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  • Published On : Nov 2022
  • Code : CMI5363
  • Industry : Semiconductors
  • Pages : 172
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Aircraft batteries are used to start the engines of aircraft similar to car batteries. An electrical failure is a very serious issue and often is an emergency that requires that the aircraft batteries take up power load to run the essential functions until the power generation is restored or the aircrafts lands and the passengers and crew are evacuated. If there is an engine shutdown during the flight due to slow down of engine or any other reason, the batteries are required to restart the engines.

The aircraft batteries are also very important to regulate the DC voltage on the aircraft. This ensures that the quality of power received by the electronic and electrical equipment is of good quality. Therefore the batteries have to be of high quality and they should be maintained and kept in perfect working condition at all times.

The batteries must be regularly checked to ensure safety and improve reliability. Regular maintenance ensures peak performance and reduces the chances of onboard failures that cause aircraft delays, which are very costly to the aircraft operators, in terms of maintenance. Battery maintenance is performed off aircraft in dedicated maintenance facilities such as e2b calibration. Basic maintenance procedures are similar for both Lead-Acid and Ni-Cd batteries. Apart from the usual tools such as torque wrenches and multi-meters is required to perform the charging and discharging sequences of the batteries. The electrolyte levels of the vented batteries are also required to be checked and charged up regularly.

Restraint:

Testing batteries is difficult and important. Aircraft battery manufacturers face a number of difficulties including setup and system complexity, lengthy testing periods, adherence to evolving safety regulations. Moreover due to complicated systems and dangerous materials used in batteries, battery testing has turned into a difficult and drawn-out process. Batteries can explode due to their high currents, toxic compounds, and high voltages. For instance, the majority of battery manufacturers do life cycle tests, which can take up to six months or longer. It takes a lot of time because separate tests are needed for each application.

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Aircraft Battery Charging and Testing Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 652.57 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 7.7% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 1120.40 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa: GCC Countries, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East and Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Aircraft Type: Commercial Aircraft and Private Aircraft
  • By Battery Type: Nickel Cadmium battery, Lead Acid battery, and Lithium-ion battery
  • By Battery Charging Type: Constant Voltage Charging (CP) and Constant Current Charging
  • By Battery Testing Type: Capacity Test and Charge Acceptance Test
  • By Region: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
Companies covered:

ATEQ AVIATION, Blue Skies Aviation, DUNCAN AVIATION INC., Saft, ARBIN INSTRUMENTS, Concorde Battery Corporation, Enersys, The Boeing Company, GS Yuasa Corporation, Securaplane Technologies, Inc.

Growth Drivers:
  • The increase in air travel and increasing manufacturing of new aircrafts
  • Increasing demand for chargeable battery
  • Increasing demand for portable devices
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High complexity and maintenance of the batteries

Global Aircraft Battery Charging and Testing Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic:

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the aviation business, and those effects are estimated to last throughout the forecast period. Passenger traffic in the commercial sector fell significantly between 2020 and 2021. It is estimated that it will take two to three years to fully recover due to the emergence of many pandemic waves in numerous countries. The COVID-19 epidemic and containment measures have dramatically reduced demand for passenger air travel (and freight, to a lesser extent), endangering the future of the industry. The battery manufacturers were heavily affected as demand reduced at the beginning of the pandemic during Q1 2020. The sales decline in various sectors such as consumer electronics, electric vehicles, aircraft, manufacturing and others. Thus, the battery manufacturers had to reduce battery production to avoid oversaturation in the market.

Moreover, declining lithium-ion battery prices and increase in demand of electric vehicles, tend to increase the battery production, which would directly affect the aircraft battery charging and testing market.

North America held dominant position in the global aircraft battery charging and testing market in 2021

Statistics:

North America held dominant position in the global aircraft battery charging and testing market in 2021, accounting for 35% share, in terms of value, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific.

Figure 1: Global Aircraft Battery Charging and Testing Market Share (%), By Region, 2021

Aircraft Battery Charging and Testing  | Coherent Market Insights

North America is expected to dominate the aircraft battery charging and testing market. This is due to the increasing demand of aircraft batteries owing to the large demand of fleets. There is also growth in the manufacturing of aircraft in this region.

The growing usage of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) for military tasks and responsibilities, such as object inspection, is driving the growth of the European market. Asia Pacific is anticipated to have the highest CAGR throughout the projection period due to its expanding development rate. The need to conserve land in nations like China and India, as well as the rising demand for new aircraft for both general aviation and commercial use, are driving the regional market to expand.

Lithium-ion battery segment is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period

The market is segmented into lead-acid batteries, lithium-ion batteries, and nickel-cadmium batteries based on battery type. The nickel-cadmium battery segment is expected to retain its dominance up to 2030, while lithium-ion battery segment is expected to grow at fastest rate. With the assistance of important stakeholders, the aircraft industry is gradually switching from lead-acid batteries to nickel-cadmium and lithium-ion batteries as programs for new-generation aircraft are relying more on lithium-ion batteries.

