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

The Global Aircraft Curtains Market is Segmented by End User (Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft, and General Aviation), By Type (Cabin Curtains and Window Curtains), and 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.

Aircraft Curtains Market Size

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Aircraft Curtains Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 6.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Low

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Aircraft Curtains Market Analysis

The aircraft curtains market is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period.

The global aircraft curtains market witnessed unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic led to various airlines facing huge losses due to airport shutdowns, reduced air traffic, and supply chain disruptions. The production of curtains for aircraft had been hampered owing to a reduction in terms of the global workforce. The market showcased a strong recovery post-covid due to increased aircraft deliveries and the need of purchasing advanced aircraft with better passenger comfort capabilities by various countries across the globe.

The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for wool aircraft curtains and drapes due to their thermal insulation properties, the rising number of commercial air passengers, and the increasing adoption of polyester aircraft curtains and drapes.

Airline operators are progressively modifying their existing fleets as a less expensive alternative to purchasing new aircraft. As a result, they are attempting to strike a proper balance between cost and aesthetics. Such developments are expected to boost the demand for aircraft curtains during the forecast period.

Aircraft Curtains Market Trends

The Commercial Aircraft Segment Is Anticipated to Grow with the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period

The commercial segment is expected to show significant growth during the forecast period. There has been significant growth in terms of commercial aircraft worldwide owing to the increasing air traffic, the rising demand for new aircraft, the creation of new air routes to tap market potential, and the growing expenditure on the aviation sector by various countries worldwide, and this will lead to the market witnessing growth during the forecast period.

Commercial aircraft curtains are generally longer (36 inches to 84 inches) and are attached on sliders at the top, and are usually retracted, gathered at the middle of the curtain length, and held in place with a tie-back strap that either snaps or is closed with Velcro. The ability of this fabric to hang straight when retracted is important, for safety as well as aesthetic reasons. For this reason, the fabrics tend to be lighter in weight, and the weave structure is more loosely constructed than upholstery fabrics. For commercial aircraft, curtains are used in various places such as class divider curtains, aircraft galley curtains as well as crew rest curtains. The increasing number of deliveries of new aircraft coupled with the need for boosting passenger comfort during air travel has propelled the development of curtains which are now being manufactured by making use of materials such as wool or nylon.

Wool Aircraft Curtains are used in commercial aircraft to help keep the cabin cool and comfortable. This curtain is made from a special type of wool that is resistant to moisture and sunlight. Moreover, this curtain is also very durable and can last for many years which makes it a good choice for aircraft that are used frequently for aviation operations such as narrow-body and widebody aircraft.

On the other hand, polyester aircraft curtains are a type of curtain that is made from synthetic fiber. These curtains are often used in commercial aircraft because they are lightweight and have a high degree of opacity. This makes them ideal for blocking out light and preventing the entry of air or moisture into the aircraft. This type of curtain is also often used in aircraft cabins to provide privacy.

Thus, the increasing number of commercial aircraft acquisitions coupled with the need for uplifting the passenger experience in flight will have a positive outlook and will lead to the market witnessing growth during the forecast period.

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Asia Pacific Will Showcase Remarkable Growth During the Forecast Period

Asia Pacific is projected to show the highest growth during the forecast period. Growing expenditure on the aviation sector and growing demand for new aircraft especially from China and India boost the market growth across the region. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), China surpassed the United States and became the largest aviation market in the world in 2022. Furthermore, China is expected to reach a total of 1.5 billion aviation passengers by 2036. Also, the Indian civil aviation ministry announced that India became the third-largest domestic aviation market in 2021. In addition, there is also growth in demand for new commercial aircraft from countries such as Japan, Singapore as well as Indonesia. The Japanese domestic aviation market has been dominated by JAL (Japan Airlines Co) and ANA (All Nippon Airways Co). Currently, commercial airlines in Singapore are now committed to a strategy of working with international partners and operating overseas hubs. Furthermore, Indonesia is the world's fifth-largest domestic aviation market and has now recovered to around 80% of pre-pandemic capacity owing to an increase in air traffic passengers and growing commercial aircraft acquisitions.

Furthermore, growing defense expenditure and procurement of next-generation fighter jets from India, China, and Japan propel the growth of the market. China and India are the second and third largest defense spenders in the world with a defense budget of USD 293 billion and USD 76.6 billion respectively. For instance, in June 2022, the Indian Air Force announced that they are in plans to acquire 114 fighter jets out of which 96 would be built in India in a major push to the country's Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme. The remaining 18 would be imported from the foreign vendor which will be chosen for the project.

