Commercial Aircraft Air Management Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Commercial Aircraft Air Management System Market is segmented by System (Thermal Management System, Cabin Pressure Control System, Oxygen System, Ice Protection System, Engine Bleed Air System, and Fuel Tank Inerting System), Aircraft Type (Narrow-body Aircraft, Wide-body Aircraft, and Regional Jets), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

commercial aircraft air management systems market overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.27 %
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Market Overview

The commercial aircraft air management systems market is estimated to record a CAGR of about 4.27% during the forecast period and reach USD 5,961 million by 2025.

  • The aviation industry is projected to witness a high rate of growth during the forecast period. Increasing passenger traffic may force the airlines to procure new aircraft, which is envisioned to drive the demand for aircraft subsystems, such as the air management system.
  • The aircraft and related subsystems industries are technology-driven. Currently, the replacement of conventional sensors with the latest sensors, which yield better and accurate results, and the development of robust heat exchangers are helping the production of more efficient air management systems.

Scope of the report

Air management system plays a vital role in maintaining a comfortable environment on board an aircraft for the passengers and crew members. The primary function of the system includes air conditioning and temperature control, engine bleed air, fuel tank inerting, cabin pressurization and control, ventilation, and ice protection.

Thermal Management System
Cabin Pressure Control System
Oxygen System
Ice Protection System
Engine Bleed Air System
Fuel Tank Inerting System
Aircraft Type
Narrow-body Aircraft
Wide-body Aircraft
Regional Jets
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Ice Protection Systems Held the Largest Market Share in 2019

In 2019, the ice protection systems segment held the largest market share in the commercial aircraft air management system market. The architecture of an aircraft makes it vulnerable to the detrimental effects of ice formation on the exposed surfaces of the aircraft, such as control surfaces, wings, engine inlets, fan blades, and other parts of the aircraft that are exposed to extreme cold conditions. In cold weather conditions, the accumulation of ice on the wings can lead to catastrophic effects, like the stalling of aircraft. Thus, the integration of ice protection systems onboard the aircraft facilitates its all-weather operability, by preventing the accumulation of ice on the wings. The increasing emphasis on aircraft safety has led to increased R&D on ice protection technologies. For instance, in 2018, Liebherr-Aerospace and NORDAM announced their partnership to develop, manufacture, test, and certify anti-ice valves to be used in a NORDAM-developed engine build-up system for A320neos equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines. Researchers from top universities and OEMs of ice protection systems are working to develop an ultra-lightweight heater from the webs of carbon nanotubes for de-icing aircraft surfaces. The technology is still under development and may require significant investment in the coming years. Also, with the increasing aircraft orders, the demand for ice protection systems is expected to increase in the coming years.

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Asia-Pacific Region to Grow with the Highest CAGR during the Forecast Period

In terms of geography, the Asia-Pacific Region is envisioned to witness growth with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. In Asia-Pacific, China and India are two of the fastest-growing aviation markets, globally. Airlines in China are increasing their aircraft fleet size in accordance with the growing aircraft demand. For instance, China Southern Airline plans to more than double the size of its fleet to 2,000 aircraft by 2035, and it is exploring ways to cooperate with low-cost carriers. Under the fleet expansion plan, the airline received first of 20 A350-900 in June 2019 as a part of the purchase agreement with Airbus signed in April 2017. In addition, the Chinese aerospace manufacturer, COMAC, is currently developing its own narrow-body aircraft, C919, to compete with Airbus and Boeing in the narrow-body aircraft segment. As of June 2019, COMAC received over 1,000 aircraft orders for its C919, with the majority of the orders from airlines based in China. The first aircraft is expected to enter service with China Eastern Airlines by 2020. A major aircraft fleet growth is also envisioned in India. For example, in India, IndiGo, a major low-cost airline in the country, announced to bolster its presence in the international and domestic markets in 2019. This introduced many domestic and seven new international destinations in 2019. To further accomplish its presence with the global expansion, the airline placed a firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft in October 2019. This order includes a mix of A320neo, A321neo, and A321XLR aircraft. Thus, with rapid growth plans of the airlines and growing demand for air travel, the growth of the market is projected to be high during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

Liebherr Aerospace, Collins Aerospace, Honeywell International Inc., Safran SA, and Meggitt PLC are some of the major players in the market. Though there are many players supplying several air management subsystems in the market, a majority of the market share is being enjoyed by a few players who have long-term contracts with the major aircraft OEMs. Currently, the suppliers of commercial aircraft air management systems are working closely with the aircraft OEMs for the development of advanced systems, to address the dynamic market requirements. This may also help them to remain as a preferred choice in the market. The emphasis of the players in building more efficient bleed air systems may help the segment in the future. The Airbus A330neo aircraft features a new generation electro-pneumatic bleed air system from Liebherr-Aerospace that has compact, lightweight, and highly reliable bleed valves, as well as a pre-cooler with integrated controls. According to Liebherr-Aerospace, the system may offer a substantial reduction in operating costs and significant increases in reliability. Such innovations are envisioned to help the players increase their market share in the years to come.

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 System

      1. 5.1.1 Thermal Management System

      2. 5.1.2 Cabin Pressure Control System

      3. 5.1.3 Oxygen System

      4. 5.1.4 Ice Protection System

      5. 5.1.5 Engine Bleed Air System

      6. 5.1.6 Fuel Tank Inerting System

    2. 5.2 Aircraft Type

      1. 5.2.1 Narrow-body Aircraft

      2. 5.2.2 Wide-body Aircraft

      3. 5.2.3 Regional Jets

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Egypt

        4. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Liebherr Aerospace

      2. 6.2.2 Collins Aerospace

      3. 6.2.3 Honeywell International Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Safran SA

      5. 6.2.5 Meggitt PLC

      6. 6.2.6 Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG

      7. 6.2.7 Boyd Corporation

      8. 6.2.8 CTT Systems AB

      9. 6.2.9 ITT INC.

      10. 6.2.10 Cox & Company Inc.

      11. 6.2.11 Aeronamic BV

      12. 6.2.12 AMETEK Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Commercial Aircraft Air Management System Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Commercial Aircraft Air Management System Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.27% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Safran SA, Liebherr Aerospace, Collins Aerospace, Honeywell International Inc., Meggit PLC are the major companies operating in Commercial Aircraft Air Management System Market.

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