Ground Handling Software Market Share & Trend Report 2028

Ground Handling Software Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Airport Class (Class I, Class II, Class III, and Class IV), Application (Terminal Side, Airside, and Landside), and Software Type [Passenger Boarding & Departure Control, Baggage Management, Automated Cargo & Load Control, GSE Tracking (Telemetry), Ramp Management]

Publication Month : Apr 2022

  • Report Code : TIPRE00009709
  • Category : Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 171
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The ground handling software market size is expected to grow from US$ 2959.17 million in 2021 to US$ 4431.98 million by 2028. It is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2021 to 2028.

Players in the ground handling software market have lucrative opportunities in the coming years, pertaining to the rise in the construction of smart airports across the world. The development of smart airports requires increased volumes of advanced technologies and software in an effort to ease the operations at the terminal side, airside, and landside, leading to an increase in the market size. In addition, several airport authorities and governments across the globe have adopted terminal expansion strategies, which are anticipated to complete by 2022. Thus, rising investment towards terminal expansion is generating high demand for software solutions, which is supporting the ground handling software market growth.

The privatization of airports in developing economies, such as India and Japan, is expected to encourage investments in modern ground handling software technologies to manage the rising passenger volume. As a result, the privatization of airports is likely to drive industry expansion in the next few years. The necessity of airport ground handling software is expected to be fueled by the uptake of sophisticated technology for airport handling with systems, such as electric aircraft tugs, fueling automation systems, and augmented reality (AR) glasses for ramp handling operations.

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Ground Handling Software Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 2959.17 Million in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 4431.98 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 5.9% from 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Ground Handling Software Market

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire aviation industry came to an unscheduled halt. The suspension of passenger air transport by the airlines, governments, and airport authorities affected several associated industries. Although the repatriation flights and air freight business continued to function in 2020 and 2021, the operations at every airport were significantly restricted to the businesses mentioned above, and end users struggled to gain profits. This factor is expected to limit the adoption of advanced technology among end users over the next few years, as gaining aeronautical revenue would be the end user’s priority as the airports begin operating.

The uptake rate of specialized software for various airport operations is expected to remain slow over the next couple of years, as the airport business is likely to be restricted and is projected to lead the airports, airlines, and ground handlers to gain marginal profits, thereby further impacting the ground handling software market growth during the forecast period.

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Ground Handling Software Market Insights

Modern-day airports are equipped and integrated with advanced technologies to facilitate the passengers, airport staff, airline crews, and other individuals to maneuver smoothly. Apart from human movement, several other services are carried out, such as baggage management, cargo handling, loading, and ramp management, which require advanced software and technologies. Thus, an increasing number of airports worldwide is driving the demand for ground handling software, catalyzing the market’s growth.

The expansion in existing airports with a higher number of terminals reflects a rise in the demand for ground handling software for baggage management solutions, passenger boarding management, and cargo area management. To ease operations, airport authorities are increasing their interests and investments toward simplifying the management by utilizing various software, generating substantial revenues in the ground handling software industry.

A growing number of international airports and new airport projects recognize the value that ground handling software can deliver to coordinate, monitor, and improve all aspects of ground handling and operations, optimize labor, enhance operational performance, mitigate risk, and improve traveler experiences. This is the reason, these airports are looking for partnering with suppliers who can offer best-in-class ground handling software to the airports.

As of March 2022, there are a number of airports building projects of various types that are known to be underway and incomplete, aiding the ground handling software market during the forecast period.

Airport Class-Based Market Insights

Ground handling software market analysis by airport class, the ground handling software market is segmented intoClass I, Class II, Class III, and Class IV. In 2021, the Class I segment accounted for the largest ground handling software market share.

Ground Handling Software Market, by Airport Class, during 2021–2028 (%)

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Application-Based Market Insights

Ground handling software market analysis by application, the ground handling software market is segmented into terminal side, airside, and landside. In 2021, the terminal side segment accounted for the largest ground handling software market share.

