The global military aircraft actuation systems market is projected to register a robust CAGR during the forecast period, between 2021 and 2028. Actuation systems are an essential component of military aircraft, controlling a wide variety of applications. The aircraft actuation systems adjust levers and flaps to extend, control, as well as monitor velocity, retract landing gear, and engine speed.
Furthermore, various energy sources, such as hydraulic fluid pressure, electricity, or pneumatic pressure, are used to power the actuation systems. The military aircraft actuation system also handles weapon bay door, missile launch, wing rotation & fold, air brake, and other functions.
Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities:
- Increasing demand for military aircraft, growing demand for actuation systems in the military and defence sectors, and rising usage of combat aircraft in missions drives the market.
- Increasing government spending in military and defence will increase the number of aircraft, propelling the military aircraft actuation system market forward.
- Increased investment in research & development is estimated to drive the market.
- Rapid technological advancements, as well as leakage issues in hydraulic actuators, are hindering market expansion.
- Growing use of lightweight materials, changing preference towards electric actuators, and increasing terrorist attacks are projected to create immense opportunities for the market players.
Scope of the report:
The report on military aircraft actuation systems market includes an assessment of the market, size, share, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have been included in the report.
Global Military Aircraft Actuation Systems Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast
2018 & 2019
Systems (Hydraulic Actuators, Mechanical Actuators, Electrical Actuators, and Pneumatic Actuators), Aircrafts (Combat Aircraft and Non-combat Aircraft), Types (Rotary and Linear), Wing Types (Rotary Wings and Fixed Wings), End-users (Control Aircraft, Military Utility Aircraft, Unmanned Military Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, and Others), Applications (Landing Gear System, Flight Control System, and Others)
Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
Market scope, analysis, share, competitive analysis, growth facts, restraints, opportunities, and revenue forecast
Military Aircraft Actuation System Market Segment Insights:
The hydraulic actuators segment is projected to hold significant market share
Based on systems, the military aircraft actuation systems market can be segmented into hydraulic actuators, mechanical actuators, electrical actuators, and pneumatic actuators. The hydraulic actuators segment is projected to hold a significant market share. The hydraulic actuator is becoming more popular due to advantages such as integrated redundancy in the event of a failure, overload protection, and a free-floating control surface that is extensively utilized in conventional aircraft.
The combat aircrafts segment is anticipated to account for a substantial share
On the basis of aircrafts, the market can be bifurcated into combat aircrafts and non-combat aircrafts. The combat aircrafts segment is anticipated to account for a substantial share. Combat aircraft are often produced and bought only by military forces and are designed to eliminate the adversary using their own weaponry through attacking, surveillance, and reconnaissance. The primary factors driving the segment are evolving threats and rising geopolitical instability.
The fixed wings segment is projected to expand at a high CAGR during the forecast period
In terms of wing types, the military aircraft actuation systems market can be divided into rotary wings and fixed wings. The fixed wings segment is projected to expand at a high CAGR during the forecast period. The segment's growth is being driven by an increase in defence appropriations for combat aircraft, increasing demand for the expansion of the air force fleet, and rising demand for aircraft across many sectors such as commercial, military, and general aviation.
The linear segment is estimated to expand at substantial rate in the coming years
Based on types, the market can be split into rotary and linear. The linear segment is estimated to expand at a substantial rate in the coming years, due to its accuracy and controllability. The linear actuator segment is likewise expected to be the fastest-growing during the forecast period. The increasing demand for electro-mechanical linear actuators, such as ball screw actuators in airplanes, is expected to fuel the market.
The fighter aircraft segment is anticipated to expand at a robust pace in the near future
On the basis of end-users, the military aircraft actuation systems market can be segmented into control aircraft, military utility aircraft, unmanned military aircraft, fighter aircraft, and others. The fighter aircraft segment is anticipated to expand at a robust pace in the near future. The growing geopolitical divide between states has prompted the adoption of sophisticated fighter aircraft to update the existing fleet and improve aerial defence capabilities. Technology developments in stealth and precise weapons are assisting in the growth of the fighter aircraft segment.
The flight control system segment is expected to hold major market share
In terms of applications, the market can be segregated into landing gear system, flight control system, and other systems. The flight control system segment is expected to hold major market share. The advancement of navigational technologies, as well as efficient aircraft operations such as flight operations, technical operations, and ground operations, have improved aviation operations' efficiency. These factors have resulted in increased aircraft orders around the world. Lightweight flight control system development is projected to drive the market for aircraft flight control systems.
North America is expected to dominate the market
In terms of regions, the military aircraft actuation systems market can be categorized as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is anticipated to dominate the market. Growth of the region is attributed to presence of several significant combat aircraft manufacturers as well as actuation system providers in the region. Furthermore, the US military is expected to receive billions of dollars in assistance for new destroyers, fighter jets, and black hawk helicopters, which have an indirect impact on military aircraft actuation systems in this region.
- Hydraulic Actuators
- Mechanical Actuators
- Electrical Actuators
- Pneumatic Actuators
- Combat Aircraft
- Non-combat Aircraft
By Wing Types
- Landing Gear System
- Flight Control System
- Other Systems
- Control Aircraft
- Military Utility Aircraft
- Unmanned Military Aircraft
- Fighter Aircraft
- Asia Pacific
- North America
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Moog Inc.
- Parker Hannifin Corporation
- Honeywell International Inc.
- Raytheon Technologies Corporation
- Eaton Corporation
- Curtiss-Wright Corporation
- Liebherr Group
- General Electric Company
- Saab AB
- Woodward Inc
Key players in the military aircraft actuation systems market include Moog Inc.; Parker Hannifin Corporation; Honeywell International Inc.; Raytheon Technologies Corporation; Eaton Corporation; Curtiss-Wright Corporation; Liebherr Group; General Electric Company; Saab AB; and Woodward Inc. These players have actively engaged in several market development activities including collaborations, agreements, mergers & acquisitions, production capacity expansion, new product launches, and partnerships to increase their market share.