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The Middle-East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market is segmented by Aircraft Type (Wide-body Aircraft, Narrow-body Aircraft, and Regional Aircraft), Fit (Line-fit and Retrofit), Seat Type (Economy and Premium Economy Class, Business Class, and First Class), and Geography.
The Middle-East and African aircraft seating market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period.
The scope of the study is restricted to seats and their accessories, like seat belts, seat frames/stands, actuators, cushions, cushion covers, handrests, headrests, and assembly parts and systems in the Middle-East and African market. The market study includes only commercial aircraft and excludes general aviation and military aviation.
The scope of the report includes:
|Economy and Premium Economy Class|
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Currently, the narrow-body aircraft segment has the highest share, and it is anticipated to register the highest growth rates during the forecast period. This growth is due to the increasing demand for narrow-body aircraft from major LCC and FSC airlines, like Qatar Airways and Air Arabia. As a part of the global expansion plan, in November 2019, Air Arabia placed an order worth USD 14 billion for 120 A320 aircraft. This order included the procurement of 70 A320neo and 50 A321XLR and A321neo aircraft. The new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from 2024, and they may be used for the expansion of the airline’s network to new destinations in the future. Also, the airline, in collaboration with Etihad Airlines, announced its plans to launch a joint venture company (a low-cost carrier) to tap into the growing demand for budget travel in the United Arab Emirates. Also, Qatar Airlines has about 50 narrow-body aircraft on order, which are planned to begin during the forecast period. The increasing orders of new narrow-body aircraft are anticipated to generate demand for new narrow-body seats during the forecast period.
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Currently, the United Arab Emirates is dominating the market, and it is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period as well. The increase in the demand for aircraft seating is attributed to the increase in the procurement of new aircraft, owing to the surging air passenger traffic. The need for the introduction of soft and comfortable seating for all the classes in an aircraft is making the airlines in the region replace their existing seats with new seats. For instance, in April 2019, Recaro Holding GmbH was opted by Middle-East Airlines for its cabin seats. The full cabin of the A321neo fleet is to be equipped with new seats offered by Recaro - CL5710 electrical business class seats and CL3710 economy class seats. Moreover, the expansion of new aircraft seat manufacturers into the retrofit segment is anticipated to propel the country’s growth in the coming years.
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Some of the prominent players in the market are Stelia Aerospace (Airbus SE), Recaro Holding GmbH, Safran SA, Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies Corporation), and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO). Majority of the major seat manufacturers in the region are line-fit seat suppliers to major aircraft programs of OEMs, like Airbus and Boeing. For instance, in April 2019, Airbus and Recaro Holding announced the extension of their contract for the exclusive delivery of SFE (supplier-furnished-equipment) seats for the A320 family aircraft. In addition to the introduction of new seats, new models are anticipated to generate further demand from the airlines. In April 2019, Safran SA revealed Versa, which is a new enhanced generation of herringbone, state-of-the-art, long-haul business class seat. Such innovations and retrofit contracts from the aircraft operators in the region are anticipated to support the growth of the companies in the future.
1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1 Aircraft Type
5.1.1 Wide-body Aircraft
5.1.2 Narrow-body Aircraft
5.1.3 Regional Aircraft
5.3 Seat Type
5.3.1 Economy and Premium Economy Class
5.3.2 Business Class
5.3.3 First Class
5.4.1 Middle-East and Africa
18.104.22.168 United Arab Emirates
22.214.171.124 Saudi Arabia
126.96.36.199 South Africa
188.8.131.52 Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 STELIA Aerospace (Airbus SE)
6.1.2 Recaro Holding GmbH
6.1.3 Safran SA
6.1.4 Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO)
6.1.5 Geven SpA
6.1.6 Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies Corporation)
6.1.7 Aviointeriors SpA
6.1.8 EnCore (The Boeing Company)
6.1.9 Jamco Corp
6.1.10 Acro Aircraft Seating
6.1.11 Thompson Aero Seating Limited
7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS