Flight Inspection Market Opportunity Analysis, Share By 2027

Flight Inspection Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Solution (System (Fixed System, Mobile System, and Ground-based System) and Services (Routine Services, Commissioning Services, and Special Services)) and End User (Defense Airport and Commercial Airport) and Geography

Publication Month : Jan 2021

  • Report Code : TIPRE00006500
  • Category : Aerospace and Defense
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 160
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The flight inspection market was valued at US$ 4,281.99 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 8,060.80 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2020 to 2027.

Commercial and defense sectors are heavily investing in advanced technologies to strengthen their capabilities with advanced aircraft fleet. Companies in the US and the UK are developing advanced aircraft for the global market. New flight inspection aircraft with advanced system integration such as UHF communication, GBAS, and other systems are dominating the commercial airport sector. Rising trade agreements between major countries such as the US–India, Russia–China, and the UK–UAE regarding advanced commercial aircraft fleet are supporting the flight inspection market growth. Developing nations such as India, China, and Indonesia are strengthening their aviation industry owing to rising number of domestic and international airline passengers. The routine flight inspection is necessary task in airport facilities. Advancements in flight inspection systems such as improved time and accuracy highlighted the importance of using flight inspection system as it examines the flyability of the aircraft. Further, the growing need of flight inspection services to enhance facility operations and utilize spaces for additional runway is driving the growth of the flight inspection market. The manufacturing companies such Aerodata AG and FCSL are introducing advanced solutions offering better control and performance at airport facility.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Flight Inspection Market

The COVID-19 pandemic is hindering the economic growth of almost every country. It is adversely affecting the international transportation, which is hampering the commercial aircraft market. The restrictions on transportation and international traffic is disrupting the aerospace industry, whereas military aircraft are experiencing very low impact of this downturn on market growth. The flight inspection market is witnessing mixed impact of the pandemic situation such as the demand for flight inspection services has remained stable or increased owing to standing aircraft fleet. On other hand, the purchase of new aircraft, flight inspection systems, and other investments in the expansion of aircraft fleet are reduced as the pandemic has hindered the aviation revenue. Large number of airlines are facing major loss or a few might shutdown permanently. Lowering number of the aircraft and airlines can lower the demand of flight inspection systems and services, which would restrain the flight inspection market growth in the coming years.  

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Rising Adoption from Developing Nations Fuels Growth of Flight inspection Market

Although, strengthening defense and commercial aircraft incurs huge economical cost, it is necessary for each nation to improve their defense and commercial aircraft for better economic growth and international transportation activities. Hence, each country is concerned and eager toward the deployment of advanced flight inspection systems, such as GBAS, ground-based systems, and other communication aids. Moreover, commercial aircraft play a major role in international transport activities and holds major contribution in GDP owing to which each country is focusing toward its development. Significant growth in economy of developing nations is supporting the development of aviation sector. Additionally, rising count of domestic and international travelers is further creating opportunity for the market growth. For instance, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicted that 2.1 billion travelers would travel by 2036, particularly in China. Such rising count of passenger is creating lucrative opportunities for the market and to suffice the need airlines services are going to increase. Similarly, according to the Boeing commercial market outlook report, Latin America is likely to witness a rising demand for fleet deliveries, i.e., around 3,040 numbers in the next 20 years. Such increasing need of additional airline service from developing nations push the airports toward the deployment of advanced flight inspection systems to help manage the operations effectively.

Solution-Based Market Insights

Based on solution, the flight inspection market is bifurcated into system and services. The system segment held a larger market share in 2019.

Flight Inspection Market, by Solution – 2019 and 2027

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End User-Based Market Insights

Based on end user, the flight inspection market is bifurcated into defense airport and commercial airport. The commercial airport segment holds the largest share of the market in 2019.

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Flight Inspection Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 4,281.99 Million in 2019
Market Size Value byUS$ 8,060.80 Million by 2027
Growth rateCAGR of 8.1% from 2020-2027
Forecast Period2020-2027
Base Year2020
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The players operating in the flight inspection market focus on strategies such as partnerships, acquisitions, and market initiatives to maintain their positions in the market. A few developments by key players are listed below:

In June 2020, Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Safran Group SA agreed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Paris Airshow to expand collaboration between these two companies. Under this MoU, Safran and KAI agreed to explore potential collaborative opportunities across activities on the various areas in military, commercial, and space activities.

In October 2020, Bombardier Inc. expanded its footprints in APAC by forming new customer service center in Melbourne, Australia.


By Solution

  • Systems
    • Fixed Systems
    • Mobile Systems
    • Ground-based Systems
  • Services
    • Routine Services
    • Commissioning Services
    • Special Services

By End User

  • Defense Airport
  • Commercial Airport

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of MEA
  • South America (SAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of SAM

Company Profiles

  • Airfield Technology, Inc.
  • Bombardier
  • ENAV S.p.A.
  • Norwegian Special Mission AS
  • Radiola Limited
  • Rhode & Schwarz
  • Safran
  • FCS
  • Textron Aviation Inc
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Solution and Services ) and End User and Geography

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Which system type led the flight inspection market?

In terms of system type, the flight inspection market is segmented into fixed system, mobile system, and ground-based system. The fixed system dominated the market in 2019. The fixed system for flight inspection operation is used to serve the purpose of periodic flight inspections. A fixed system is used to navigate the aircraft for safe takeoff and landing operations at runway. Further, increased demand for automatic and stable flight inspection system in aircraft is upscaling the growth of fixed inspection systems to monitor and control the operations more effectively. Market players are also developing new systems suitable for fixed installation and offering improved inspection activities to meet the customer expectations.

Which factor is driving the flight inspection market?

Routine inspection is of utmost importance for airport authorities to smoothen the operationality of aircraft movements. Apart from routine inspection, the commissioning of inspection services is also being carried out in several countries, as numerous new airports are coming up in developed and developing countries. Over the past couple of years, several airport authorities have been investing toward the expansion of runways and terminals. APAC is foreseen to contribute significantly toward the growth of flight inspection market, as the airport authorities in countries such as China, India, Japan, and other South East Asian countries are investing toward the expansion of existing airports and construction of newer airports.

Which region led flight inspection market?

North America is the matured market with the existence of a large number of flight inspection manufacturers, aircraft OEMs, MRO service providers, and skilled workforce. The demand for advanced technologies is tremendous in the region, with all the end users mentioned above are well aware of newer technologies. Owing to this, the adoption of flight inspection solutions in commercial airports begun decades ago in the region, and are still continuing to integrate the technology on the new airport facilities. The flight inspection service providers and airports with self-owned flight inspection systems have started exercising retrofitting of older aircraft with modern navigational aids, which is also a catalyzer for the North American flight inspection market.

The List of Companies - Flight Inspection Market

  1. Aerodata AG
  2. Airfield Technology, Inc.
  3. Bombardier Inc.
  4. Enav SpA
  5. Norwegian Special Mission AS
  6. Radiola Limited
  7. Rhode & Schwarz GmbH & Co.
  8. Safran SA
  9. FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH
  10. Textron Inc.

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