Commercial Airport Lighting Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Commercial Airport Lighting Market is segmented by Usage (Landside, and Airside) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for all the above segments in value (USD billion).

Commercial Airport Lighting Market Size

Global Commercial Airport Lighting Market Industry Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: > 4 %

Major Players

Global Commercial Airport Lighting Market Industry Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Commercial Airport Lighting Market Analysis

The commercial airport lighting market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period (2022 - 2027).

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the passenger traffic handled by the airports witnessed a decline of more than 60% in 2020 and about 50% in 2021. This has significantly affected the revenues of the airport operators, which is anticipated to slow down the investments towards the modernization of the airport lighting systems. This is anticipated to affect the market's growth in the short term.

Before the pandemic, the growth of the commercial airport lighting market is propelled by the construction of new airports and modernization of the existing airport infrastructure around the world to cater to the increasing passenger traffic. This factor is also expected to drive the market in the future once the effect of the pandemic subsides.

The increasing emphasis on decreasing energy consumption and reducing carbon emissions in airports is shifting the focus of the airport operators from the use of conventional incandescent lights to solar power LEDs in airports. This is expected to accelerate the growth of the commercial airport lighting market during the forecast period.

Commercial Airport Lighting Industry Segmentation

The study on the commercial airport lighting market includes all types of lighting systems used to indicate directions to aircraft, during landing, takeoff, and parking, in addition to providing support to other aircraft operations. The lights that are installed in runways, taxiways, and airports indoors, along with lights at the airside, which consist of VASI (visual approach slope indicator) and PAPI (precision approach path indicator), wind cone lights, and runway edge and runway end lights, as well as ALS, among others, are also included in the report.

The market is segmented on usage into the landside and airside. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts in different regions. The market sizing and forecasts have been provided in value (USD billion).

Runway Lights
Taxiway Lights
Ground Guidance Lights
Obstruction Lighting, Aircraft Warning Lights, and Tower Beacons
Other Usages
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
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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Commercial Airport Lighting Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Commercial Airport Lighting Market according to our research experts:

Construction of New Airports will Generate Demand for New Airport Lighting Systems

Before the pandemic, air passenger traffic was growing at a healthy rate, with several existing airports operating at their full capacity. The global air passenger traffic increased from about 3.57 billion in 2015 to about 4.5 billion in 2019. With future growth in view, several governments allocated funds for new airports to improve connectivity and reduce pressure on the major airports. For instance, as part of the Saudi Vision 2030, the country's aviation strategy includes expanding existing airports and focusing on two large airports in Riyadh and Jeddah. China plans to open over 30 new civil airports and is targeting a 43% increase in civil aviation capacity under the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25). CAAC also raised the subsidy standards by 40% to airports where ground traffic is poor. India is also rapidly growing its civil aviation with the construction of new small airports under the UDAN scheme. Since the start of UDAN, about 50 airports have started operations. The government also plans to develop 100 additional airports by 2024. Likewise, new airports are also constructed in Latin America, North America, and Europe. Such developments over the next decade are likely to generate demand for all types of airport lights and drive market growth.

Commercial Airport Lighting Market: Revenue in USD billion, Global, 2018-2027

Asia-Pacific to Experience the Fastest Growth in the Coming Years

Currently, Asia-Pacific has the largest market share, and it is expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period. The construction of new airports and the modernization of the existing airports are expected to generate demand for new and innovative lighting systems. In terms of passenger traffic, 7 of the world's 10 busiest airports in 2021 were in China. A surge in passenger traffic in various countries like India, Indonesia, and Australia is expected to increase the investments toward expanding their existing aircraft infrastructure and construction of new airports in the countries. This is expected to drive the growth of the commercial airport lighting market in the region during the forecast period. Also, the airports in the region are changing their existing lights with new lighting systems to conserve their energy and carbon emissions. As of July 2021, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad completed the conversion of 98% of its Airside lighting (Airfield signage, taxiway centerline lights, and runway lights) with energy-efficient LED lighting.

