Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Air Traffic Control Equipment Market is Segmented by End User (Commercial and Military), Type (Communication Equipment, Navigation Equipment, and Surveillance Equipment), Airport Type (Brownfield and Greenfield), By Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The report offers the market size and forecasts by value (USD Million) for all the above segments.

Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Size

Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Summary
Study Period: 2018- 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Analysis

The air traffic control equipment market is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period.

During COVID-19, air passenger volume dipped drastically across the globe due to the imposition of travel restrictions in several countries. Hence the number of passengers on international routes also depleted. For instance, South Korea's air passenger volume decreased by 7.7% in 2021 compared to the previous year. Japan's aviation sector also witnessed a significant impact; Narita International Airport in Tokyo saw 5.2 million passengers in 2021, 50% fewer than in 2020. Nevertheless, when international flight restrictions were lifted across most countries, air traffic gradually improved and is still growing, necessitating the demand for new automated air traffic management systems as airports look to accommodate and operate a subsequent increase in aircraft traffic on a daily basis.

The rapidly growing air passenger traffic has necessitated the development of new airports to serve new routes, and the modernization of existing ones to facilitate the seamless movement of aircraft operating in the airspace. Thus, an increase in the number of airports in emerging economies and the need for efficient airspace management have forced airports and airlines to invest in air traffic control technologies. For instance, Airbus, an aircraft manufacturer forecasted that the number of commercial aircraft in operation will more than double in the next 20 years to 48,000 planes worldwide. Such developments are anticipated to trigger demand for air traffic control equipment during the forecast period.

Air Traffic Control Equipment Industry Segmentation

Air traffic control equipment keeps the synchronization between aircraft and air traffic control (ATC) and helps in navigation during the take-off and landing of aircraft.

The air traffic control equipment market is segmented by end-user, type, airport type, and geography. By end user, the market is segmented into commercial and military. By type, the market is segmented into communication equipment, navigation equipment, and surveillance equipment. By airport type, the market is segmented into brownfield and greenfield. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The market sizing and forecasts have been provided in value (USD Million) for all the above segments.

End User
Communication Equipment
Navigation Equipment
Surveillance Equipment
Airport Type
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Air Traffic Control Equipment Market according to our research experts:

Communication Equipment Segment will Showcase Significant Growth During the Forecast Period

The communication equipment segment accounted for the largest share of the market. A large percentage of the segment has been primarily attributed to the fact that the communication between pilots and ground control operators is essential for an orderly flow of information regarding aircraft information for air traffic management. Earlier, voice communication systems, which involved the transmission of information between air traffic controllers and pilots, were primarily used to manage air traffic. However, these conventional voice communication systems cannot function effectively in congested airspace, which has propelled the need to develop advanced communication equipment for air traffic control, attracting huge investments.

Furthermore, increasing expenditure on airport construction and modernization, rising spending on the aviation sector, and adoption of advanced communication equipment for air traffic control propels market growth. Thus, this segment is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

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Asia-Pacific Market to Grow with the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period

The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period. Factors, such as increasing air travel in the area due to a reduction in airfares are also increasing the affordability of air travel in the region. A keen focus on free and fair trade agreements, implementation of stringent aviation safety regulations, and airport infrastructure developments, have been driving the growth of the market in the region.

Moreover, an increasing number of airport construction projects will likely help the air traffic management market over the forecast period. For instance, in January 2022, China witnessed a new round of airport construction and expansion projects. The fourth phase of expansion of the Shanghai Pudong International Airport has begun and is expected to facilitate 130 million annual passengers by 2030. In East China’s Fujian Province, Xiamen has started new airport construction in Xiang’an. As of now, eight construction projects are going on in Xiang’an with a total investment of USD 9.76 billion.

With an investment of more than USD 1.3 billion, Delhi airport is set to undergo a major upgrade by the end of 2022. Expansions include an upgrade of the existing Terminal 1, building a fourth runway, and other development work, aiming to double the airport’s capacity to 40 million passengers a year from the 20 million currently.​ With the completion of this project, Delhi airport will become the first in the country to have four runways. Such airport expansion and new construction projects will drive the market growth during the forecast period.

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Air Traffic Control Equipment Industry Overview

The air traffic control equipment market is moderately consolidated in nature with few players holding significant shares in the market. Some of the prominent players in the market are THALES, SITA, L3Harris Technologies Inc., INDRA SISTEMAS, S.A., and Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

Moreover, joint ventures from developing economies with air traffic management companies are expected to help the players extend their market presence. For instance, in March 2022, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) entered into a joint venture with Defence PSU company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the development of indigenous systems for the surface movement of aircraft at airports and air traffic management in the country. Such joint ventures are expected to help the players to further increase their dominance in the market.

Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Leaders

  1. Indra Sistemas SA

  2. L3Harris Technologies Inc.


  4. Raytheon Technologies Corporation

  5. SITA

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Air Traffic Control Equipment Market News

  • In March 2022, the French Ministry of Defence (MoD) selected Indra’s air traffic management and radar system for three airbases through the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA). The installation of the systems will increase safety, as well as enhance the efficiency of air operations from the bases. Indra’s PSR 2D S-band solid-state radar includes the latest state-of-the-art digital technologies. Together with the company’s air traffic automation system, it establishes one of the most effective systems for the control, monitoring, detection, and automation of military airbases.
  • In February 2021, Frequentis AG, an international supplier of communication and information solutions for safety-critical applications, announced the acquisition of ATM voice communications and arrival management product business from L3Harris Technologies; the agreement is closed on a purchase price of USD 20.1 million.

Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 End User

      1. 5.1.1 Commercial

      2. 5.1.2 Military

    2. 5.2 Type

      1. 5.2.1 Communication Equipment

      2. 5.2.2 Navigation Equipment

      3. 5.2.3 Surveillance Equipment

    3. 5.3 Airport Type

      1. 5.3.1 Brownfield

      2. 5.3.2 Greenfield

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Egypt

        4. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 THALES

      2. 6.2.2 INDRA SISTEMAS, S.A.

      3. 6.2.3 Raytheon Technologies Corporation

      4. 6.2.4 L3Harris Technologies Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 SITA

      6. 6.2.6 Honeywell International Inc.

      7. 6.2.7 Frequentis AG

      8. 6.2.8 ACAMS AS

      9. 6.2.9 Lockheed Martin Corporation

      10. 6.2.10 Northrop Grumman Corporation

      11. 6.2.11 Cobham Limited

      12. 6.2.12 Searidge Technologies


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Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Research FAQs

The Air Traffic Control Equipment Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Air Traffic Control Equipment Market is growing at a CAGR of 7% over the next 5 years.

The Air Traffic Control Equipment Market is valued at 8 Billion USD in 2018.

The Air Traffic Control Equipment Market is valued at 12 Billion USD in 2028.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018- 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2022.

Indra Sistemas SA, L3Harris Technologies Inc., THALES, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, SITA are the major companies operating in Air Traffic Control Equipment Market.

Air Traffic Control Equipment Industry Report

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