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Aircraft Wheel Scanning System Market Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By System ( Laser Scanner, Optical Scanner, Structured Light Scanner ), By Component ( Hardware, Software ), By Aircraft Type ( Fixed Wing Aircraft, Rotary Wing Aircraft ) and regional forecast 2021-2028

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI104068 | Status : Ongoing



The aircraft wheel plays a crucial role in the take-off or landing of an aircraft as it undergo extreme weight and friction while landing and takeoff. An aircraft wheel assembly is inspected as often as possible while on aircraft. Before every flight, a visual inspection of aircraft wheels is carried out. More detailed inspection or testing is carried out by removing the wheel assembly from the aircraft. There are various methods to detect the faults or failures in an aircraft wheel such as scanning, eddy current testing, visual inspection, and others. The scanning technique is the most precise method of inspecting any object and is emerged as a vital component of modern inspection and quality control systems.

Improving economic conditions in emerging countries such as India and China has led to an increase in demand for air travel. This surge in demand for air travel results in an increase in flight hours of an aircraft which leads to an increase in wearing or damage of aircraft wheels. The frequency of wheel inspection has increased due to theamplified stress over the wheels, which is expected to fuel the growth of the market.

Moreover, scanning technology is mostly used in design and development by reverse engineering current products. Reverse engineering by 3D scanning makes it easier to maintain, repair, and overhaul the aircraft wheel for which CAD data is not available. The rise in demand for lightweight aircraft has created a demand for development for lightweight yet strong aircraft wheels. The scanning system helps in the design and development of aircraft wheels, which is predicted to support the growth of the market. Furthermore, technological advancement in scanning technology for accurate measurement of the object is expected to propel the market growth. Major companies such as Hexagon AB and GOM GmbH have developed advanced scanners that can detect defects in microns. However, the tremendously high cost of the scanning system is anticipated to hamper the market growth.

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has nearly stopped air travel which is likely to restrain the market growth.

Market Segmentation:

The market is segmented by system, component, aircraft type, and region.

Based on the system, the market is classified into laser scanner, optical scanner, and structured light scanner. The laser scanner segment is anticipated to lead the market owing to rapid advancements in technology such as the ability to construct prototypes. Moreover, handheld laser scanners are preferred for scanning an aircraft wheel owing to its advantage of getting into confined spaces.  The structured light scanner segment is expected to grow substantially as it provides high accuracy and speed due to which it has a high cost and is used for highly complex structure scanning. Adoption of structured light scanning inspection technique can speed up the MRO process of an aircraft

Based on the components, the market is divided into hardware and software. The hardware segment is predicted to govern the market during the forecast period owing to the rise in demand for 3D scanners for inspection of aircraft components

Based on aircraft type, the market is bifurcated into fixed-wing aircraft and rotary-wing aircraft. The fixed-wing aircraft is expected to dominate the market owing to the increased air travel and the number of orders for new aircraft.

Key Market Driver -

Growing demand for air travel Advancements in inspection technology Rise in demand for light weight aircraft

Key Market Restraint -

High cost of scanning equipment Severe impact of COVID-19 on aviation industry

Key Players Covered:

The major companies in theaircraft wheel scanning system market are Hexagon AB (Sweden), GOM GmbH (Germany), FARO Technologies (The U.S.), Autodesk Inc. (The U.S.), Creaform Inc. (Canada), Fuel3D Technologies Limited (The U.K.), Nikon Metrology NV (The U.S.), and among others.

Regional Analysis:

The aircraft wheel scanning systemmarket has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the world. North America is anticipated to govern the market due to the presence of key aircraft manufacturers and MRO service providers in the region. Europe is predicted to witness significant growth during the forecast period due to increased air travel of tourists in the region. The Asia Pacific is expected tohave stronggrowth owing to the rising demand for air travel in countries such as China and India

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By System

  • Laser Scanner

  • Optical Scanner

  • Structured Light Scanner

By Component

  • Hardware

  • Software

By Aircraft Type

  • Fixed Wing Aircraft

  • Rotary Wing Aircraft

By Region

  • North America (The U.S., Canada)

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

  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australiaand Rest of Asia Pacific)

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

Aircraft Wheel Scanning System Market Industry Developments 

  • In May 2020, Piaggio Aerospace had a contract of worth USD 137 million for maintenance and support of the fleet of P180 Avantis operated by the Italian armed forces. This contract included the scanning and maintenance of wheels of aircraft.

  • In July 2019, Hexagon AB launched the RS6 3D laser scanner for arm portable measuring machine that offers high accuracy and speed. Moreover, it is user friendly and easy to handle than other scanners.

Aircraft Wheel Scanning System Market Size, Share and Global Industry Trend Forecast till 2026
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  • 2020
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