Aviation Weather Radar Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Aviation Weather Radar Market is segmented by End User (Airport and Aircraft), and further by Aircraft (Commercial Aviation, General Aviation, and Military Aviation) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa).

Aviation Weather Radar Market Size

Aviation Weather Radar Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: > 3 %

Major Players

Aviation Weather Radar Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Aviation Weather Radar Market Analysis

The aviation weather radar market is projected to record a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period.

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has severely impacted the entire aviation industry and has resulted in bringing aircraft operators on the brink of bankruptcy, which reduced the demand for aircraft and in turn, the aircraft weather radar in 2020 and 2021. Nevertheless, with the rebound in travel demand in the commercial and general aviation segments, operators have resumed ordering new aircraft. As a result of the regrowth in demand, several aircraft OEMs have started increasing their production rates since mid-2021 andplanning to take back aircraft production rates to the pre-COVID-19 levels. 

The need for the protection of aircraft from harsh weather conditions is one of the main drivers for the market. Over the years, there have been many instances where unpredicted weather conditions have either led to disturbances in aircraft movements or, in some cases, have damaged the aircraft as a whole. Such incidents made the airports procure weather radars to ensure safety in aircraft operations.

Each aircraft has a radar antenna located in the nose (radome) of the aircraft. Signals from the antenna are processed by a computer and presented on a screen to be viewed by the pilots. Additionally, the growth in the number of aircraft orders may drive the demand in the market during the coming years.

Aviation Weather Radar Industry Segmentation

An aviation weather radar or a weather surveillance radar (WSR) is installed in aircraft and in airports to determine certain weather conditions in the atmosphere like, locating precipitation or calculating its motion and projecting the weather situations such as rain, snow, hail, etc.
The advanced weather radars installed in aircraft can determine the motion of water droplets and the level of intensity of the rain. The report study covers the weather radars installed in various types of aircraft and airports.

The Aviation Weather Radar Market is segmented by End User and Geography. By End User, the market is segmented by airport and aircraft. Further, by Aircraft, the market is segmented by Commercial Aviation, General Aviation, and Military Aviation. By Geography, the market is segmented by North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. 

The market sizing and forecasts have been provided in value (USD million) for each segment.

End User
Commercial Aviation
Military Aviation
General Aviation
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Aviation Weather Radar Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Aviation Weather Radar Market according to our research experts:

Military Aviation is Likely to Register High Growth Rate Over the Forecast Period

The growth of military aviation in recent times owing to rising geopolitical tensions across the world as well as ongoing military modernization programs aimed at procuring advanced aircraft globally will lead to an increase in the demand for advanced aircraft in this sector with advanced capabilities.

In the present scenario, there has been a significant increase in the number of aircraft deliveries. According to reports from Airbus, to date, the company has received orders for 1979 military aircraft out of which the company has delivered 1733 aircraft worldwide. In addition, estimates provided by Aviation Week Network’s Fleet Discovery database highlight 3,659 manned military aircraft currently under contract for delivery over the next decade globally.

The increase in the number of military aircraft has led to manufacturers developing advanced aviation weather radars for aircraft which are mounted on the nose of the military aircraft and provide them an edge to quickly calculate their next move in the event of adverse weather conditions. In recent times, Pulse-Doppler radar systems are being used in military aircraft around the world. The APG-68 Fire Control Radar is a medium-range pulse doppler radar in one of the most popular fighter aircraft, the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The APG -68 radar installed in F-16 provides the pilot with many functions which include weapons fire control, weather detection, electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM), Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI), and tracking objects on land, sea, and air.

In 2020, the United States Armed Forces announced that they are conducting upgrades to the C-13 Globemaster military aircraft. This latest series of improvements to the C-17 fleet is dubbed Block 16. All aircraft receiving Block 16 upgrades will have a state-of-the-art weather radar system; an improved Onboard Inert Gas–Generating System called OBIGGS II; a new, more reliable, and stronger stabilizer strut system; and a suite of modernized avionic boxes, the latest in avionics technology. The new weather system which has been designated as the APS-150 allows pilots to see weather systems up to 320 nautical miles (593 kilometers) ahead which is an increase from 160 to 200 nautical miles (296 to 370 kilometers) on the previous system. Boeing has worked with Honeywell to add military modes to an advanced commercial-based system. Moreover, the new weather radar, is more reliable, weighs nearly half as much, and makes use of one-third of the power.

