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Impact Analysis of Covid-19

The complete version of the Report will include the impact of the COVID-19, and anticipated change on the future outlook of the industry, by taking into the account the political, economic, social, and technological parameters.

Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based air traffic controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace. The primary objective of ATC is to prevent collisions, organize and expedite the flow of air traffic, and provide information and other support for pilots. Air traffic controller directs aircraft during takeoff and landings at airports in order to keep safe distance from each other at the ground and in the sky. Furthermore, the controller helps aircraft during bad weather in order to ensure minimal delays.

The global air traffic control market is estimated to be valued at US$ 4553.6 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.8 % over the forecast period (2021-2028).

Recent Developments:

  1. In June 2019, BAE Systems plc announced to supply the Vehicle Management Control System and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) System for Boeing’s new carrier-based unmanned air fueling platform.
  2. In October 2019, Raytheon Company entered into agreement with WEY Technology to co-develop the next-generation air traffic controller workstation named Multi-platform ATC Re-hosting Solution, or MARS.
  3. In August 2021, Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS) has been selected for a long-term framework agreement by skeyes, the Air Traffic Control organization of Belgium, for their Digital Tower programme.

Asia Pacific held dominant position in the global air traffic control market in 2020, accounting for 33.81% share in terms of volume, followed by Rest of World and Europe, respectively owing to the modernization of airport infrastructure has led to an increase in the procurement of air traffic control equipment to streamline aircraft operations.

Figure 1. Global Air Traffic Control Market Value (US$ 1468.0 Mn), by Region, 2020

Air Traffic Control  | Coherent Market Insights

Global Air Traffic Control Market: Drivers

Increasing number of air passengers is expected to drive growth of the global air traffic control market during the forecast period

Growing urbanization and rising disposable have increased the number of passengers traveling via aircraft. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in 2018, around 4.3 billion people traveled in aircraft, increasing from 2.9 billion in 2012. According to the same source, the air transport capacity offered by airlines grew by 4% in 2012 across the world. Such development is expected to contribute positively to air traffic control systems. Furthermore, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, Asia Pacific reported a growth of 5.5% in international airlines and 8.8% in domestic airlines. Europe reported growth in air traffic by 5.6% in international airlines and declines to 0.7% in domestic airlines. Therefore, these factors are expected to drive growth of the global air traffic control market during the forecast period.

Growing airport infrastructure development is expected to propel the global air traffic control market growth over the forecast period

Since the number of passengers traveling by air is increasing, the authorities are required to expand the existing infrastructure of airport, in order to manage and handle passenger safety. Growing trade relations among countries and numerous student exchange programs conducted by universities across the world has significantly contributed to the rise in air travelers. According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education, the number of international student enrolment in Canada has increased from 136,000 in 2001 to more than 265,000 in 2012 registering an increase of 94%. Furthermore, passenger comfort and safety management have become a primary concern for airport authorities, which in turn, is increasing investment in air traffic control equipment. Hence, these factors are expected to propel the global air traffic control market in the near future.

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Air Traffic Control Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2020 Market Size in 2021: US$ 4553.6 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR: 4.8% 2028 Value Projection: US$ 6374.0 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
Segments covered:
  • By Type: Communication equipment, Navigation equipment, Surveillance equipment
  • By End user: Commercial Aircrafts, Private Aircrafts, Military Aircrafts
Companies covered:

BAE Systems plc, Raytheon Company, Harris Corporation, Searidge Technologies Inc., Cobham Plc, Thales Group, NavAero Inc., Northrop Grumman Corp, Indra Sistemas S.A., and Lockheed Martin Corp.

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing number of air passengers
  • Growing airport infrastructure development
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High cost of air traffic control systems
  • Presence of stringent regulatory norms

Global Air Traffic Control Market: Opportunities

Advent of satellite-based navigation ATC can present lucrative growth opportunities

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), commercial airline passenger traffic would increase manifold by 2025. Sometimes due to uncertain position of airplanes, most of the airliners are forced to take stepped landing where airplane comes down to a given altitude and then comes down again when being instructed by tower. Moreover, such satellite-based air traffic control systems will help to cut down the emissions and cost of fuel due to continuous tracking.

Rising need for unmanned air traffic management (UTM)

There has been increased demand for unmanned air traffic management recently. UTM is an air traffic management ecosystem, which in underdevelopment, for autonomously controlled operations of unmanned aerial system. It is being developed by FAA, NASA, and other federal agencies. It is expected to reduce human errors and provide efficient instructions for pilots.

Market Trends:

Contracts and agreements among market players is a major trend

Major companies in the market are focused on contracts and agreements, in order to enhance the market presence. For instance, in January 2012, NavAero entered into agreement with Air France for supplying t BagC22 for airline fleets of A330, 320, 340, and 747 aircraft. In October 2011, Malaysia airlines signed agreement with NavAero for deployment of t Bag™C22 Class 2 EFB and display systems. Moreover, in April 2014, Indra received a contract to modernize five air traffic control centers of Chilean Civil Aviation Department.

