Aircraft Cameras Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Aircraft Cameras Market Report is Segmented by Type (Internal Cameras and External Cameras), Application (Commercial Aircraft and Military Aircraft), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecast for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

Aircraft Cameras Market Size

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Aircraft Cameras Market Summary
Study Period 2019-2029
Market Size (2024) USD 27.48 Million
Market Size (2029) USD 45.5 Million
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 10.61 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market Asia Pacific

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Aircraft Cameras Market Analysis

The Aircraft Cameras Market size is estimated at USD 27.48 million in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 45.5 million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 10.61% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • Cameras for aircraft are used in various interior and exterior applications, including ground maneuvering, cabin surveillance, external security, military aircraft refueling, observation of aircraft control surfaces, military surveillance, identification, and classification purposes, as well as for targeting and self-protection.
  • The rise in passenger traffic has also accelerated the demand for commercial aircraft, and several deliveries are scheduled during the forecast period. Also, the ongoing military modernization initiatives of the nations on a global scale have encouraged the procurement of next-generation military aircraft to better equip their armed forces and to counter future emerging threats. These developments would drive the demand for aircraft cameras during the forecast period.
  • However, the capital-intensive nature of the camera imaging technology due to its premium pricing and susceptibility to damage due to exposure to hazardous events may limit the economic viability of such technologies. It may limit the adoption of such systems for smaller airlines.
  • However, the steady progress in camera technology, particularly in areas such as higher image resolution, better low-light performance, and more compact designs, offers promising prospects for market expansion. Manufacturers who prioritize technological innovation can leverage these advancements to gain a competitive edge by providing state-of-the-art camera solutions for aerial vehicles.

Aircraft Cameras Market Trends

Military Aircraft Segment to Dominate Market Share During the Forecast Period

  • Military aircraft use cameras for a wide variety of applications, including surveillance, acquiring situational awareness, aerial refueling, targeting, self-protection, and monitoring the aircraft exterior, among others. On this note, the global military expenditure witnessed a YoY growth of 6% and amounted to USD 2,240 billion in 2022.
  • Newer-generation military aircraft are highly dependent on imaging sensors for various operations. The growing demand for military aircraft, along with the need for enhanced situational awareness for military pilots, is driving the growth of the military aircraft segment of the market studied. For instance, in August 2023, the US government announced that it had agreed to sell Taiwan infrared search and track (IRST) technology for its fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon jets under the Foreign Military Sales agreement worth USD 500 million. This IRST is essentially a type of camera and an ISR tool that will help obtain aerial superiority for Taiwan.
  • Additionally, various OEMs are developing advanced multi-spectral IR laser-based countermeasure systems that protect a wide range of aircraft, including large and small fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and tilt-rotor platforms, from infrared-guided missiles. For instance, in August 2023, Elbit Systems showcased its various commercial and military solutions at DALO Days 2023. In this event, the company also showcased its Directed IR Countermeasures (DIRCM) solution to protect aircraft against heat-seeking ground-to-air missiles (MANPADS). This DIRCM solution features advanced laser technology along with a high frame-rate thermal camera, and it is capable of fast, accurate threat detection and jamming. Elbit Systems’ DIRCM solutions have been selected by various governments, including Israel Airforce, NATO, German Airforce, Italian Airforce, and the Brazilian Airforce to protect their military aircraft and helicopters. Such developments are expected to drive the growth of the segment during the forecast period.
Aircraft Cameras Market : Defense Expenditure, in USD Trillion, Global, 2018-2022

Asia-Pacific to Dominate Market Share During the Forecast Period

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to be the major market for aircraft cameras during the forecast period due to the growing demand for both military and commercial aircraft from the region. The strong recovery of international passenger traffic in the Asia-Pacific is anticipated to help the commercial aviation sector in the region.
  • During 2022, the regional air passenger traffic rose to 1.94 billion, with a growth of 9% compared to 2021. To cater to this demand in air travel, various airlines in the region ordered aircraft. For instance, in June 2023, Air India awarded a contract to Airbus to deliver 250 aircraft and Boeing for 220 aircraft, respectively. Among this huge order, the airline has orders for 10 B777X jets. Boeing, in its B777X jets, features a Ground Maneuver Camera System (GMCS) that is designed to assist the pilot in-ground maneuvering of the V777-300 with camera views of the nose gear and main gear areas. Also, in December 2023, the airline awarded a contract to Airbus to deliver 20 A350-900s and 20 A350-1000. The A350 aircraft due to its widebody design the aircraft features tail cameras to assist pilots when maneuvering their planes on the ground.
  • Additionally, various major aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been involved in the research and development of various solutions for commercial aircraft that involve camera systems to help the pilots land the aircraft safely. For instance, in January 2023, Airbus began testing to land a plane autonomously using its latest flight system called the DragonFly. The Dragonfly system uses computer vision and multiple cameras for automated landings during an emergency.
  • Furthermore, in the military segment, cameras are used on military aircraft for conducting ISR operations. Various countries in the region are modernizing their surveillance aircraft with advanced EO/IR cameras. For instance, in March 2023, the Royal Thai Navy contracted General Atomics AeroTec Systems (GA-ATS) to provide extensive modernization and maintenance work on two Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Dornier 228s. The aircraft received various upgrades, including a 360° mission radar electro-optical/infrared camera.
Aircraft Cameras Market :  Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global, 2023

