Airport Security Market Size By Technology (Perimeter Security, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Screening, Access Control), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, China, India, Japan, ANZ, Brazil, Mexico, KSA, UAE, Africa), Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 – 2023

Published Date: January 2017 | 90 Pages | Report ID: GMI367 Report Format: PDF

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Industry Trends

Airport Security Market size was USD 8.82 billion in 2015 is anticipated to surpass USD 12.5 billion by 2023, with gains at over 4.6% CAGR.

U.S. Airport Security Market size, by technology, 2012-2023 (USD Billion)
U.S. Airport Security Market size, by technology, 2012-2023 (USD Billion)


The need to provide efficient security with growing air travel demand per year will drive the airport security market size. Concerns regarding terrorist activities, goods smuggling, and protection of passengers would offer stable growth prospects in the coming years.

Global air travel industry has witnessed growth of around 5% CAGR over the past 30 years, regardless of substantial variations in growth rate owing to distinct economic conditions prevailing in different regions across the globe. Rising air travel demand would consistently drive the safety need and reduction in time spent on the security procedures. Stringent government regulations regarding passengers and goods safety would also support the airport security market share from 2015 to 2023.

High ROI, increased reliability and compatibility with the existing systems are expected to be the key factors that would favor the industry through 2023. According to CAPA (Centre for Aviation), currently more than 2,500 commercial aviation projects are taking place with Asia Pacific leading the airport construction activity by an investment capital of over USD 125 billion. This is likely to propel the airport security market size over the forecast timeline.

Uncertain economic conditions, macroeconomic recessions, and military conflicts are expected to hamper the overall industry growth. Technological advancements, upgrade of traditional surveillance systems and maintenance of the existing systems will offer potential opportunities for airport security market share from 2016 to 2023.

Technology Trends

Screening segment accounted for the largest share of airport security market share in 2015, and will continue to dominate over the coming years. The segment was valued at USD 4.25 billion in 2015. This is primarily owing to applications in screening individuals and luggage and ensure admission of materials that may not endanger the travel. It includes access control systems, X-ray machines, walk through metal detectors and few additional screening procedures for specific items. Technological advancements help reduce screening times which will drive industry growth. For instance, installation of new screening lanes in CT scanners will perform task more efficiently and in less time.

Cybersecurity was valued at more than USD 1.8 billion in 2015 and is anticipated witness high increase over the forecast timeline. Rising terrorist activity will surge the demand for cybersecurity in airport security market size from 2016 to 2023. This would help curb the critical disruptions of the airlines operations through cyberattacks.

Regional Trends

U.S. accounted for over 85% of the overall North America airport security market share in 2015. It is estimated to continue its dominance owing to their highest infrastructural developments, presence of the key players and rising volumes of passengers across the region.

China has planned to increase its number of airports to 260 by 2020 in order to encourage its economic development. Rising disposable income, advent of new construction projects and increasing incidences of security breaches in the Asia Pacific region will draw huge adoption of advanced systems. The China airport security market share is likely to grow at over 7% CAGR in the coming years.

ISIS terror attacks in Middle East and Africa has led to increased concerns among the operational regulatory bodies. Owing to rising passenger volume, specifically in Turkey and Gulf states, the region is expected to grow at 5.5% CAGR, through the forecast timeframe.

Competitive Market Share

Key industry players include Safran Morpho, L-3 Security & Detection, Smiths Detection, OSI Systems (Rapiscan), and American Science & Engineering. Other notable manufacturers include AutoClear LLC, Bosch Security Systems, CEIA, Lockheed Martin, etc. Reliability and advancements in technology would help key players to garner industry share consolidation from 2016 to 2023. Considerable initiatives to achieve differentiation over competitors will also benefit global airport security market size.

Strategic agreements and collaborations for technological upgrades form an integral part of the key strategies. This would aid industry participants to enhance its technological base and cater to potential customer requirements.

Industry Background

The airport security market share is highly competitive with different vendors competing on new contracts and upgrades. The industry is driven by technological advancements for time reduction and efficient security. Companies invest immensely in R&D operations to offer distinct solutions to gain higher market share. For instance, in September 2015, American Science & Engineering introduced a Z Portal system to enhance multi-view cargo and automotive screening. Similarly, Smiths Detection has developed Aviation Insider for providing minimal delay time and safety for passengers, and introduced in October 2016.

Questions addressed by this report?
What was the historic market data from 2012 to 2015, what is the industry growth forecast from 2016 to 2023?
A detailed analysis of regulatory trends, growth drivers, industry pitfalls, challenges and opportunities for participants
Which are the leading market products, applications & regions and how will they perform by 2023?
What are the technology & innovation trends, how will they evolve by 2023?
Which companies lead the industry, how are they positioned in the market in terms of sustainability, competency, production capacity and strategic outlook?
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