Aircraft De-icing Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The aircraft de-icing market is segmented by method (de-icing with fluids and de-icing by alternative methods), end user (commercial and other end users), and geography.

Market Snapshot

aircraft de icing market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

The aircraft de-icing market is anticipated to register a CAGR of above 5% during the forecast period.

  • Airports are required to be technologically advanced and equipped, to serve the ever-increasing air traffic without any interruptions and cancelations, due to weather conditions. This led to various airports bringing new facilities and technologies into airports, which are expected increase the de-icing operations, worldwide.
  • Technology is always at the forefront of an efficient de-icing operations and all the airports and airlines are investing significantly in leading-edge equipment that helps in efficient de-icing operations. The development of new methods and techniques for the reuse of de-icing fluid is expected to have a huge impact on the aircraft de-icing market.

 

 

Scope of the Report

Icing up is a process of freezing of moisture on critical external surfaces of an aircraft on the ground before the flight. Freezing of moisture or formation of ice on aircraft control surfaces may result in loss of control and addition of weight, while also adding drag resistance. Frozen precipitation or frost on aircraft surfaces also compromises an aircraft’s ability to obtain sufficient lift for departures. To avoid this, aircraft de-icing techniques are used. The aircraft de-icing market includes the de-icing methods used in military, commercial, and general aviation aircraft to remove the ice deposited on the surface of the aircraft. The market study also includes the sales of de-icing equipment and chemicals used in the deicers.

End User
Commercial
Other End User
Method
De-icing with Fluids
De-icing by Alternative Methods
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
United Kingdom
Russia
France
Germany
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

The Commercial Segment to Experience the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The commercial segment of the market has the highest market share, and it is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. With the increasing passenger traffic around the world, the aircraft movements are increasing, and to reach out to passenger expectation, the airlines are investing in new technologies that may help them reduce the time for de-icing the aircraft. Additionally, the airports are investing in new infrastructure, which is expected to make faster de-icing and save the cost incurred in the de-icing.  For instance, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced its plan in 2018 to build a USD 50 million south de-icing facility to reduce flight cancelations during snowstorms. Initially, this facility is expected to have space for five large planes to be de-iced at once and when it is finished, the airport may have space for about 20 planes to be de-iced at a time. Moreover, the development of fluids that can be recycled and used may greatly reduce the operating costs of the airports, and they are anticipated to create a significant impact on the aircraft de-icing market during the forecast period.

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The North American Region to Experience the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

Currently, the North American region has the highest market share, and it is anticipated to record the highest growth during the forecast period. This is majorly due to the increasing passenger traffic, along with increasing aircraft movements from the airports in the United States. Since the region has some of the busiest airports, the need for effective and fast de-icing methods is high in this region. Due to regular storms and adverse weather conditions in the United States, the icing is often observed on the surface of the aircraft. In January 2018, the US airlines canceled more than 1,100 flights, and more than 3,000 flights were grounded due to a massive storm and similarly, in January 2016, the airlines canceled nearly 6,300 flights in the country, due to blizzard weather conditions with cold and ice hit. To tackle such situations, the airports and airlines in North America are investing in better de-icing technologies and infrastructures for avoiding future delay and inconvenience to the passengers.

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Competitive Landscape

The prominent players in the aircraft de-icing market are United Technologies Corporation, Vestergaard Company, Textron Ground Support Equipment Inc., Clariant AG, and DuPont. The market is highly fragmented, due to the presence of many players that provide de-icing equipment, like trucks and chemical companies that provide Type I, Type II, Type III, and Type IV fluids to de-icing service provides. Most of the players in the market are local and regional companies that have a limited geographical presence. The strategic investments by the key companies for expanding their global presence are expected to help them increase their market share.

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 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      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

      2. 5.1.2 Other End User

    2. 5.2 Method

      1. 5.2.1 De-icing with Fluids

      2. 5.2.2 De-icing by Alternative Methods

    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 United Kingdom

        2. 5.3.2.2 Russia

        3. 5.3.2.3 France

        4. 5.3.2.4 Germany

        5. 5.3.2.5 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 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 United Technologies Corporation

      2. 6.2.2 John Bean Technologies Corp.

      3. 6.2.3 Vestergaard Company

      4. 6.2.4 Global Ground Support LLC

      5. 6.2.5 Textron Ground Support Equipment Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 Ground Support Specialists LLC

      7. 6.2.7 Tronair Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 Clariant AG

      9. 6.2.9 Kilfrost Limited

      10. 6.2.10 Cryotech Deicing Technology (General Atomics)

      11. 6.2.11 Inland Technologies Inc.

      12. 6.2.12 DuPont

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Aircraft De Icing Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Aircraft De Icing Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

United Technologies Corporation, Vestergaard Company, Textron Ground Support Equipment Inc., Clariant AG, DuPont are the major companies operating in Aircraft De Icing Market.

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