Market players adopt strategies, such as mergers, acquisitions, and market initiatives, to maintain their positions in the ground handling software market. A few developments by key players in the market report are listed below:

  • In October 2021, SITA completed the acquisition of safety Line S.A.S., a digital solution provider for aviation safety and efficiency. This acquisition strategy will enhance SITA's Digital Day of Operations portfolio and reduce its carbon footprint by taking sustainable steps.
  • In February 2021, Cabin Services Australia adopted Damarel's FiNDnet Suite of turn management, service capture, and billing tools. As they are expanding into Gold Coast Airport. CSA provides cost-effective airlines support to major airlines in Australia and New Zealand.

Company Profiles in the Ground Handling Software Market Report

  • Arepo Solutions Ltd.
  • Avtura Limited
  • Damarel Systems International Ltd.
  • Quantum Aviation Solutions
  • Quonext
  • 1RESA Airport Data Systems
  • SITA
  • Wiseleap
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

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

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Airport Class, Application, and Software Type

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

What is the future trend for ground handling software market?

As the air passenger traffic and aircraft fleet size continue to surge across the globe, the airport authorities are seeking robust solutions to manage ground operations. The ground handler plays a crucial role in airport operations; however, the airports observe shorter turnaround times among ground handlers, which disrupts the operations. Another significant concern among the airport authorities is the scarcity of skilled ground handling personnel. With an objective to deter the threats of massive disruptions in operations caused by ground handlers, several airport authorities are seeking software-based ground handling managers, which manage databases centrally, enabling users to access the system through easy-to-use web pages.

Which application-based segment has the largest market share in 2020?

Based on Application, the global ground handling software market is segmented into terminal side, airside, and landside. The global ground handling software market is dominated by terminal side segment in 2020, which accounted for ~ 46.9%.

What are the driving factors responsible for the growth of ground handling software market?

The growing investments toward the construction of newer airports, as well as the expansion of existing airports, are driving the ground handling services industry, which is positively impacting the ground handling software market.
The escalating ground handling activities demand software-based solutions to ease the operations, which is catalyzing the demand for products offered by various software developers. This is throttling the ground handling software market growth.

What are the market opportunities for ground handling software market?

The aviation industry is among the fast-changing industries, and several governments, airport authorities, and technology developers are enabling the industry to witness a continuous rise. The adoption of technology among the airports is maximum in Asia Pacific owing to the fact that the governments and airport authorities in different countries in the region are investing huge amounts toward the advancements of airports. The demand for technologically advanced solutions for applications at airports has led to the rise in the commercialization of smart airport concept. According to Airport Council International (ACI), the growth rate of air passengers in different regions are: Asia Pacific - 10%, Europe - 8.8%, Africa - 6.3%, Middle East - 5.8%, South America - 4.0%, and North America - 3.7%. With an objective to cater to ever-rising passenger count, substantial investments are being monetized to construct newer airports or expand existing infrastructures.

Who are the major vendors in the ground handling software market?

Key companies in the ground handling software market include Arepo Solutions Ltd., Avtura Ltd., Damarel Systems International Ltd., Inform GmbH, Quantum Aviation Solutions, Quonext, Resa Airport Data Systems, SITA, Topsystem Systemhaus GmbH, Wiseleap.

Which region has the largest market share in the ground handling software market?

APAC held the largest market share in year 2020 due to a significant increase in investments in newer airport constructions., along with the notable revenue generation opportunities in Europe and North America. The growth of ground handling software market in the Europe majorly pertains to the presence of a large number of software developers offering ground handling software solutions to various airports.

The List of Companies - Ground Handling Software Market

  1. Arepo Solutions Ltd.
  2. Avtura Limited 
  3. Damarel Systems International Ltd.
  4. INFORM GmbH 
  5. Quantum Aviation Solutions
  6. Quonext 
  7. 1RESA Airport Data Systems
  8. SITA
  10. Wiseleap

The Insight Partners performs research in 4 major stages: Data Collection & Secondary Research, Primary Research, Data Analysis and Data Triangulation & Final Review.