Thus, such advancements will lead to the market witnessing significant growth during the forecast period.

Aviation Weather Radar Market Segmentation

Asia-Pacific to Record the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period

In terms of geography, Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The region is fast-growing, in terms of aviation activity. In commercial aviation, China and India are projected to displace the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively, to become the largest and third-largest aviation markets, respectively, during the forecast period. 

The fleet procurement plans of the airlines and expanding airport infrastructure in these countries are also driving the growth of the procurement of commercial aviation radars, both from airports and airlines. For instance, In January2022, China is experiencinga new round of airportconstruction and expansion projects. The fourthphase of Shanghai Pudong International Airport's expansion is expectedto facilitate 130 million annual passengers by 2030. In East China’s Fujian Province, Xiamen has started new airport construction in Xiang’an. As of now, eight construction projects are going on in Xiang’anwith a total investment of USD 9.76 billion.

In addition, many militaries in the region are procuring weather radars on a large scale, thus, generating demand for aviation weather radars. For Instance, In June 2021, The Ministry of Defencesigned a contract with Mahindra Telephonic to procure 11 airport surveillance radars for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard. Installation of these radars will increase the air domain awareness around airfields and enhance safety and efficiency in flying operations of the Navy and the Coast Guard.

On account of all these factors, the region is expected to grow at a faster pace compared to other regions during the forecast period.

Aviation Weather Radar Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2023-2028

Aviation Weather Radar Industry Overview

Honeywell International Inc., Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation), L3Harris Technologies Inc., Leonardo SpA, Garmin Ltd, and Telephonics are some of the prominent players in the market. The number of companies producing weather radars for aviation applications is less, which makes the market concentrated. Companies are extending their product capabilities to attract different aircraft manufacturers. 

Aviation Weather Radar Market Leaders

  1. Honeywell International, Inc.

  2. Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation)

  3. Leonardo SpA

  4. Garmin Ltd.

  5. L3Harris Technollogies, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Aviation Weather Radar Market Concentration

Aviation Weather Radar Market News

  • In May 2022, ABS Jets, a Honeywell authorized channel partner based in Prague, Czech Republic signed an agreement with Honeywell International Inc. to retrofit its Embraer Legacy business jets with Honeywell’s IntuVueRDR-7000 weather radar. The RDR-7000 weather radar automatically scans the sky from the ground to 60,000 feet, and out to a range of 320 nm. It can provide turbulence detection with more accuracy and at greater ranges.
  • In July 2022, Ontic which is a leading OEM as well as MRO service provider for established aircraft in the commercial market announced that they have signed an exclusive license agreement with Honeywell for the RDR4A/B Weather Radar Systems. Ontic will leverage its existing facilities and repair teams in the USA, Europe and Asia to ensure continued customer support.
  • In November 2022, Collins Aerospace together with AVIC LeihuaElectronic Technology Research Institute (LETRI) announced that they have received TSO certification for COMAC’s C919 Weather Radar Flat Plate Antenna (WFA), designed by LETRI, from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A TSO is a minimum performance standard for specified materials, parts, and appliances used on civil aircraft.

Aviation Weather Radar 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 Industry Attractiveness - 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 End User

      1. 5.1.1 Airport

      2. 5.1.2 Aircraft

        1. Commercial Aviation

        2. Military Aviation

        3. General Aviation

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Honeywell International Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation)

      3. 6.2.3 L3Harris Technologies Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Leonardo SpA

      5. 6.2.5 Garmin Ltd

      6. 6.2.6 Telephonics


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Aviation Weather Radar Market Research FAQs

The Aviation Weather Radar Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Aviation Weather Radar Market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

The Aviation Weather Radar Market is valued at 190 Million USD in 2018.

The Aviation Weather Radar Market is valued at 231 Million USD in 2028.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Honeywell International, Inc., Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation), Leonardo SpA, Garmin Ltd., L3Harris Technollogies, Inc. are the major companies operating in Aviation Weather Radar Market.

Aviation Weather Radar Industry Report

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