Aircraft Lightning Protection Market Size By Product (Lightning Protection {Expanded Metal Foil, Static Wick/Grounding Wire, Transient Voltage Suppressors}, Lightning Detection & Warning), By End User (Civil, Military), By Aircraft (Commercial Aircraft, Regional Jet, Business Jet, Helicopter, Military Aircraft), By Fit (Line-Fit, Retrofit), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

Published Date: Nov 2019  |  Report ID: GMI2822  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 300   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market size crossed USD 2.6 billion in 2018 and is estimated to exhibit over 4.5% CAGR from 2019 to 2026.

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market

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Aircrafts under lightning usually allows the current to stream through the membrane i.e., from the point of impact to some other point without diversion or interruption to the interiors of the planes. This is achieved through lightning protection products in aircrafts that not only avoid delays and interruptions but also reduces the strike significance. Lightning protection is highly essential in aircrafts it can damage several components such as electrically controlled power feeders, generators, fuel valves, and electrical distribution systems. Aircraft manufactures generally uses expanded metal foils, static wicks/grounding wires, and transient voltage suppressors for lightning detection & warning, that finds wide applications various end-use sectors.

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: 2.62 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2016 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2026
Forecast Period 2019 to 2026 CAGR: 4.8% 2026 Value Projection: 3.85 Billion (USD)
Pages: 300 Tables, Charts & Figures: 373
Geographies covered (24): U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, Netherlands, Sweden, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, South Africa
Segments covered: Product, End-use sectors, Aircrafts, Fit
Companies covered (19): Honeywell International Inc, Cobham, Saab, TE Connectivity, Dayton Granger, Dexmet Corporation, Astroseal Products, Avidyne, All Weather Inc., L3 Aviation Products, Saywell, Cooper Antennas, Protek Devices, Exel Group, Niles Expanded Metals, Benmetal, Detect Inc., The Expanded Metal Company, The Gill Corporation
Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing aircraft production and R&D for lightning protection
  • Growing demand for low cost carriers and development of cost-effective solutions
  • Growing air passenger traffic and defense aircrafts
  • Increasing demand for single aisle aircraft fleet coupled with infrastructure development
  • Rising number of business jets along with Proliferating tourism industry
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • High cost associated with aircraft manufacturing set up for lightning protection

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Increasing usage of composite materials in aircraft

Escalating composites usage in airplanes structural parts will primarily propel the aircraft lightning protection products usage in aircraft manufacturing. This is because more than 50% aircraft configuration includes composites that possess high durability, lightweight nature and low electrical conductivity, which can cause severe damage to aircraft during the lightning strike. The above-mentioned factors may also affect the aircraft operations through service interruptions and expensive delays. Moreover, aircraft operators today are integrating several materials, such as specialized computer systems and programmed components that poses high reliability, and efficient functioning, which makes them more susceptible to damage during lightning. Thus, aircraft manufacturers mount lightning protection materials that not only improves the conductivity of the structure but also ensures passengers safety during the strike.

Increase in consumer spending towards travel and tourism as well as cost effective air fare will positively influence passengers for air travel. This in turn will not only give a boost to aviation industry but will also increase the demand of lightning protection constituents in aircraft manufacturing and replacement of the in-service aircraft.

Detection & warning features in aircraft lightning protection drive growth

The key aircraft lightning protection product varieties include lightning protection materials such as static wick/grounding wire, expanded metal foil, transient voltage suppressors and lightning detection & warning system. Lightning protection account for higher share in the aircraft lightning protection market. This is because they protect avionics and electrically controlled system such as power feeders, fuel valves, and generators.

Detection & warning in aircraft lightning protection have gained popularity over the recent years owing to strong growth in installation of sensor systems in several aircrafts that helps to detect harsh weather ahead of flight course. Thus, these structures are oriented to sense electrical discharge movement which are not detected on radar.