Figure 2. Global Air Traffic Control Market Share, By Communication Equipment, 2020

Air Traffic Control  | Coherent Market Insights

Key Takeaways of the Graph:

  • Among Type, the Communication Equipment held dominant position in the market and accounted for 37.59% share in the global air traffic control market in 2020. The segment is expected to reach US$ 2466.0 million in 2028, owing to up gradation of communication equipment integrated with new advanced technologies.
  • Among End user, the Commercial aircrafts held dominant position in the market and accounted for 39.35% share in the global air traffic control market in 2020. The segment is expected to reach US$ 2541.9 million in 2028 owing to technology and the future evolution of the air traffic control system, rising GDP, and consequently, disposable income and living standards.

Global Air Traffic Control Market: Restraints

High cost of air traffic control systems is expected to restrain growth of the global air traffic control market during the forecast period

Cost of air traffic control systems is significantly high. ATC systems are provided by Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and are sometimes paid by air travelers as charges. Furthermore, up gradation of these technologies involves heavy charges, owing to incorporation of different technologies in ATC. Besides, it takes a significant amount of time to identify future requirements of ATC systems and installing facilities that fulfill those requirements. Hence, these factors are expected to restrain growth of the global air traffic control market during the forecast period.

Presence of stringent regulatory norms is expected to hinder the global air traffic control market growth over the forecast period

There are several strict regulatory norms that need to be complied with by ATC systems. Although there are standard norms across the globe, certain countries and their respective authorities may impose additional regulations, which makes it challenging. Thus, these factors are expected to hinder the market growth in the near future.

Global Air Traffic Control Market: Competitive Landscape

Key companies operating in the global air traffic control market are BAE Systems plc, Raytheon Company, Harris Corporation, Searidge Technologies Inc., Cobham Plc, Thales Group, NavAero Inc., Northrop Grumman Corp, Indra Sistemas S.A., and Lockheed Martin Corp.

Air traffic control is an essential service offered by ground-based air traffic managers who direct aircraft in controlled airspace and over the air surface, and also offer advisory services for other aircraft in unassigned airspace. Air traffic control requires knowledge of all aspects of air navigation and their use and knowledge of airport operations, but may also include hazard communication, traffic analysis, weather observations and forecast, media communications and weather applications. 

Market Dynamics:

Initiative to boost the aviation sector post Covid-19 is expected to propel growth of the global air traffic control market over the forecast period. For instance, in September 2020, Airports Council International (ACI) laid out a roadmap for the recovery of the airport sector and wider aviation ecosystem from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Moreover, recovery in domestic passenger traffic is also expected to aid in growth of the market. For instance, according to ICRA Limited, an independent and professional investment information and credit rating agency, the Indian aviation industry witnessed a recovery in domestic passenger traffic in August 2020, with a sequential growth (over July 2020) of 25 per cent to 26 lakh passengers. 

Launch of air traffic control services is expected to propel growth of the global air traffic control market over the forecast period. For instance, in November 2020, NAV CANADA, a private, not-for-profit company, providing air traffic control, airport advisory services, weather briefings and aeronautical information services, introduced air traffic control service in at Red Deer Regional (CYQF) airport, Canada.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global air traffic control market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2021–2028), considering 2020 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global air traffic control market based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include BAE Systems plc, Raytheon Company, Harris Corporation, Searidge Technologies Inc., Cobham Plc, Thales Group, NavAero Inc., Northrop Grumman Corp, Indra Sistemas S.A., and Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global air traffic control market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global air traffic control market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Air Traffic Control Market, By Type:
    • Communication equipment
    • Navigation equipment
    • Surveillance equipment
  • Global Air Traffic Control Market, By End user:
    • Commercial aircrafts
    • Private aircrafts
    • Military aircrafts
  • Global Air Traffic Control Market, By Region:
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World (RoW)

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Type
      • Market Snippet, By End User
      • Market Snippet, By Region
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
    • Drivers
    • Restraints
    • Market Opportunities
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Solutions Trend
    • New system Launch/Approvals
  4. Global Air Traffic Control Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
  5. Global Air Traffic Control Market, by Type, 2017-2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment trends
    • Communication equipment
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Navigation equipment
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Surveillance equipment
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Air Traffic Control Market, By End User, 2017-2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment trends
    • Commercial aircrafts
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (US$ Million)
    • Private aircrafts
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (US$ Million)
    • Military aircrafts
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (US$ Million)
  7. Global Air Traffic Control Market, By Region, 2017-2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
    • North America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Type, 2020–2027(US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
    • Europe
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Type, 2020–2027(US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
    • Asia Pacific
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Type, 2020–2027(US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
    • Rest of World
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Type, 2020–2027(US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • BAE Systems plc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Raytheon Company
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Harris Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Searidge Technologies Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Cobham Plc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Thales Group
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • NavAero Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Northrop Grumman Corp
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Indra Sistemas S.A.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Lockheed Martin Corp.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions

Increasing number of air passengers and growing airport infrastructure development are factors boosting demand for air traffic control.
High cost of air traffic control systems and presence of stringent regulatory norms are factors hindering growth of the market.
The market was valued at US$ 4340.3 million in 2020.
Commercial aircrafts held dominant position in the market in 2020.
Contracts and agreements among market players along with partnership and collaboration activities are gaining traction in the market.
Key companies operating in the market are BAE Systems plc, Raytheon Company, Harris Corporation, Searidge Technologies Inc., Cobham Plc, Thales Group, NavAero Inc., Northrop Grumman Corp, Indra Sistemas S.A., and Lockheed Martin Corp.
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