Aircraft Lighting Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Aircraft Lighting Market is segmented by Lighting Type (Interior Lights, and Exterior Lights), Aircraft Type (Commercial Aircraft, and Military Aircraft), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). The report offers market size and forecasts for all the above segments in value (USD billion).

Market Snapshot

Aircraft Lighting Market Overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >3 %
Aircraft Lighting Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The Aircraft Lighting Market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of more than 3% during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the line-fit aspect of aircraft lighting as several airlines have deferred their delivery schedules and have forced the aircraft OEMs to reduce their monthly rate of production of new aircraft. However, the aftermarket prospects of aircraft lighting have increased, as, in the absence of new aircraft, airlines are preferring to modernize the cabin layout of their existing fleet to retain their level of service at par with their new counterparts. Certain factors such as the rising adoption of innovative cabin lighting and the growing demand for luxury air travel are anticipated to drive the market during the upcoming period.

Factors such as the rising adoption of innovative cabin lighting and the growing demand for luxury air travel are anticipated to drive the market during the upcoming period. Emerging trends such as mood lighting systems, integration of interactive screens in aircraft cabins, and the adoption of photoluminescent emergency cabin lighting, are envisioned to provide growth opportunities for the players in the market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

Aircraft lighting systems are essential illumination sources that are used for ensuring the proper operational safety of the aircraft while also enhancing the level of comfort for the passengers inside the cabin of an aircraft. The scope of the report is inclusive of both exterior and interior lighting used on an aircraft. External lights include taxi lights, landing lights, anti-collision lights, and position lights, while Interior lighting includes the various types of cabin lighting such as the wall, ceiling, floor lighting, reading lights, lavatory lights, etc. The Aircraft Lighting Market is segmented by Lighting Type into Interior Lights and Exterior Lights. By Aircraft type, the market is segmented into Commercial Aircraft and Military Aircraft. The report also offers the market size and forecasts for the market in major countries across regions. For each segment, the market sizes and forecasts are done based on value (USD billion).

Lighting Type
Interior Lights
Exterior Lights
Aircraft Type
Commercial Aircraft
Military Aircraft
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

The Interior Lights Segment is Expected to Dominate the Market

The demand for the newer generation interior lights in the aircraft is estimated to grow rapidly over the forecast period owing to the ongoing cabin modernization programs of several aircraft operators, especially from the commercial airlines. The widespread adoption of LED ambient lighting technologies across new generation aircraft has also triggered cabin retrofitting activities in older generation aircraft to maintain homogeneous service quality in the entire fleet. For instance, In February 2019, Alaska Airlines revealed retrofits for the airline’s Airbus fleet. The initial retrofits were performed on its Airbus A319, A320, and A321 aircraft fleet. The retrofits include new ambient lighting, a refreshed color palette, seating upgrades, and expanded premium cabins. The airline has paused upgrades in 2020 to preserve cash during the pandemic. However, with the airline demand improving, the airline is expected to restart retrofitting the remaining fleet. To improve passenger experience, airlines are expected to invest in new LED lightings in the coming years. Also, to enhance the safety of the passengers during the Covid-19 pandemic, airlines are also looking at options like ultraviolet sanitizing lights that can be fitted into panels and deployed when the aircraft is empty, to destroy viruses, and germs on the surfaces. Thus the focus of the airlines on enhancing the passenger safety and in-flight experience are expected to drive the growth of the segment during the forecast period.

Aircraft Lighting Market Key Trends

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

Over the last decade, Asia-Pacific has been the focal point of business activities with countries such as China, India, and Japan witnessing a high number of foreign investments, which has resulted in rapid economic growth. This has contributed a fair bit to the overall growth of the region's aviation sector in terms of flight frequency and enhanced customer experience. The success of the low-cost carrier (LCC) model has contributed to a steady rise in passenger traffic in the region. It has also created significant opportunities for aircraft and associated system manufacturers like the lighting systems manufacturers. The demand for new aircraft is expected to be the highest in the Asia-Pacific. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, airlines in the region were optimistic about their future growth and have taken deliveries of aircraft in large quantities. For instance, the Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo took delivery of 44 aircraft in 2020, nearly as many as the year before, which is the highest for a single customer for Airbus for the year. such developments are expected to help the growth of the commercial aircraft segment in the region. On the other hand, the region is also expected to witness the highest demand for military aircraft, with countries like China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Australia poised to add several new military aircraft to their fleet during the forecast period, which is expected to drive the aircarft lighting market in Asia-acific during the forecast period. 

Aircraft Lighting Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The aircraft cabin lighting market is characterized by the presence of many international vendors. The market is highly competitive with players competing to gain higher market shares. Raytheon Technologies Corporation, STG Aerospace, Honeywell International Inc., Safran SA, and Cobham Limited are some of the prominent players in the market. Price fluctuations of LED components, stringent regulatory norms, and delays in aircraft delivery are the key factors threatening the growth of the market. It is crucial for vendors to offer advanced lighting systems to sustain themselves in an intensely competitive environment. In-house manufacturing capabilities, global footprint network, product offerings, R&D investments, and a strong client base are the key areas for retaining an edge over competitors. Improving global economic conditions are expected to fuel the market growth during the forecast period, thereby making it ideal to adopt new-generation aircraft. The market's competitive environment is likely to intensify during the forecast period due to a surge in product and service extensions and technological innovations.

Recent Developments

  • In June 2021, United Airlines unveiled a huge aircraft order for 270 narrow-body aircraft, the largest single order in its history. The aircraft will be fitted with new cabins will also feature new LED lighting to enhance the passenger experience.
  • In January 2021, JetBlue Airways unveiled the cabin of its new Airbus A220 aircraft that will replace the aging Embraer E190 flight. cabin Ther cabin features new skylights, that turn into mood lights during the flight.
  • In March 2019, Astronics Corporation introduced the new Nuancia RGBW Strip Lights to provide flexible illumination options for aircraft seats and cabins. With the system, the mood-lighting systems can be programmed to create preset color scenarios, and present color changes accommodating more than 16 million colors.

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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD billion)

    1. 5.1 Lighting Type

      1. 5.1.1 Interior Lights

      2. 5.1.2 Exterior Lights

    2. 5.2 Aircraft Type

      1. 5.2.1 Commercial Aircraft

      2. 5.2.2 Military Aircraft

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 STG Aerospace

      2. 6.2.2 Honeywell International Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 Diehl Stiftung GmbH & Co. KG

      4. 6.2.4 Astronics Corporation

      5. 6.2.5 Bruce Aerospace Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 Raytheon Technologies Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Cobham Limited

      8. 6.2.8 Lufthansa Technik AG

      9. 6.2.9 SCHOTT AG

      10. 6.2.10 Soderberg Manufacturing Co. Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Aircraft Lighting Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Aircraft Lighting Market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Raytheon Technologies Corporation, STG Aerospace , Honeywell International Inc., Safran SA, Cobham Limited are the major companies operating in Aircraft Lighting Market.

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