Aircraft Lightning Protection Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Aircraft Lightning Protection Market is segmented by Aircraft Type (Fixed-wing Aircraft and Rotorcraft), End User (Commercial, Military, and General Aviation), and Geography.

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market Size

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: > 4 %

Major Players

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Aircraft Lightning Protection Market Analysis

The aircraft lightning protection market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • Aircraft are often struck by lightning and in order to avoid damage, all aircraft are equipped with lightning protection materials and systems that avoid electric field concentration.
  • With the rise in air passenger traffic, airlines are placing orders for new aircraft to expand and modernize their fleets. Likewise, several countries are striving to enhance their aerial combat and transport capabilities, which is resulting in new orders for military aircraft. Such factors are simultaneously generating demand and driving the market for aircraft lightning protection.
  • Also, growing investments in the R&D of advanced lightning protection materials by various aerospace material supplying companies may support the growth of the aircraft lightning protection market.

Aircraft Lightning Protection Industry Segmentation

Aircraft lightning protection prevents a lightning strike’s electromagnetic energy from entering critical spaces, which include the interior of aircraft, electrical wires, and fuel tank, and it also protects avionics and flight control, conductive meshes, etc.

Aircraft Type
Fixed-wing Aircraft
End User
General Aviation
North America
United States
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Aircraft Lightning Protection Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Aircraft Lightning Protection Market according to our research experts:

Commercial Aircraft Segment to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

The commercial aircraft segment held the highest market share in 2019. In 2019, more than 4.5 billion people traveled by commercial airlines around the world. The rise in air traffic is prompting airline operators to initiate procurement drives and place orders for new-generation aircraft. For instance, in July 2019, Air France-KLM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 60 A220-300 aircraft to modernize its fleet. In December 2019, Air France-KLM Group ordered an additional 10 widebody Airbus A350-900s. In April 2020, Airbus received orders for 9 commercial aircraft (from its A320 product line) from Avolon. In April 2020, Airbus made 26 deliveries from the A320, A330, A350 XWB, and A320 neo aircraft families. Such orders from commercial airlines may generate demand for aircraft lightning protection, which, in turn, may propel the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market : Revenue (%), by End-user, Global, 2019

North America to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

The North American region is estimated to have the highest growth rate during the forecast period, due to increasing aircraft procurement in the United States, both by the military and commercial segments. Air travel to and from the United States increased significantly over the past decade. As a result of the increasing air passenger traffic, commercial airlines in the region are investing heavily to expand their fleet with new commercial aircraft. For instance, in July 2019, Delta Air Lines ordered five Airbus A220-100 aircraft. Earlier, in 2016, Delta Air Lines had placed an order for 75 A220 aircraft and later ordered an additional 15 aircraft in December 2018. Similarly, in June 2019, American Airlines ordered 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft, which is the new longer-ranger version of Airbus’s A321neo aircraft. The purchase agreement included the conversion of 30 American Airlines’ existing A321neo slots to A321XLRs and incremental orders for an additional 20 A321XLRs. Moreover, many other commercial airlines in the US are planning for the procurement of new commercial aircraft to extend their fleet. Such developments in the commercial segment may drive the aircraft lightning protection market in the region during the forecast period. Similarly, procurements done by the military may also drive the growth of the market. For instance, in October 2019, the US Defense Department finalized an agreement to purchase 478 additional Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft in a deal totaling USD 34 billion. Similarly, Canada is also planning to replace its aging fleet of CF-18. Such procurements are expected to drive the growth of the aircraft lightning protection market during the forecast period.

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market : Growth Rate by Region (2020-2025)

Aircraft Lightning Protection Industry Overview

The aircraft lightning protection market comprises several players. Some of the prominent players in the market are Astroseal Products Manufacturing Corp., LORD Corporation (Parker Hannifin Corporation), Gill Corporation, Dexmet Corporation, and Technical Fiber Products Ltd (James Cropper PLC). Companies are investing in R&D of materials used in aircraft lightning protection and are strengthening their technology portfolios. Some of the recent developments are as follows:

  • In July 2019, PPG announced the acquisition of Dexmet Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty materials for surfaces in aerospace. The company is a leader in several critical application areas, including aircraft lightning strike protection.
  • In June 2018, Microsemi Corporation introduced new transient voltage suppressor (TVS) devices, namely, the 18-kilowatt MPLAD18KP and 36-kilowatt MPLAD36KP TVS families. These devices have large plastic area device (PLAD) packages, and they also meet the RTCA DO-160E multi-strike lightning standard, which has more importance with the growing use of composite body airframes.

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market Leaders

  1. Astroseal Products Manufacturing Corp.

  2. Parker Hannifin Corporation

  3. PPG Engineered Materials

  4. Dayton-Granger, Inc.

  5. AEF Solutions

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market Concentration

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market Report - 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 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 Aircraft Type

      1. 5.1.1 Fixed-wing Aircraft

      2. 5.1.2 Rotorcraft

    2. 5.2 End User

      1. 5.2.1 Commercial

      2. 5.2.2 Military

      3. 5.2.3 General Aviation

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Rest of Latin America

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Israel

        4. South Africa

        5. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Astroseal Products Manufacturing Corp.

      2. 6.2.2 PPG Engineered Materials

      3. 6.2.3 Dayton-Granger Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 The Gill Corporation

      5. 6.2.5 Parker Hannifin Corporation

      6. 6.2.6 Microsemi (Microchip Technology Inc.)

      7. 6.2.7 Henkel AG & Co.

      8. 6.2.8 Hydra-Electric Company

      9. 6.2.9 AEF Solutions

      10. 6.2.10 Conductive Composites

      11. 6.2.11 Technical Fibre Products Ltd

      12. 6.2.12 A.P.C.M. LLC


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Aircraft Lightning Protection Market Research FAQs

The Aircraft Lightning Protection Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Aircraft Lightning Protection Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Astroseal Products Manufacturing Corp., Parker Hannifin Corporation, PPG Engineered Materials, Dayton-Granger, Inc., AEF Solutions are the major companies operating in Aircraft Lightning Protection Market.

Aircraft Lightning Protection Industry Report

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