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Aircraft Flight Control System Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Component ( Flight Control Surfaces, Cockpit Controls, Flight Control Actuators, Flight Control Sensors, Avionics, Others ), By Platform ( Commercial Aircraft, Business Jet, General Aviation Aircraft, UAV, Helicopter, Military Aircraft ), By Mechanism ( Fly-By-Wire System, Hydro-Mechanical System, Mechanical System ), By End-User ( Line-fit, Retrofit ) and regional forecast 2023-2030

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI104067 | Status : Ongoing



A flight control system in an aircraft assists the pilot to precisely maneuver the aircraft. The system comprises of flight control surfaces, cockpit and hydro-mechanical controls, and linkages. At present, most of the military and commercial aircraft are integrated with the hydro-mechanical control system, however, the new aircraft is incorporated with an electronic flight control system also known as fly-by-wire technology.

An improvement in the disposable incomes of individuals in developing countries has created a demand for air travel. The rising demand for air travel has led airliners to expand its aircraft fleet. Thus, the rising aircraft orders is anticipated to drive the market growth. Moreover, the rising demand for UAVs in military operations is expected to fuel the growth of the market.

However, malfunctions in hydromechanical systems is expected to hamper the market growth. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has devastated the aviation industry due to which the market for flight control systems is also expected to decline.

Market Segmentation:

The market is segmented by component, platform, mechanism, end-user, and region.

Based on components, the market is classified into flight control surfaces, cockpit controls, flight control actuators, flight control sensors, avionics, and others. Owing to the increase in commercial aircraft orders and a rise in demand for MRO services, the cockpit control segment is predicted to lead the market during the forecast period.

Based on the platform, the market is divided into commercial aircraft, business jet, general aviation aircraft, UAV, helicopter, and military aircraft. The commercial aircraft segment is anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period, owing to the rise in commercial aircraft deliveries and increasing up-gradation activities for conventional aircraft. Moreover, the growing demand for UAVs in the military for surveillance and reconnaissance application is expected to boost market growth.

Based on the mechanism, the market is segmented into fly-by-wire, hydromechanical, and mechanical. Fly-By-Wire system is expected to lead the market owing to its good transmission capability and reliabilityin unfavorable conditions. It is the most used flight control technology in the aviation industry.

Based on end-user, the market is bifurcated into Linefit and retrofit. The line-fit segment is predicted to witness the highest growth during the forecast period owing to the increase in demand for new aircraft from commercial airliners. The retrofit segment is also expected to witness substantial growth during the forecast period owing to the rise in replacement of a hydro-mechanical system with fly-by-wire systems.

Key Market Driver -

ncreasing number of orders of new aircraft Rising demand for UAVs Advancements in fly-by-wire technology

Key Market Restraint -

Hydro-mechanical and mechanical control system malfunction  Stringent regulatory norms for the development of aircraft components and systems   High cost involved in production and deployment of advanced flight control system  Severe impact of COVID-19 on aviation industry

Key Players Covered:

The major companies in the aircraft flight control system market are Honeywell International (The U.S.), Moog (The U.S.), United Technologies Corporation (The U.S.), Parker Hannifin (The U.S.), Rockwell Collins (The U.S.), Safran (France), BAE Systems (The U.K.), and among others.

Regional Analysis:

The aircraft flight control system market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the world. North America is expected to dominate the market as it is the hub of the aerospace industry due to the presence of key players. The market in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the highestgrowthowing to the rising passenger traffic in countries such as China and India. Moreover, the rising procurement of military aircraft in the region is also expected to fuel market growth. Europe is anticipated to have strong growth through the forecast period due to rising spending for UAV development.

The Middle East and Africa region are expected to grow at a steady rate. Emerging manufacturers in Latin America is expected to spur the opportunities for growth of the flight control system market in the region.

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By Component

  • Flight Control Surfaces

  • Cockpit Controls

    • Primary Controls

    • Secondary Controls

  • Flight Control Actuators

  • Flight Control Sensors

  • Avionics

  • Others

By Platform

  • Commercial Aircraft

  • Business Jet

  • General Aviation Aircraft

  • UAV

  • Helicopter

  • Military Aircraft

    • Fighter Jet

    • Transport Aircraft

    • Military Helicopter

By Mechanism

  • Fly-By-Wire System

  • Hydro-Mechanical System

  • Mechanical System

By End-User

  • Line-fit

  • Retrofit

By Region

  • North America (The U.S., Canada)

  • Europe (The U.K., Germany, France, Russia, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Rest of the World (Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa)

Aircraft Flight Control System Market Industry Developments 

  • In November 2019, Moog Inc. was awarded a three year contract worth more than USD 400 million for production of electro-hydrostatic actuation system, primary flight control actuation system, wing old actuation system, and leading edge flap drive system for F-35 aircraft.

  • In June 2019, Honeywell International announced development of new fly-by-wire system which is compact in size and is next step in the direction of autonomous and urban air mobility vehicles. The flight control computer contains the brains of aircraft flight control system and enables to fly the aircraft more safely.

  • In June 2019, Collins Aerospace and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company together launched a retrofit flight-control system which is designed to replace conventional mechanical flight control system. It offers fly-by-wire performance to various fixed wing and rotary blade aircraft.

  • Ongoing
  • 2022
  • 2019-2021


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