Aircraft Ejection Seat Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Report Covers Aircraft Ejection Seat Market Companies and it is Segmented by Aircraft Type (training aircraft and combat aircraft), Seat Type (single seat and twin seat), Fit (linefit and retrofit), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa). The market size and forecasts for the aircraft ejection seat market are provided in terms of value (in USD million) for all the above segments.

Aircraft Ejection Seat Market Size

Aircraft Ejection Seat Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Market Size (2023) USD 2.51 Billion
Market Size (2028) USD 3.46 Billion
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 6.60 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Aircraft Ejection Seat Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Aircraft Ejection Seat Market Analysis

The Aircraft Ejection Seat Market size is expected to grow from USD 2.51 billion in 2023 to USD 3.46 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 6.60% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the disruption in the supply chain has affected the growth of the companies, as they have had to deal with a significant margin of loss, especially in the case of fixed-price contracts. Since there was no long-term impact on the industry as long as the demand was persistent from the global armed forces, the situation improved for several military aircraft manufacturers worldwide in 2021.

There has been an increase in the number of pilot-related crashes on a global scale, which has sparked the need to focus on augmenting the current safety standards of the pilot and other crew members (such as flight instructors). This has encouraged periodic malfunction tests on several cockpit equipment items, including the ejection seat. Furthermore, the fleet modernization and expansion initiatives undertaken by the global defense forces also drive the demand for ejection seats, as these are mandatory to be installed onboard the combat and training aircraft.

Aircraft Ejection Seat Market Trends

Combat Aircraft Segment is Projected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

The combat aircraft segment is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The increasing geopolitical conflicts have driven nations to modernize and upgrade their aircraft fleets to gain a strategic advantage over the adversary forces or be on par with them in terms of defense capabilities. The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict has triggered widespread panic as more nations have placed orders for new-generation combat and training aircraft and have even prioritized procurement and R&D efforts for pipeline projects such as those of sixth-generation aircraft such as the Tempest and the F/A-XX.

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North America is Expected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

In 2022, North America had the largest share of the market for aircraft ejection seats. This was mostly due to the United States' strong fleet modernization programs. The US Department of Defense (DoD) is working on updating its fleet of fighter planes right now. Under the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program, the US Department of Defense plans to acquire more than 2,400 new generations of F-35 aircraft. The F-35A is expected to replace the older F-16 and F-15 fighter aircraft that are in service with the US. Martin-Baker supplies the Mk16-US16E ejection seats for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. As the armed forces continue to procure the three variants of F-35s in large numbers, they are also procuring fourth-generation fighters like the F-15EX and F/A-18 Super Hornets to complement the fifth-generation fighter aircraft for various branches of their military. Likewise, in order to mitigate the critical shortage in aircraft pilot numbers, the US Air Force awarded Boeing Defense a contract worth USD 9.2 billion to produce 351 T-X trainer jets (T-7 Red Hawk), with deliveries expected to start during the forecast period. Such procurement programs of the armed forces in the region are anticipated to boost the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Aircraft Ejection Seat Market - Growth Rate by Region (2023 - 2028)

Aircraft Ejection Seat Industry Overview

The aircraft ejection seat market is highly consolidated in nature, with only a few players, such as Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd., Rostec, Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies Corporation), RAUG Group, and Survival Equipment Services Ltd., holding a dominant share of the market. The key players are focused on the R&D of innovative aircraft ejection seat technologies to enable improvements in ejection seat features like operability for a large weight range, better weight balance, stabilization, the trajectory height of the seat in a favorable direction, quickening the parachute activation time after the escape, etc. Manufacturers are also coming up with many new developments in the designs of aircraft ejection seats to boost the safety of pilots, thereby augmenting their survival rates.

Aircraft Ejection Seat Market Leaders

  1. Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies Corporation)

  2. RUAG Group

  3. Survival Equipment Services Ltd

  4. Rostec

  5. Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Aircraft Ejection Seat Market Concentration

Aircraft Ejection Seat Market News

  • November 2022: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), an Indian company, announced its intention of setting up a joint venture for domestically manufacturing ejection seats to reduce the dependency on foreign market players and reduce the cost of indigenous offerings like the LCA Tejas and make them more competitively priced.
  • January 2022: the Taiwanese Air Force unveiled an F-5 fighter jet with an upgraded Mk 16 ejection seat. The Mk 16 is a cutting-edge ejection seat that derives cutting-edge safety features like the Personal Survival Pack (PSP) and is well-matched with many current canopy jettison systems.

Aircraft Ejection Seat 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 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


    1. 5.1 Aircraft Type

      1. 5.1.1 Training Aircraft

      2. 5.1.2 Combat Aircraft

    2. 5.2 Seat Type

      1. 5.2.1 Single Seat

      2. 5.2.2 Twin Seat

    3. 5.3 Fit

      1. 5.3.1 Linefit

      2. 5.3.2 Retrofit

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. 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 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd.

      2. 6.1.2 Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies Corporation)

      3. 6.1.3 Rostec

      4. 6.1.4 RUAG Group

      5. 6.1.5 Survival Equipment Services Ltd.

      6. 6.1.6 East/West Industries, Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 The Boeing Company

      8. 6.1.8 RLC Group

      9. 6.1.9 EDM Limited

      10. 6.1.10 Ingersoll Engineers

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

Aircraft Ejection Seat Industry Segmentation

The ejection seat on an airplane is meant to save the pilot or other crew members in case of an emergency.Seat ejection systems are deemed one of the primary safety aspects that are to be deployed to ensure the safety and well-being of the crew in the event of a terminal failure of aircraft systems leading to an unavoidable crash.

The aircraft ejection seat market is segmented based on aircraft type, seat type, fit, and geography. By aircraft type, the market is segmented into training aircraft and combat aircraft. Based on the seat type, the market is segmented into single-seat and twin-seat aircraft. Based on fit, the market has been segmented into linefit and retrofit. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the market in major countries across different regions. For each segment, the market size and forecasts have been represented based on value (USD million).

Aircraft Type
Training Aircraft
Combat Aircraft
Seat Type
Single Seat
Twin Seat
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 Ejection Seat Market Research FAQs

The Aircraft Ejection Seat Market size is expected to reach USD 2.51 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 6.60% to reach USD 3.46 billion by 2028.

In 2023, the Aircraft Ejection Seat Market size is expected to reach USD 2.51 billion.

Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies Corporation), RUAG Group, Survival Equipment Services Ltd, Rostec and Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd. are the major companies operating in the Aircraft Ejection Seat Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the North America accounts for the largest market share in the Aircraft Ejection Seat Market.

Aircraft Ejection Seat Industry Report

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