Figure 2: Global Aircraft Battery Charging and Testing Market Share (%), By Battery Type, 2021

Aircraft Battery Charging and Testing  | Coherent Market Insights

The global aircraft battery charging and testing market is estimated to be valued at US$ 652.57 Mn in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 1120.40 Mn by 2030 at a CAGR of 7.7% between 2022 and 2030.

Major players operating in the global aircraft battery charging and testing market include ATEQ AVIATION, Blue Skies Aviation, DUNCAN AVIATION INC., Saft, ARBIN INSTRUMENTS, Concorde Battery Corporation, Enersys, The Boeing Company, GS Yuasa Corporation, Securaplane Technologies, Inc.

Batteries, like other technologies, have advanced significantly in recent years. However, the main technologies used nowadays remain the classics: valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA), nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) and Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion).  The first type, the lead-acid batteries are the most consolidated technology, offering a competitive cost, high reliability and most importantly, since they do not require regular checking of the electrolyte level, they have been considered ‘maintenance free batteries’. The Nickel-Cadmium battery is the most used for commercial aviation thanks to a high cycling capacity which ensures long life. It also provides reduced maintenance and low weight and size, which makes these batteries an attractive alternative for the commercial aeronautical industry. Some of the users of Nickel-Cadmium batteries are corporative jets such as the Pilatus PC-24 or big commercial airplanes as the Airbus A-320. Lithium-Ion batteries have not been widely used in aviation until the recent years with the introduction of the RPAS. The main advantage of Li-Ion batteries are the very low weight and low volume, which make them ideal to fit into RPAS. Moreover, some modern commercial aircraft have installed these batteries in their emergency system such as the Airbus A350XWB. However, these batteries come with a high purchase price and some safety hazards, associated with the high energy densities coupled with the flammable electrolyte, that make them unsafe.

Market Dynamics

The demand for aircraft in various sectors and their development for proper functioning drives the aircraft battery charging and testing market. The battery plays a significant role in operating the aircraft. The increased usage of aircraft in military operations is fuelling the market. The military sector's demand for advanced aircraft, especially for the air forces during military operations. Military aircraft with high-quality features, especially good battery life, the Market Outlook will help the market to propel its business.

In the commercial and civil areas, the demand for aircraft is highly increasing for various purposes. The usage of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) for commercial, civil, and military purposes is even driving the aircraft battery charging and testing market. UAVs in military sectors are used for investigation and monitoring, and commercially UAVs can be used for transporting necessary things in logistics. The use of aircraft batteries in UAVs is increasing as the application of UAVs is rising in high demand.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of global aircraft battery charging and testing market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2022– 2030), considering 2021 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 approvals, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by the leading  market players
  • It profiles leading players in the global aircraft battery charging and testing market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, market capital, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Companies covered as a part of this study include ATEQ AVIATION, Blue Skies Aviation, DUNCAN AVIATION INC., Saft, ARBIN INSTRUMENTS, Concorde Battery Corporation, Enersys, The Boeing Company, GS Yuasa Corporation, Securaplane Technologies, Inc.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decisions regarding future product launches, product upgrades, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global aircraft battery charging and testing market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, managed service providers, third-party service providers, distributors, new entrants, and value-added resellers
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global aircraft battery charging and testing market

Detailed Segmentation

  • Global Aircraft Battery Charging and Testing Market , By Aircraft Type:
    • Commercial Aircraft
    • Private Aircraft
  • Global Aircraft Battery Charging and Testing Market , By Battery Type:
    • Nickel Cadmium Battery
    • Lead Acid Battery
    •  Lithium-ion Battery
  • Global Aircraft Battery Charging and Testing Market , By Battery Charging Type:
    • Constant Voltage Charging
    • Constant Current Charging
  • Global Aircraft Battery Charging and Testing Market , By Battery Testing Type:
    • Capacity Test
    • Charge Acceptance Test
  • Global Aircraft Battery Charging and Testing Market , By Region:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
      • By Country/Region:
        • GCC Countries
        • South Africa
        • Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • ATEQ AVIATION*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments/ Updates
    • Blue Skies Aviation
    • DUNCAN AVIATION INC.
    • Saft
    • ARBIN INSTRUMENTS
    • Concorde Battery Corporation
    • Enersys
    • The Boeing Company
    • GS Yuasa Corporation
    • Securaplane Technologies, Inc.,

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global aircraft battery charging and testing market is expected to reach US$ 1120.40 million by 2030.
The market is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.7 % during the forecast period (2022-2030).
Increasing demand for chargeable battery is expected to boost the market
Lithium-ion battery segment held the largest market share among battery type, contributing 42% in terms of value in 2021.
North America held the largest share in the market in 2021, accounting for 35% share in terms of value.
Key players operating in the market include ATEQ AVIATION, Blue Skies Aviation, DUNCAN AVIATION INC., Saft, ARBIN INSTRUMENTS, Concorde Battery Corporation, Enersys, The Boeing Company, GS Yuasa Corporation, Securaplane Technologies, Inc., and Others.

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