More Electric Aircraft Market Size By Platform (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing), By System (Power Electronics, Thermal Management System, Safety System & Advanced Material, Energy Storage Device), By Application (Power Distribution, Passenger Comfort, Air Pressurization & Conditioning, Flight Control & Operations), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa), Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

Published Date: May 2019 | Report ID: GMI3357 | Authors: Amulya Agarwal, Debarshi Sharma Report Format: PDF

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Industry Trends

More Electric Aircraft Market size valued at over USD 30 billion in 2018 and is estimated to exhibit around 15% CAGR from 2019 to 2025.

U.S. More Electric Aircraft Market, By System, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)
U.S. More Electric Aircraft Market, By System, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)

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Increasing requirement for fuel efficient, lightweight, and durable aircraft along with reduced maintenance and operating expenses will drive the more electric aircraft market share over the projected timeframe. The replacement of traditional aircraft components including mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems with electrical components and equipment, results in significant weight savings, thereby contributing positively towards improving efficiency and lowering carbon emissions. Moreover, rising focus on reducing dependency on traditional fuels owing to increasing costs are expected to boost the industry growth.

Stringent regulations pertaining to the reduction of greenhouse gas emission (GHG) and increasing flights across the globe on account of improving tourism industry will support the more electric aircraft market size expansion over the study timeframe. For instance, the IATA set a target of carbon emission reduction of around 50% by 2050, relative to the 2005 levels. Moreover, continuous encouragement of industry players to adopt Global Market-Based Measure (GMBM) for lowering emissions are further escalating the industry share over the study timeframe.

Industry players along with multiple government organisations are collaborating to develop efficient more electric aircraft technologies to improve the overall performance and reliability. For instance, the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking (CSJU) under the European Commission offers a common platform for public-private partnerships between the European Aeronautics industry players for developing and improving technologies associated with the more electric aircrafts.

The concerns related to the stability of electric motors at higher altitudes coupled with heat generation and higher initial costs may hamper the more electric aircraft market demand over the projected timeframe. However, industry players are continuously investing in R&D and developing reliable architectures for improving the core technologies and boosting the industry share. Multiple industry players and researchers are engaged in introducing integrated electrical system model, that enabled for improved efficiency and speed for more electric aircrafts, thereby boosting the industry growth.

More Electric Aircraft market, By Platform

Fixed wing accounted for a significant share in the more electric aircraft market. This can be attributed to the increasing demand for such aircrafts from military. The benefits offered by these aircrafts including lower noise emission and limited detection through ISR at low flight height is further escalating the platform demand. The incorporation of electro hydrostatic actuators in such aircrafts for efficient power distribution along with improving efficiency further supports the segment share over the study timeframe.

Rotary wing will showcase considerable demand in the more electric aircraft market revenue over the forecast timeframe. This can be credited to the rising investments by aircraft manufacturers for introducing low cost and reliable helicopters for a wide range of applications including military combat, surveillance, emergency backup, and tourism among others. The lower maintenance costs coupled with improving efficiency are some of the major factors enhancing the segment share. Moreover, the diversified range of applications including vertical take-off and landing operations, along with the capability to hover further improves the segment share over the study timeframe.

More Electric Aircraft market, By System

Thermal management system will witness substantial growth in the more electric aircraft market over the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the requirement for efficient and durable thermal management systems to control and optimize temperatures of the engines and heat generated from electric motors to maintain aircraft efficiency. In addition, the rising electronic components in such aircrafts also increases the risks and fire related hazards, thereby necessitating the requirement for efficient thermal management systems.

Energy storage will account for a considerable share in the more electric aircraft market led by increasing usage of batteries in these aircrafts for powering the electronics. Moreover, the higher battery energy density required for ensuring reliable flight operation across diversified altitude along with increasing requirement for auxiliary power units are expected to positively influence the segment share. The longer life cycle coupled with the reduced memory effect issues are providing a positive outlook for the more electric aircraft market value expansion.

More Electric Aircraft Market, By Application

China More Electric Aircraft Market, By Application, 2018 (USD Million)
China More Electric Aircraft Market, By Application, 2018 (USD Million)

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Passenger comfort will account for a considerable share in the more electric aircraft market owing to the rising preference for airline operators to equip their aircrafts with premium and superior in-flight entertainment systems for enhancing the customer travel experience. The rising preference for on-demand mobile applications enabling users to sync their media with in-flight entertainment devices along with innovative lighting systems are accentuating the segment demand. Airbus and Boeing offer mood lighting capabilities in their 787 Dreamliner and A380 aircrafts with rainbow palette of colour schemes, thereby driving the more electric aircraft market share.

Flight control & operations will account for the maximum share over the projected timeframe with the requirement for reliable and efficient technologies for felicitating a wide range of operations across diversified altitude conditions. Moreover, the utilization of appropriate sensors and hardware for maintaining aircraft safety and supporting navigation and communication with the air traffic controller further accentuates the industry size.

More Electric Aircraft Market, By Region

Europe More Electric Aircraft Industry Size, By Country, 2025, (USD Million)
Europe More Electric Aircraft Industry Size, By Country, 2025, (USD Million)

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Europe more electric aircraft market will showcase significant growth over the projected timeframe due to the stringent regulatory policies and norms across the region pertaining to aircraft emissions. Moreover, supporting initiatives and research programs by European governing bodies including the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking are further expanding the regional market share. Moreover, increasing GHG emissions are encouraging aircraft manufacturers to adopt more electric aircrafts. For instance, according to the European Commission, in 2018, aviation emission accounted for nearly 3% of the total regions GHG emissions.

North America accounted for a significant revenue chunk in the more electric aircraft market owing to higher concentration of aircraft manufacturers across the region engaged in developing more electric aircrafts. Some of the major players including Boeing and Lockheed Martin offers more electric aircrafts including the 787 and F35 catering to the commercial widebody aviation and military segment, thereby expanding the regional share. Rising defense expenditure across the region is further accelerating the deployment of more electric fighter jets.

Competitive Market Share

Major players in the more electric aircraft market include Boeing, Airbus S.A.S, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell International Inc., Safran SA, Bombardier, Raytheon Company, United Technologies Corporation, and Thales Group. Strategic mergers and acquisitions and product innovations are among the key strategies adopted by industry players to improve their market share. For instance, in April 2019, Collins Aerospace, a subsidiary of United Technologies, announced the development and design of more electric aircraft architectures, that will accelerate the development globally.

Industry Background

More Electric Aircraft Market Segmentation

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Ongoing projects such as COPPER Bird to support European research programs to test and validate the systems and architecture of more electric aircrafts are providing a positive outlook for the industry expansion. Technological advancements and innovations in engine are expected to positively drive the market share. For instance, in October 2018, Safran launched its ENGINeUS electric motors, that offers significant performance benefits along with superior reliability. Regulatory bodies including International Air Transport Association (IATA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are offering multiple standards and regulatory policies, that are aimed at reducing carbon emissions from aircrafts, thereby supporting the demand for such aircrafts.


What Information does this report contain?

Historical data coverage: 2014 to 2018; Growth Projections: 2019 to 2025.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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Pages: 200
Tables: 323
Charts / Figures: 10
Companies covered: 10
Countries covered: 20

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