The “Global Aircraft Cabin Interior Market, By Product Type (Flooring, Sidewalls/Liners, Carts, Overhead Bins, Seats, Lavatory, Monuments, Windows and Others (Lights and IFEC)) By Application (Seating System, Galley, Cabin & Structure and Equipment & System), By Aircraft Type (Narrow Body Aircraft, Wide Body Aircraft and Large Body Aircraft) By Distribution Channel (OEM and Aftermarket) and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa) - Global Forecast to 2027”, is expected to be valued at US$ 20,470.0 million by 2027, witnessing a CAGR of 3.0% during the forecast period (2019-2027), as highlighted in a report published by Coherent Market Insights.
An aircraft cabin interior is the structural form of ambiance that passenger experiences. The primary objective of the aircraft cabin interior is to provide comfort and convenience to passengers. Modern aircraft cabin interiors are comprised of cutting-edge entertainment systems with remote control adjustments for heat, pressure, tension, and movement of a seat with the use of an app. The quality and overall ambience of aircraft cabin interior changes as the airline class changes. Moreover, various airlines install mood lighting, new fiber seats, in-flight live and screening, which can be manually controlled by remote control. On the basis of application, the global aircraft cabin interior market has been segmented into seating system, galley, cabin & structure, and equipment & system.
The global aircraft cabin interior market accounted US$ 16,113.2 Mn in 2019 and it is expected to reach US$ 20,470.0 Mn in 2027 with CAGR 3.0% during forecast period.
Growing emphasis on air travel safety is expected to boost growth of the global aircraft cabin interior market during the forecast period
Generally, fleet age i.e. average operating service of an aircraft is around 5-25 years, depending upon the payload it carries and flight hours it traveled. A passenger aircraft is subjected to periodical wear and tear as its age advances. This is a major factoring hindering airline owners to attract new passengers. Therefore, airline owners are focused on replacing old aircraft with more advanced and safer aircraft, in order to meet government-mandated passenger safety norms. Significant rise in procuring new aircraft by airline carriers, in order to maintain young fleet of aircraft is expected to boost the global aircraft cabin interior market growth over the forecast period.
Adoption of premium economy seating is expected to present lucrative growth opportunities over the forecast period
Economy class is comfortably affordable for price-conscious passengers since ticket prices of economy class and business class are quite significant. Moreover, ticket prices of business class and first class are steep. Major airline carriers are focused on closing the price gap between economy class seating and its features and business class by presenting an entirely new class of cabin, premium economy class. Ticket prices of premium economy class are slightly higher than economy class though they are still affordable to passengers. These ticket prices are, however, much lower than tickets of business class seating while still providing majority of amenities of the same. The novel concept of premium economy class seating has been adopted by major airline carriers including Virgin Athletic, All Nippon Airways, Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and Air France.
Stringent regulatory frameworks and certifications are expected to hamper the global aircraft cabin interior market growth over the forecast period
Airline carriers need to meet stringent regulatory norms and certifications for aircraft cabin interior before it is allowed to use in operations. Such strict regulatory norms could hamper the overall ambiance and convenience of aircraft interior cabin as airline carriers might have to make alterations, in order to meet the passenger safety norms. Therefore, such strict regulatory frameworks and certifications are expected to restrain the global aircraft cabin interior market
Large body aircrafts such as Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 have the most advanced and highly customizable aircraft cabin interiors. These airliners have the largest cabin space volume, which provides an opportunity to explore various options in designing the interior of these aircraft. Such extravagant and customizable aircraft interiors can be found on some major carriers such as Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, British Airways, and Emirates. Furthermore, aircraft cabin interior in narrow-body airlines is comprised of lighter materials, in order to increase aircraft’s payload capacity and to host more passengers. Interior components are made such that passenger count is maintained in the aircraft without compromising safety and comfort of passengers.
Growth of the global aircraft cabin interior depends upon the fleet size and deliveries of airline carriers. Certain airline carriers in a particular region prefer large body aircraft due to flight time length, passenger count and logistical cases; while others prefer narrow-body aircraft due to a large number of budget travelers and low cost of such aircraft. This trend is expected to continue and drive the market growth in the near future. Moreover, narrow-body aircraft have registered the highest demand in Latin America and Asia Pacific, while large body aircraft have witnessed significant demand in Middle East region.
Key players operating in the global aircraft cabin interior market are Aviointeriors S.p.A., Factorydesign, B/E Aerospace, Inc., SCI Cabin Interiors, United Technologies Corporation, Turkish Cabin Interior Inc., Zodiac Aerospace S.A., Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Collins Aerospace, HAECO Group, Bucher Group, Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG, and Geven S.p.A.