Flight Navigation System Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Flight Navigation System Market is segmented by Communication Type (Radio, Satellite), Application (Civil and Commercial Aviation, Military Aviation), Flight Instrument (Autopilot, Altimeter, Gyroscope, Sensors, Magnetic Compass), Systems (Radars, Instrument Landing Systems, Inertial Navigation Systems, Collision Avoidance Systems, VOR/DME, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >6 %

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Market Overview

The flight navigation system market is anticipated to witness a CAGR of above 6% during the forecast period.

  • The increasing procurements of aircraft in commercial and military aviation sectors with growing passenger traffic and increasing military spending of the countries, respectively, are anticipated to drive the growth of the market during the forecast period.
  • The mandates made by the regulatory bodies of commercial aviation are making the airlines integrate advanced systems in their fleet to create safe and efficient airspace. For instance, the FAA mandated the use of ADS-B Out on the aircraft operating in most controlled US airspace by January 2020. Such regulations may propel the demand for flight navigation systems during the forecast period.
  • The development of advanced autonomous regional satellite navigation systems is anticipated to boost the growth of flight navigation systems market in the future.
  • The failure of parts and components of flight navigation systems may lead to the grounding of aircraft and, in some cases, may lead to accidents endangering the lives of passengers. Such situations are anticipated to hamper the growth of companies, as they may lose their long-standing partnerships.


Scope of the Report

The scope of the market includes all the flight navigation systems used in military, commercial, and general aviation aircraft. All the avionics parts and systems that may be used for navigation and communication of the position of the aircraft with the ground station and other aircraft have been included in the study.

Communication Type
Civil and Commercial Aviation
Military Aviation
Flight Instrument
Magnetic Compass
Instrument Landing Systems
Inertial Navigation Systems
Collision Avoidance Systems
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

Civil and Commercial Aviation Segment to Experience the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The civil and commercial aviation segment of the market currently has the highest share and is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The major driver for the segment is the growing orders and deliveries of commercial aircraft that are generating demand for new and advanced navigation and control systems for aircraft. Airbus and Boeing recorded 800 and 806 deliveries in 2018, with approximately more than 7,500 aircraft in order backlogs. Another major growth factor is the mandated regulations by the regulatory bodies of commercial aviation, which are making the airlines integrate advanced systems for safety purposes. The development of new systems, like ACAS X, may further boost the growth of the segment during the forecast period.

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Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Generate the Highest Demand During the Forecast Period

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to generate the highest demand for the flight navigation system market during the forecast period. This growth in the market follows the growth of the avionics market in the Asia-Pacific region, which, in turn, is due to the growing commercial and military aircraft fleet in the region. China and India are leading the aviation industry (military and commercial), followed by Japan, Australia, South Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines, among others. There are huge aircraft order backlogs of various countries for various aircraft manufactured by Airbus, and Boeing, which may drive the demand for flight navigation systems in this region. Also, the new aircraft programs, like COMAC C919 and C929, Mitsubishi SpiceJet (MRJ), KAI KF-X (IA IF-X), J-31, and AG600, are currently in development stages. Such developmental projects are anticipated to generate demand for new positions and navigation systems.

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Competitive Landscape

The flight navigation system market is fragmented with many suppliers who provide various types of instruments, like antennas, gyroscopes, altimeters, sensors. Some of the prominent players in the flight navigation system market are Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation), Honeywell International Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Garmin Ltd, and Thales Group. Collins Aerospace and Honeywell International Inc. are two major companies that offer aircraft navigation aids to commercial segments. In contrast, BAE Systems PLC, Raytheon Company, and Northrop Grumman Corporation, among others, are some of the prominent companies that provide navigation equipment to military aircraft. The development of new and advanced positioning systems to accurately locate and navigate the aircraft to its destinations is anticipated to support the company’s long-term growth. However, the faulty parts and components manufactured by the companies may lead to accidents and risk the lives of people onboard aircraft. Such situations may hamper the partnerships of the OEMs and component or system providers.

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 Communication Type

      1. 5.1.1 Radio

      2. 5.1.2 Satellite

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Civil and Commercial Aviation

      2. 5.2.2 Military Aviation

    3. 5.3 Flight Instrument

      1. 5.3.1 Autopilot

      2. 5.3.2 Altimeter

      3. 5.3.3 Gyroscope

      4. 5.3.4 Sensors

      5. 5.3.5 Magnetic Compass

    4. 5.4 Systems

      1. 5.4.1 Radars

      2. 5.4.2 Instrument Landing Systems

      3. 5.4.3 Inertial Navigation Systems

      4. 5.4.4 Collision Avoidance Systems

      5. 5.4.5 VOR/DME

      6. 5.4.6 Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation)

      2. 6.2.2 Honeywell International Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 Northrop Grumman Corporation

      4. 6.2.4 Garmin Ltd

      5. 6.2.5 Thales Group

      6. 6.2.6 Cobham PLC

      7. 6.2.7 CMC Electronics Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 Raytheon Company

      9. 6.2.9 Safran SA

      10. 6.2.10 BAE Systems PLC

      11. 6.2.11 L3 Harris Technologies

      12. 6.2.12 General Electric Company*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Flight Navigation System Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Flight Navigation System Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation), Honeywell International Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Garmin Ltd, Thales Group are the major companies operating in Flight Navigation System Market.

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