Aircraft Windows and Windshields Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Aircraft Windows and Windshields Market is Segmented by End User (Commercial, Military, and General Aviation) and Geography.

Market Snapshot

commercial aircraft windows and windshields market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >3 %

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Market Overview

The aircraft windows and windshields market is anticipated to register a CAGR of above 3% during the forecast period.

  • The market for aircraft windows and windshields is majorly driven by the demand for new-generation aircraft, in both the military and commercial aviation industries.
  • The preference for lighter interior component products by airlines, in order to cut down the fuel consumption and reduce fuel costs, is generating demand for new composite windows and windshields.
  • The development of new and smart windows and windshields with features, like navigation, trajectory predictions, and performance computation, are expected to generate demand during the forecast period.


Scope of the Report

The report on the aircraft windows and windshields market covers the military and general aviation segments, including both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

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

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Key Market Trends

Commercial Segment to Register the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The commercial segment of the market is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is mainly due to the increasing aircraft procurements by airlines, in order to cater to the ever-growing passenger traffic. In 2018, the aerospace giants, Boeing and Airbus, delivered 806 and 800 commercial aircraft, respectively, and this number is further expected to increase in the future. Additionally, variation in the number of windows of narrow-body, wide-body, and regional jets are supporting the growth of this segment. Advancements in the aircraft windows and windshields, like the replacement of traditional pull-down plastic shade window with smart dimmable windows that can adjust the quantity of light, based on the requirement of the passengers, may propel the growth of this segment during the forecast period.

Aircraft Windows and Windshields Market_End-user

Asia-Pacific to Experience the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

Asia-Pacific is anticipated to record the highest growth during the forecast period. The growth of the aircraft windows and windshields market in this region is propelled by the fast-growing aviation industries in China and India. Additionally, countries, like Indonesia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, and Vietnam, are propelling this growth, due to the ongoing investments in the aviation industry by public and private companies, as well as the growth of tourism in the region. The increasing military spending of the region, powered by the ongoing tensions between the countries of the region, is another factor supporting the growth. In 2018, the military spending of the region was USD 507 billion that accounted for 28% of the total world military expenditure, as China increased its military spending by 5%, India by 3.1%, Pakistan by 11%, and South Korea by 5.1%, as compared to that of 2017. This increasing military spending is generating demand for new military aircraft, which, in turn, is generating demand for aircraft windows and windshields.

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Competitive Landscape

The aircraft windows and windshields market is highly consolidated, with majority of share held by very few players in the market. Some of the prominent players in the market are PPG Industries Inc., Saint-Gobain SA, NORDAM Group Inc., Melrose Industries, and Lee Aerospace. Development of new windows, with the integration of electronics that can help in enhancing passenger experience, is expected to attract the aircraft OEMs. For instance, Vision Systems developed a multizone dimmable window, with an integrated transparent control panel based on electroluminescent technology, and motorized shade for two windows, with dimmable front panel. The company also plans to unveil a new concept of smart window, in which images and videos may be displayed directly on the aircraft window or cabin divider.

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 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 Commercial

      2. 5.1.2 Military

      3. 5.1.3 General Aviation

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Qatar

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Melrose Industries

      2. 6.2.2 Lee Aerospace

      3. 6.2.3 PPG Industries Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Gentex Corporation

      5. 6.2.5 Saint-Gobain SA

      6. 6.2.6 The NORDAM Group LLC

      7. 6.2.7 Vision Systems SAS

      8. 6.2.8 Perkins Aircraft Services Inc.

      9. 6.2.9 Texstars


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Commercial Aircraft Windows And Windshields Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Commercial Aircraft Windows And Windshields 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.

PPG Industries Inc., Saint-Gobain SA, NORDAM Group Inc., Melrose Industries, Lee Aerospace are the major companies operating in Commercial Aircraft Windows And Windshields Market.

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