Thus, the growing demand for commercial and military aircraft from Asian countries will have a positive outlook and will lead the market to witness growth during the forecast period.

: Aircraft Curtains Market, Growth Rate, By Region (2023 - 2028)

Aircraft Curtains Industry Overview

The aircraft curtains market is moderately consolidated in nature with few players holding significant shares in the market. Some prominent market players are ABC International, ACM Aircraft Cabin Modification GmbH, NIEMLA, Spectra Interior Products, and Epsilon Aerospace amongst others. The key players in the market are focusing on the development of aircraft curtains for different types of aircraft by making use of different types of raw materials which provide better capabilities in terms of passenger comfort in-flight. The growing expenditure on research and development on various materials used in the production of aircraft curtains will create better opportunities in the coming years.

Aircraft Curtains Market Leaders

  1. ABC International

  2. ACM Aircraft Cabin Modification GmbH

  3. NIEMLA

  4. Spectra Interior Products

  5. Epsilon Aerospace

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Aircraft Curtains Market Concentration
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Aircraft Curtains Market News

In February 2023, the chief commercial and transformation officer of Air India announced that they have placed orders for 840 planes from Airbus and Boeing, including options to purchase additional 370 aircraft.

In July 2022, ABC International, a company specializing in cabin revamping/conversion activities announced that they were strengthening their portfolio of aircraft interior solutions to include a movable class divider for Airbus A320 family aircraft which will enable the aircraft operators to separate passenger zones onboard with ease. Moreover, the company announced that it was working to bring the movable class divider of MCD to Boeing 737 series aircraft and ATR turboprops, as part to become a one-stop supplier for aircraft retrofit projects.

Aircraft Curtains Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 End User

      1. 5.1.1 Commercial Aircraft

      2. 5.1.2 Military Aircraft

      3. 5.1.3 General Aviation

    2. 5.2 Type

      1. 5.2.1 Cabin Curtains

      2. 5.2.2 Window Curtains

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.3.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.2.3 France

        4. 5.3.2.4 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 India

        3. 5.3.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.3.3.4 South Korea

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Mexico

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East & Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 United Arab Emirates

        2. 5.3.5.2 Saudi Arabia

        3. 5.3.5.3 Egypt

        4. 5.3.5.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profile

      1. 6.2.1 ABC International

      2. 6.2.2 ACM Aircraft Cabin Modification GmbH

      3. 6.2.3 Arville

      4. 6.2.4 Belgraver aircraft interiors

      5. 6.2.5 Botany Weaving.

      6. 6.2.6 FELLFAB

      7. 6.2.7 Fu-Chi Innovation Technology Co Ltd

      8. 6.2.8 Lantal

      9. 6.2.9 Industrial Neotex SA

      10. 6.2.10 NIEMLA

      11. 6.2.11 Spectra Interior Products

      12. 6.2.12 Vandana Carpets

      13. 6.2.13 EPSILON AEROSPACE

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Aircraft Curtains Industry Segmentation

Aircraft curtains are installed at the entrances and passages of the aircraft to act as partitions between the two segments of the aircraft fuselage. They are used by airlines for compartmentalizing the different classes of their aircraft seating arrangements and augmenting the aesthetic appeal of the aircraft's interior. Curtains are used in conjunction with other cabin elements, such as ambient lighting and seat color palette, to create a brand image among consumers.

The aircraft curtains market is segmented based on end-user, type, and geography. By end-user, the market is segmented into commercial aircraft, military aircraft, and general aviation. By type, the market has been segmented into cabin curtains and window curtains. By geography, the market has been 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
Commercial Aircraft
Military Aircraft
General Aviation
Type
Cabin Curtains
Window Curtains
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Brazil
Mexico
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Aircraft Curtains Market Research FAQs

The Aircraft Curtains Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 6% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

ABC International, ACM Aircraft Cabin Modification GmbH, NIEMLA, Spectra Interior Products and Epsilon Aerospace are the major companies operating in the Aircraft Curtains Market.

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

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Aircraft Curtains Market.

The report covers the Aircraft Curtains Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Aircraft Curtains Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Aircraft Curtains Industry Report

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