircraft ignition systems, supporting technological competitiveness within North America and Europe.

Aircraft Ignition System Market

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The rise of commercial aircraft movement due to increasing air traffic will also propel the the aircraft ignition systems market demand. The rising air traffic demand acquisition and leasing of more aircraft will increase the demand.

The aircraft ignition system industry will experience a slight dip in 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Global trade & travel limitation and temporary lockdown of manufacturing facilities have disrupted the market ecosystem. Only limited business is achieved through the operation of cargo and general aviation aircraft as they are used for medical purpose.

Technological development in semi-conductors is supporting exciters market share

The aircraft ignition systems market from exciters components will capture more than USD 60 million revenue by 2026 owing to technological development of semi-conductors, which are primary materials for development of electrical circuits in exciters. High-performance inductive and capacitive discharge with customer-configurable designs are some of the primary attributes of exciters due to the development of semi-conductors.

Rising demand for general aviation due to COVID-19 will improve reciprocating engine market share

Aircraft Ignition System Market Size

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Reciprocating engines segment is projected to grow at around 4.5% CAGR through 2026. The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 has created medical emergency globally. Travel and trade restrictions have created a shortage of essentials and medical goods in many regions. In such a situation, general aviation aircraft, which operates on reciprocating engines is catering to the rising demand for emergency and medical services. Various regulatory bodies are giving permission to small aircraft to transport essentials and medical goods, positively impacting the market revenue.

Growing number of general aviation aircraft in the U.S.

The North America rotary wing segment captured over 6% of aircraft ignition system market share in 2019 and is expected to witness a growth rate of above 4% CAGR during 2020 to 2026. Maximum number of commercial aircraft present in the U.S will fuel the regional market growth. Increasing per capita income within the region and rising business activities are increasing the demand for commercial aviation.

There were approximately 220,000 civil aircraft registered in the U.S. in 2019. Among them, more than 90% were registered as general aviation aircraft. Majority of general aviation aircraft are used for personal commutation or recreational activities and operated on reciprocating engines.

Simple design and reliability are supporting the magneto ignition systems demand

Europe Aircraft Ignition System Market

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The aircraft ignition system market from magneto ignition system in Europe is expected to observe 3% CAGR through 2026. The magneto ignition is an engine-driven electric generator, which uses coils and magnets to generate high voltage current to ignite aircraft spark plugs. Simple & robust design makes magneto ignition systems more reliable over old reciprocating engines where majority of components are mechanical. These old engines have no chance of electrification, eliminating the possibilities for electronic ignition system.

Increasing operations of LCC in Asia pacific

Asia Pacific Aircraft Ignition System Market

The aircraft ignitions system market revenue from Asia Pacific retro fir segment osurpassed USD 52 million in 2019 and is poised to register 7% growth rate during 2020 - 2026. Increasing requirement of LLC which is leased or purchased in second hand by regional airline operators will spur the market demand. These types of acquisitions demand retrofitting aircraft ignition system as per the regional government norms.

Rising MRO capabilities in Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific aircraft ignition system market captured above 22% market share in 2019 and of the regional industry is likely to register 7% CAGR through 2026. Efforts of regional government bodies toward the development of the aviation industry by increasing green field and brown field investments along with providing subsidiaries will support market growth trends.

Many industry players are attracted to India due to favorable regulatory norms and are establishing their MRO hubs and component manufacturing centers in India.

Long term collaboration and custom designs to gain market competitiveness

Major players in the aircraft ignition system market are Woodward, Meggitt, Transdigm, Unison, Electroair, G3I, Surefly, Air Power, Aero, and Sky Dynamics. The companies operating in this market serve as OEM suppliers to major aircraft manufacturers and system integrators. Long-term agreements for parts delivery and designing these systems precisely as per client requirements are among the primary market strategies practicvered.

Receiving compliance certification of various regulatory bodies to ensure quality of the product is also one of the major points considered by their clientele. For instance, in 2019 Champion Aerospace received AS9100 Rev D certification, which stands for manufacturing, quality, and safety of systems in the aviation industry.

This market research report on aircraft ignition system includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

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Aircraft Ignition Systems Market, By Component, 2015 - 2026 (USD Million)

  • Igniters

  • Ignition Leads
  • Exciters
  • Spark Plugs
  • Others

Market, By Engine Type, 2015 - 2026 (USD Million)

  • Turbine Engine

  • Reciprocating Engine

Market, By End-Use, 2015 - 2026 (USD Million)

  • Fixed Wing

  • Rotary Wing

Market, By Ignition System, 2015 - 2026 (USD Million)

  • Electronic Ignition System

  • Magneto Ignition System

Market, By Fit, 2015 - 2026 (USD Million)

  • Line Fit

  • Retro Fit

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada 
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
  • APAC
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Colombia
  • MEA 
    • Middle East & Africa


Authors: Ankita Bhutani, Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of aircraft ignition system was exceeded USD 280 million in 2019.

The industry share of aircraft ignition system is poised to grow at a CAGR of over 5% between 2020 and 2026.

The Asia Pacific market accounted for more than 22% revenue share in 2019 and is anticipated to register around 7% gains during the forecast period.

Major companies operating in the market are Woodward, Meggitt, Transdigm, Unison, Electroair, G3I, Surefly, Air Power, Aero, and Sky Dynamics.

According to the analysts at GMI, the reciprocating engine segment in the market will witness a growth rate of 4.5% till 2026.

The market demand for magneto ignition systems is due to its simple & robust design which makes it more reliable over old reciprocating engines where majority of components are mechanical.

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