The global aircraft sensors market size was valued at USD 3.66 Billion in 2022 and is expected to reach a value of USD 5.53 Billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 4.7% between 2023 and 2031. Aircraft sensors are devices that are installed in aircraft for the purpose of controlling, monitoring, and navigation. Sensors are incorporated in aircraft for a variety of flying instruments, including engine temperature gauges, tachometers, fuel and oil gauges.
Aircraft sensors identify unusual differences that result in serious disasters. The addition of electronic sensors to the aircraft makes it easy to manage the system by giving a precise feedback mechanism. The rise of new technologies such as IoT, AI, and big data analytics, as well as increased defense budget, are expected to propel the market.
Aircraft Sensors Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
The rising need for high-tech aviation equipment to replacing obsolete military technology, as well as the increased usage of wireless sensors in commercial and military applications, are anticipated to drive the aircraft sensors market over the forecast period.
Increasing production of commercial airlines worldwide, due to increasing number of passenger flights, is expected to drive the market.
Problems related to cyber security threats, complexity of aircraft sensor design, and strict aviation regulations hamper growth of the market.
The rising demand for sensors in the growing unmanned aerial aircraft vehicles (UAVs) industry is expected to present various market opportunities in the coming years.
Scope of Aircraft Sensors Market Report
The report on the global aircraft sensors market includes an assessment of the market, size, share, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have been included in the report
Global Aircraft Sensors Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast
2016 & 2021
By Sensor Types (Temperature Sensor, Pressure Sensor, Force Sensor, Speed Sensor, Torque Sensor, Accelerometer Sensor, Flow Sensor, Position Sensor, Proximity Sensor, GPS Sensor, Gyroscope, Radar Sensor, Smoke Detection Sensor, Angle Of Attack (AOA) Sensor, Level Sensor, Vibration Sensor, Airspeed & Altitude Sensor, and others), By Platforms (UAVs, Rotary-wing Aircraft [Commercial, Military], Fixed-wing Aircraft[Commercial, Military]), By Applications (Cabin & Cargo Environmental Controls, Flight Decks & Flight Control, Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems, Landing gears, Wheels & Breaks, others), By connectivity (Wired, Wireless), By End-users (OEM, Aftermarket)
Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
Market scope, share, analysis, competitive analysis, growth facts, restraints, opportunities, and revenue forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
Safran, Woodward Inc, TE Connectivity, Honeywell International Inc., AMETEK.Inc., Meggitt PLC., Eaton, Curtiss-Wright, and Collins Aerospace MEMSCAP
Aircraft Sensors Market Segment Insights
Increasing usage of temperature sensors to drive the market
Based on sensor types, the global aircraft sensors market is segmented into temperature sensor, pressure sensor, torque sensor, gyroscope, radar sensor, smoke detection sensor, accelerometer sensor, flow sensor, position sensor, force sensor, speed sensor, proximity sensor, GPS sensor, angle of attack (AOA) sensor, level sensor, vibration sensor, airspeed & altitude sensor, and others.
Position sensors, pressure sensors, and temperature sensors are expected to dominate the market during the forecast period, due to the increased use of it in flight controls and terrorist control programs. These sensors are integrated into various parts of the aircraft, such as cabinets, air ducts, brakes, turbines, pressure lines, and others.
The usage of temperature, pressure, and position sensors is projected to expand, as the manufacture of new aircraft grows rapidly, boosting the market over the forecast period.
Increasing demand for fixed wing aircraft to drive the market
Based on platform, the global aircraft sensors market is segmented into fixed-wing aircraft, rotary blade aircraft, and UAV.
The fixed wing segment is expected to dominate the aircraft sensor market, due to increasing global aircraft fleet. On the contrary, UAV expected to be a rapidly growing segment, due to increased adoption of UAVs in war in intelligence, surveillance, and recognition (ISR) and combat applications. The fixed wing segment is further divided into commercial airlines and military aircraft.
Increasing air travel and air passenger traffic is raising the demand for commercial planes. Therefore, increasing demand for aircraft with fixed wings is expected to stimulate the growth of the aircraft sensors market. The rotary-blade aircraft segment is further divided into commercial helicopters and military helicopters. The military helicopter sub-segment is expected to expand at a significant CAGR, due to growing modern systems across the world.
High demand for passenger safety to drive the market
Based on applications, the global aircraft sensor market is segmented into flight controls and actuation, engine turbine & auxiliary power unit (APU), doors and slides, landing gears and brakes, cabin & cargo environmental control, and environmental control system.
The cabin & cargo environmental control segment is expected to hold a significant market share during the forecast period. Engine, turbine & APU and landing gears and brakes segments are expected to expand at significant pace during the forecast period, owing to increased maintenance, due to increased flight hours .
The cabin & cargo environmental control segment is anticipated to play a vital role in the growth of the market, owing to increased demand for passenger safety and environmental control.
OEM segment to drive the market
Based on end-users, the global aircraft sensor market is segmented into OEM and aftermarket.
The OEM segment is expected to hold a significant market share and grow rapidly during the forecast period, due to increased demand for commercial aircraft. The aftermarket segment is anticipated to grow at a significant pace, owing to increasing flight hours of aircraft. Therefore, it creates an aftermarket demand, as the sensors need to be replaced after certain flight hours.
In addition, the aging of commercial aircraft is expected to boost the aftermarket segment.
High reliability of wired sensors to drive the market
In terms of connectivity, the global aircraft sensor market is segmented into the wired sensor and wireless sensor.
The wired sensors segment is anticipated to hold a significant market share, owing to its high reliability. The wireless sensor segment is expected to expand at substantial CAGR rate, due to increased demand for light weight aircraft.
North America dominates the global market
In terms of regions, the global aircraft sensors market is split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.
North America is expected to dominate aircraft sensor market during the forecast period, as it is the production capital of the aerospace industry, with a significant number of aircraft OEMs and sensor manufacturers. The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow rapidly, owing to rising aviation industry in the region, due to rising air travel.
By Sensor Types
- Temperature Sensor
- Pressure Sensor
- Force Sensor
- Speed Sensor
- Torque Sensor
- Accelerometer Sensor
- Flow Sensor
- Position Sensor
- Proximity Sensor
- GPS Sensor
- Radar Sensor
- Smoke Detection Sensor
- Angle Of Attack (AOA) Sensor
- Level Sensor, Vibration Sensor
- Airspeed & Altitude Sensor
- Rotary-wing Aircraft
- Fixed-wing Aircraft
- Cabin & Cargo Environmental Controls
- Flight Decks & Flight Control
- Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems
- Landing gears
- Wheels & Breaks
- North America
- Latin America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
By Key Players
- Woodward Inc
- TE Connectivity
- Honeywell International Inc.
- Meggitt PLC.
- Collins Aerospace MEMSCAP
Key players in the global aircraft sensors market are Safran, Woodward Inc, TE Connectivity, Honeywell International Inc., AMETEK.Inc., Meggitt PLC., Eaton, Curtiss-Wright, and Collins Aerospace MEMSCAP, among others.