Commercial Aircraft Seating Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Commercial Aircraft Seating Market is Segmented by Aircraft Type (Wide-body Aircraft, Narrow-body Aircraft, and Regional Aircraft), Fit (Line-fit and Retrofit), Component (Seat Actuators, Foams, Fittings, and Other Components), Seat Type (Economy Class Seats, Premium Economy Class Seats, Business Class Seats, and First Class Seats), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >6 %

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Market Overview

The commercial aircraft seating market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • Currently, growing air passenger traffic is the main driver of the market. Due to the demand generated by this growing traffic, the commercial aircraft orders are showing healthy growth, and simultaneously, the market for commercial aircraft seating is expected to show robust growth during the forecast period.
  • The development of new lightweight materials may provide new opportunities for the growth of the aircraft seating market, as well as help the growth of the aviation market by providing more savings to the airlines
  • The complexities in the supply chain are becoming a challenge for the aircraft seating manufacturers to increase their revenues. Measures are being taken to ensure that there are no disruptions in the supply chain of individual components, thereby ensuring smooth delivery of the complete aircraft.

Scope of the Report

The scope of the study is restricted to seats and their accessories, like the seat belt, seat frame/stand, actuators, cushions, cushion covers, handrests, headrests, and assembly parts and systems. Electrical supplies, electronic components, and IFEC components that are installed inside the seat are not included in the study. Commercial aircraft seating is only considered in the study. The seatings of general aviation and military aviation are not considered.

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Key Market Trends

Regional Jets Expected to Register High Growth Rate During the Forecast Period

In the segmentation by aircraft type, the narrow-body segment held the highest share out of all the segments in 2019, due to an increased number of narrow-body aircraft delivery. However, the growth of the regional aircraft seating segment is expected to be higher during the forecast period. Although the revenues from the segment are very less compared to the other segments, the increased growth in the procurement of regional aircraft is expected to be a key growth driver for the same.

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Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

As of 2019, Asia-Pacific had the largest market share globally. Furthermore, the region is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. The demand for aircraft components, like seats, from countries, like China and India, which are key aviation hubs in the region, is the main driver for the growth of the region. Orders for new aircraft are also high in the region, propelling the growth of the revenues from the same.

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Competitive Landscape

The commercial aircraft seating market is highly fragmented, with RECARO Holding Gmbh, Safran, and HAECO holding the leading market revenue shares as of 2019, while the rest of the companies held minor shares. With the acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace by Safran of Sweden (which is estimated to help Zodiac improve its R&D capabilities and production capacity), the aircraft seating industry is expected to experience a considerable change in the market.

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 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 AIRCRAFT TYPE

      1. 5.1.1 Wide-body Aircraft

      2. 5.1.2 Narrow-body Aircraft

      3. 5.1.3 Regional Aircraft

    2. 5.2 COMPONENT

      1. 5.2.1 Seat Actuators

      2. 5.2.2 Foams and Fittings

      3. 5.2.3 Other Components

    3. 5.3 SEAT TYPE

      1. 5.3.1 Economy Class Seats

      2. 5.3.2 Premium Economy Class Seats

      3. 5.3.3 Business Class Seats

      4. 5.3.4 First Class Seats

    4. 5.4 FIT

      1. 5.4.1 Line-fit

      2. 5.4.2 Retrofit

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. 5.5.1.1 United States

        2. 5.5.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.5.1.3 Mexico

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. 5.5.2.1 United Kingdom

        2. 5.5.2.2 Germany

        3. 5.5.2.3 France

        4. 5.5.2.4 Italy

        5. 5.5.2.5 Spain

        6. 5.5.2.6 Russia

        7. 5.5.2.7 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.5.3.1 China

        2. 5.5.3.2 India

        3. 5.5.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.5.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.5.3.5 South Korea

        6. 5.5.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 South America

        1. 5.5.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.5.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.5.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.5.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.5.5.1 United Arab Emirates

        2. 5.5.5.2 Saudi Arabia

        3. 5.5.5.3 South Africa

        4. 5.5.5.4 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd

      2. 6.2.2 Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation)

      3. 6.2.3 STELIA Aerospace (Airbus SE)

      4. 6.2.4 RECARO Holding Gmbh

      5. 6.2.5 Zodiac Aerospace (Safran SA)

      6. 6.2.6 Aviointeriors SpA

      7. 6.2.7 ZIM FLUGSITZ GmbH

      8. 6.2.8 Geven SpA

      9. 6.2.9 Acro Aircraft Seating

      10. 6.2.10 Thompson Aero Seating Limited

      11. 6.2.11 EnCore (The Boeing Company)

      12. 6.2.12 Jamco Corp.

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Aircraft Seating Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation), STELIA Aerospace (Airbus SE), RECARO Holding GmbH, Safran SA are the major companies operating in Aircraft Seating Market.

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