Aircraft Cameras Industry Overview

The aircraft cameras market is semi-consolidated, as only a few players account for a major market share. Elbit Systems Ltd., LATECOERE S.A, Parker Meggitt, Teledyne FLIR LLC, and Collins Aerospace (RTX Corporation) are some of the prominent players in the market. Players in the market are heavily investing in R&D to develop advanced aircraft camera products that offer better situational awareness, thereby attracting new customers for their products. 

Players are also focusing on obtaining long-term contracts with the aircraft OEMs, which will help them get sustainable revenues over the long term, as the aircraft programs run for years altogether. Newer players are emerging in the military sector, driven by the push from the governments towards indigenization. This is expected to drive the market more competitive during the forecast period.

Aircraft Cameras Market Leaders

  1. Elbit Systems Ltd.

  2. Collins Aerospace (RTX Corporation)


  4. Teledyne FLIR LLC

  5. Parker Meggitt

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Aircraft Cameras Market News

  • September 2023: The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) contracted BAE Systems plc to further develop its Striker II helmet-mounted display (HMD) for the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 combat aircraft. The Striker II HMD comprises an outer assembly with the day/night camera.
  • July 2022: AerSale awarded Universal Avionics a USD 33 million contract to supply its wearable enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) technology to AerSale. Under the contract, Universal Avionics will supply its SkyLens Head Wearable Display (HWD) and EVS-5000 cameras to AerSale.

Aircraft Cameras Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    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 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 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Commercial Aircraft

      2. 5.1.2 Military Aircraft

    2. 5.2 Type

      1. 5.2.1 Internal Cameras

      2. 5.2.2 External Cameras

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Turkey

        4. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 KID-Systeme GmbH

      2. 6.2.2 LATECOERE S.A


      3. 6.2.3 Parker Meggitt

      4. 6.2.4 Teledyne FLIR LLC

      5. 6.2.5 Collins Aerospace (RTX Corporation)

      6. 6.2.6 AD Aerospace Ltd.

      7. 6.2.7 Kappa optronics GmbH

      8. 6.2.8 Cabin Avionics Limited

      9. 6.2.9 Eirtech Aviation Services Limited

      10. 6.2.10 Elbit Systems Ltd.

      11. 6.2.11 L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

      12. 6.2.12 THALES


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Aircraft Cameras Industry Segmentation

Aircraft cameras provide situational awareness to the pilots regarding the aircraft's interior as well as the surroundings of the aircraft. E0/IR cameras mounted on military aircraft are considered under the purview of the study. Cameras used on the UAVs are excluded from the study.

The aircraft camera market is segmented by application, type, and geography. By application, the market is segmented into commercial aircraft and military aircraft. By type, the market is segmented into internal cameras and external cameras. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the air cameras market in major countries across different regions. 

For each segment, the market size is provided in terms of value (USD).

Commercial Aircraft
Military Aircraft
Internal Cameras
External Cameras
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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Aircraft Cameras Market Research FAQs

The Aircraft Cameras Market size is expected to reach USD 27.48 million in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 10.61% to reach USD 45.5 million by 2029.

In 2024, the Aircraft Cameras Market size is expected to reach USD 27.48 million.

Elbit Systems Ltd., Collins Aerospace (RTX Corporation), LATECOERE S.A, Teledyne FLIR LLC and Parker Meggitt are the major companies operating in the Aircraft Cameras Market.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Aircraft Cameras Market.

In 2023, the Aircraft Cameras Market size was estimated at USD 24.56 million. The report covers the Aircraft Cameras Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Aircraft Cameras Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Aircraft Cameras Industry Report

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Aircraft Cameras Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)