Rising usage of consumer aircraft with high global demand

Aircraft lightning protection market on the basis of end-use sector is classified into civil and military. Civil end-users nearly account for over four-fifth use of aircraft lightning protection materials in 2018 due to rising civil aviation sector. Moreover, increasing disposal income of middle-class population will continuously boost consumer spending towards air travel. Additional, improving cargo fleets is likely play a significant role in the growth of lightning protection materials in civil industry. Whereas, military end-users are expected to illustrate a strong growth in the near term owing to rise in defense spending by various emerging economics.

Strong regulations on passenger safety in commercial aircrafts

Commercial aircrafts will dominate the sector

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Various types of aircrafts that uses lightning protection materials includes commercial aircrafts, regional jets, business jets, helicopters and military aircrafts. Commercial aircrafts dominate the segment with more than one-third of overall market size due to continuously growing aerospace vessel fleet to manage increasing air traffic. Additionally, commercial aircrafts are more prone to bad weather as they have more surface area in comparison to other aircrafts. For instance, as per U.S Federal Aviation Administration a commercial airliner in the region is struck by lightning once every 1,000 flight hours. Thus, commercial aircrafts face lightning strikes several times over their whole service life, which requires extra conductive treatment through lightning protection materials.

Swelling demand for line-fit to drive growth

Aircraft lightning protection market is classified into line fit and retrofit on the basis of fit. Line-fit dominates the segment and accountable for over three-fourth revenue generation in the overall market. This is all due to the installation of protective materials in the aircraft structures that maintains conductivity as lightning strike not only hampers the airline operations but also causes revenue loss to the operators. Thus, aircraft manufacturers are focused towards the designing of components and systems that can dissipate and withstand powerful discharge of strikes. Furthermore, several manufacturers in the market are continuously investing in their R&D activities to promote electrical conductivity of aircrafts.

Expanding aircraft manufacturing in North America will drive regional growth

North America to lead global aircraft lightning protection market demand

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North America dominates the aircraft lightning protection market as it accounts for over half the total market size. This is all due to the presence of key aircraft manufacturers across the region, which includes Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Bombardier. Additionally, North America is also prone to hurricanes and thunderstorm. For instance, Florida in United States faces nearly 100 thunderstorm days per year that not only delays airline operations but also causes severe damage to the operator’s revenue. Furthermore, OEMs are engaging the use of protective components in aircraft structure components to meet regulatory standards and safeguard passenger safety.

Local manufactures hold significant shares in various regions

Some of the key players in aircraft lightning protection market include Cobham, Honeywell, Dexmet Corporation, L3 Aviation, Saywell and Gill Corporation. Other prominent players in market includes Saab, Dayton Granger, TE Connectivity, Proteck devices, Benmetal, Avidyne, Exel Group, Niles Expanded Metal, Wire Masters and The Expanded Metal Company. Companies in this industry are focused towards merger & acquisition strategy to expand their presence and enhance their market share. For instance, in January 2018, Exel group acquired the membership of West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) with the aim to support the growing sustainability and strength of the defense and aerospace industry throughout the South West region of England to gain a significant share in the market.

The aircraft lightning protection market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Lightning Protection
    • Expanded Metal Foil
    • Static Wick/Grounding Wire
    • Transient Voltage Suppressors
  • Lightning Detection & Warning

By End User

  • Civil
  • Military

By Aircraft

  • Commercial Aircraft
  • Regional Jet
  • Business Jet
  • Helicopter
  • Military Aircraft

By Fit

  • Line-Fit
  • Retrofit

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
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • UAE
    • South Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of aircraft lightning protection was crossed USD 2.6 billion in 2018.
The industry share of aircraft lightning protection is estimated to exhibit over 4.5% CAGR from 2019 to 2026.
Escalating composites usage in airplanes structural parts will primarily propel the aircraft lightning protection products usage in aircraft manufacturing, eventually driving the market growth.
Civil end-users nearly account for over four-fifth use of aircraft lightning protection materials in 2018 due to rising civil aviation sector.
North America dominates the market size as it accounts for over half the total industry size. This is all due to presence of key aircraft manufacturers across the region, which includes Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Bombardier.

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Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Nov 2019
  • Pages: 300
  • Tables: 361
  • Charts / Figures: 12
  • Companies covered: 19
  • Countries covered: 24

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