According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global Aviation Heads-Up Display (HUD) Market by type, by tire size, by applications, by distribution channel, and by Region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2015-2030”, the market was valued at US$ 1,637.6 Million in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a growth rate 9.9% by the year 2031.

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A Head-Up Display (HUD) is a transparent screen that seamlessly provides essential flight information directly within a pilot's line of sight, often projected onto the windshield. This technology enables pilots to maintain their focus on the external environment, as the HUD's virtual data appears to be projected in front of the aircraft, eliminating the need to shift their gaze to the HUD screen, which may be positioned just centimeters away, or to consult other critical instruments within the cockpit. Aviation HUDs are meticulously designed to ensure that flight data is displayed on the same visual plane as the surrounding objects, enabling pilots to transition effortlessly between the data presented on the screen and observations of the external environment without the necessity to refocus their vision. The concept of rudimentary HUDs was initially developed during World War II and later found widespread use in military aviation during the 1960s. The first civilian application of this technology was introduced in 1993. In contemporary times, these systems have become commonplace in both military aircraft and large commercial jets. There are several alternative names for HUDs, such as Visual Guidance System (VGS), Head Up Guidance System (HGS), and Head-up Flight Display System (HFDS).

HUDs have found applications in the military and are increasingly being adopted in both the commercial aviation sector and private aircraft. They provide essential navigation, flight, and aircraft energy management information directly in the pilot's line of sight. HUDs have demonstrated a capacity to decrease pilot workload, enhance situational awareness, and mitigate accidents. These devices are advantageous during takeoff and landing, which are typically the most critical phases of a flight. They can minimize instances of tailstrikes during takeoff and landing. HUD systems can factor in variables such as crosswinds while projecting an optimal landing path. These factors have positioned the commercial aviation industry as catalyst for the growth of the aviation HUD market, The defense budget, a segment of the federal budget designated for military operations, encompasses funding for weapon acquisition, maintenance, personnel salaries, training, healthcare, and infrastructure. Global military spending surged by XX% in 2022, reaching a historic high of $XX billion. Europe witnessed its most significant year-on-year defense budget increase in three decades. The United States, China, and Russia were the leading spenders in 2022. Governments are persistently investing in upgrading military equipment and aircraft, driving growth in the global aviation heads-up display (HUD) market due to increased defense expenditures worldwide. However, A stringent regulatory environment refers to a system of rules and regulations that are designed to ensure compliance with specific standards in the production, distribution, and use of a product or service. In terms of aviation HUD production, the regulatory environment is designed to prevent substandard and low-quality products from entering the market, especially in the military & civil aviation settings where the product is intended for use. Therefore, regulatory authorities enforce these regulations by subjecting any tactical headset product to a considerable amount of rigorous testing and approval process before allowing it to enter the market. This is restraining the market growth.

Key Takeaways from the Study:

  • Key players operating in the market are BAE Systems, CMC Electronics, Collins Aerospace, Elbit Systems, Excelitas Technologies Corp, Garmin Ltd., Mercury Systems, Inc., Thales Group. These companies are considered as key manufacturers of Powered Wheelchairs Tires based on their revenue, research development (R&D) activities, regional presence, and supply chain management system.

  • The Global Aviation Heads-up Display (HUD) Market is divided into two types: Conventional HUD, AR-Based HUD. The Conventional HUD segment is projected to expand at a CAGR of XX% between 2023 and 2031. Conventional HUDs are usually less expensive than their more advanced counterparts, making them an appealing option for aircraft manufacturers, particularly in general aviation and older aircraft. This factor of affordability contributes to their growth. The Conventional HUD segment was valued at XX Million in 2022. The AR-Based HUD segment is estimated to continue expanding at a CAGR XX% between 2023 and 2031. Augmented reality technology such as HUDs represents a significant technological advancement. This technology is being adopted by the aviation industry as it allows for extensive customization and information-rich displays. The high level of customization available with AR-based HUDs is a significant growth driver. Pilots can customize the information displayed to meet the needs of their specific mission, improving their control and situational awareness. The AR-Based HUD market was valued at USD XX Million in 2022.

  • The Global Aviation Heads-up Display (HUD) Market is categorized into two Application: Military Aircraft, and Civil Aircraft. The Military Aircraft segment is projected to expand at a CAGR of XX% between 2023 and 2031. Military airplanes HUDs are critical for displaying mission-specific data such as targeting data, sensor outputs, navigation waypoints, threat assessments, and communication cues. This data is critical to the mission's success. Military aircraft HUDs are tightly integrated with onboard weapon systems, allowing for more precise targeting of guided munitions and other weapons. This integration boosts combat efficiency. The Military Aircraft segment was valued at XX Million in 2022. The Civil Aircraft segment is estimated to continue expanding at a CAGR of XX% between 2023 and 2031The primary driver of HUD acceptance in civil aircraft is the significant security improvement they provide.

  • On the basis of region, the global powered wheelchairs tires Market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & and Africa (MEA). In North America, the market in North America is projected to expand at a CAGR of XX% between 2022 and 2031 with a growing interest in sustainability. North America region is witnessing increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and arthritis, leading to higher incidence of mobility impairments. These factors have resulted in increased demand for mobility solution, hence propelling the market. In Europe, the market in Europe is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of XX% between 2023 and 2031. The market growth is attributed to increased demand for mobility from aging population and technological advancements in mobility aids such as power wheelchairs.

Report Scope:

Report Metric


Market Value in 2022

US$ 1,637.6 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2016 to 2031)


Historical Data

2016 to 2021

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 - 2031

Units Considered

Value (US$ Million)

Market Segments

By Type (Conventional HUD, AR-Based HUD), and By Application (Military Aircraft, Civil Aircraft), and By Region.

Key Companies Profiled

BAE Systems, CMC Electronics, Collins Aerospace, Elbit Systems, Excelitas Technologies Corp, Garmin Ltd., Mercury Systems, Inc., Thales Group.

Customization Scope

Report customization available on request

Pricing and Purchase Options

Avail tailor-made purchase options to meet your research requirements.


Target Audience:

  • Supply-side: Glass, Plastic, Metal, Sensors, Optical components

  • Demand Side: Military Aircraft, Civil Aircraft