  1. Data Collection and Secondary Research:

As a market research and consulting firm operating from a decade, we have published many reports and advised several clients across the globe. First step for any study will start with an assessment of currently available data and insights from existing reports. Further, historical and current market information is collected from Investor Presentations, Annual Reports, SEC Filings, etc., and other information related to company’s performance and market positioning are gathered from Paid Databases (Factiva, Hoovers, and Reuters) and various other publications available in public domain.

Several associations trade associates, technical forums, institutes, societies and organizations are accessed to gain technical as well as market related insights through their publications such as research papers, blogs and press releases related to the studies are referred to get cues about the market. Further, white papers, journals, magazines, and other news articles published in the last 3 years are scrutinized and analyzed to understand the current market trends.

  1. Primary Research:

The primarily interview analysis comprise of data obtained from industry participants interview and answers to survey questions gathered by in-house primary team.

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  • Provides first-hand information on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook
  • Validates and strengthens in-house secondary research findings
  • Develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding

Primary research involves email interactions and telephone interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Outside experts: Valuation experts, research analysts and key opinion leaders specializing in the electronics and semiconductor industry.

Below is the breakup of our primary respondents by company, designation, and region:

Research Methodology

Once we receive the confirmation from primary research sources or primary respondents, we finalize the base year market estimation and forecast the data as per the macroeconomic and microeconomic factors assessed during data collection.

  1. Data Analysis:

Once data is validated through both secondary as well as primary respondents, we finalize the market estimations by hypothesis formulation and factor analysis at regional and country level.

  • 3.1 Macro-Economic Factor Analysis:

We analyse macroeconomic indicators such the gross domestic product (GDP), increase in the demand for goods and services across industries, technological advancement, regional economic growth, governmental policies, the influence of COVID-19, PEST analysis, and other aspects. This analysis aids in setting benchmarks for various nations/regions and approximating market splits. Additionally, the general trend of the aforementioned components aid in determining the market's development possibilities.

  • 3.2 Country Level Data:

Various factors that are especially aligned to the country are taken into account to determine the market size for a certain area and country, including the presence of vendors, such as headquarters and offices, the country's GDP, demand patterns, and industry growth. To comprehend the market dynamics for the nation, a number of growth variables, inhibitors, application areas, and current market trends are researched. The aforementioned elements aid in determining the country's overall market's growth potential.

  • 3.3 Company Profile:

The “Table of Contents” is formulated by listing and analyzing more than 25 - 30 companies operating in the market ecosystem across geographies. However, we profile only 10 companies as a standard practice in our syndicate reports. These 10 companies comprise leading, emerging, and regional players. Nonetheless, our analysis is not restricted to the 10 listed companies, we also analyze other companies present in the market to develop a holistic view and understand the prevailing trends. The “Company Profiles” section in the report covers key facts, business description, products & services, financial information, SWOT analysis, and key developments. The financial information presented is extracted from the annual reports and official documents of the publicly listed companies. Upon collecting the information for the sections of respective companies, we verify them via various primary sources and then compile the data in respective company profiles. The company level information helps us in deriving the base number as well as in forecasting the market size.

  • 3.4 Developing Base Number:

Aggregation of sales statistics (2020-2022) and macro-economic factor, and other secondary and primary research insights are utilized to arrive at base number and related market shares for 2022. The data gaps are identified in this step and relevant market data is analyzed, collected from paid primary interviews or databases. On finalizing the base year market size, forecasts are developed on the basis of macro-economic, industry and market growth factors and company level analysis.

  1. Data Triangulation and Final Review:

The market findings and base year market size calculations are validated from supply as well as demand side. Demand side validations are based on macro-economic factor analysis and benchmarks for respective regions and countries. In case of supply side validations, revenues of major companies are estimated (in case not available) based on industry benchmark, approximate number of employees, product portfolio, and primary interviews revenues are gathered. Further revenue from target product/service segment is assessed to avoid overshooting of market statistics. In case of heavy deviations between supply and demand side values, all thes steps are repeated to achieve synchronization.

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