Similarly, Honeywell was selected to upgrade the airfield lighting control and monitoring systems, enhance passenger service, and streamline airport operations at the Incheon International Airport as part of the ongoing improvement project. The project is scheduled to be completed in October 2022. Such initiatives in this region may propel the market's growth during the forecast period.

Commercial Airport Lighting Market- Growth Rate by Region (2022 -2027)

Commercial Airport Lighting Industry Overview

The commercial airport lighting market is fragmented, with the presence of many players. Some of the prominent players in the market are ADB Safegate, TKH Group NV (TKH Airport Solutions), OCEM Energy Technology, Eaton Corporation, and Astronics Corporation. With the increased implementation of efficient LED-based airfield lighting in place of incandescent lighting, companies are also exploring new wireless or contactless power concepts that minimize the installation and maintenance challenges. Also, there is a growth in investments in lighting with built-in intelligence, which enables the retrieval of data and performance prediction, allowing more preventive maintenance. It can give the market players a competitive advantage over their competitors. Such investments are expected to drive the growth of the players during the forecast period.

Commercial Airport Lighting Market Leaders

  1. ADB Safegate

  2. TKH Group NV (TKH Airport Solutions)

  3. OCEM Airfield Technology

  4. Eaton Corporation

  5. Astronics Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Global Commercial Airport Lighting Market Industry Concentration

Commercial Airport Lighting Market News

  • In August 2021, The Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced that it installed a state-of-the-art Precision Approach Lighting System (PALS) on the runway of the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to improve safety during aircraft landings.
  • In July 2021, Mariehamn Airport announced that more than 130 lights that make up the runway lighting system at the airport were replaced with eco-friendly LED lighting. The energy consumption of the new LED lighting is about 30% of the previous lights’ energy consumption.
  • In March 2021, TKH Airport Solutions announced the launch of a new product family of elevated airfield ground lights. Key features of the new 797-series are the low energy consumption, the IP69 rating, and the individually controllable circling guidance light and heated front glass.
  • In March 2021, Florida’s Boca Raton Airport (BCT) installed a Hali-Brite LED rotating beacon, the first navigation aid to receive FAA approval for use at public airports. The new beacon provides a higher light output than conventional metal halide rotating beacons.

Commercial Airport Lighting Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

    3. 1.3 Currency Conversion Rates for USD



    1. 3.1 Market Size and Forecast, Global, 2018 - 2027

    2. 3.2 Market Share by Usage, 2021

    3. 3.3 Market Share by Geography, 2021

    4. 3.4 Structure of the Market and Key Participants


    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Technology Trends

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size and Forecast by Value - USD billion, 2018 - 2027)

    1. 5.1 Usage

      1. 5.1.1 Landside

      2. 5.1.2 Airside

        1. Runway Lights

        2. Taxiway Lights

        3. Ground Guidance Lights

        4. Obstruction Lighting, Aircraft Warning Lights, and Tower Beacons

        5. Other Usages

    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. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. 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 ADB Safegate

      2. 6.2.2 Honeywell International Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 TKH Group NV (TKH Airport Solutions)

      4. 6.2.4 OCEM Airfield Technology

      5. 6.2.5 Airsafe Airport Equipment Co. Ltd

      6. 6.2.6 Eaton Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Youyang Airport Lighting Equipment Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 atg airports limited

      9. 6.2.9 Astronics Corporation

      10. 6.2.10 Abacus Lighting Limited

      11. 6.2.11 Signify Netherlands BV (Philips)

      12. 6.2.12 Siemens AG

    3. 6.3 Other Companies

      1. 6.3.1 Flight Light Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 S4GA

      3. 6.3.3 Avlite Systems

      4. 6.3.4 AMA Private Limited

      5. 6.3.5 Airport Lighting Company

      6. 6.3.6 Electromax


      8. 6.3.8 Genesis Lamp


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Commercial Airport Lighting Market Research FAQs

The Commercial Airport Lighting Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Commercial Airport Lighting Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

ADB Safegate, TKH Group NV (TKH Airport Solutions), OCEM Airfield Technology, Eaton Corporation, Astronics Corporation are the major companies operating in Commercial Airport Lighting Market.

Commercial Airport Lighting Industry Report

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