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Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Market Size, Share and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Component (Transponder, Receiver, Antenna, and Ground Receivers), By Platform (Commercial Aviation, Business Jets, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, and Helicopters), By Operation (ADS-B In and ADS-B Out), By Application (ATC Surveillance, Airborne Surveillance, and Others), By End-Use (OEM and Aftermarket), and Regional Forecast, 2021-2028

Last Updated: May 13, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI103355



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The global automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) market size was USD 847.9 million in 2020. The market is projected to grow from USD 901.7 million in 2021 to USD 2,877.5 million in 2028 at a CAGR of 18.03% in the 2021-2028 period. The global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and staggering, with ADS-B systems witnessing a negative demand shock across all regions amid the pandemic. Based on our analysis, the global market exhibited a huge decline of -15.00% in 2020. The sudden rise in CAGR is attributable to this market’s demand and growth, returning to pre-pandemic levels once the pandemic is over.


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The automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast system operates on data and systems installed on the aircraft. It includes different components such as a transducer, antennas, receivers, and others. The technology enhances air traffic control (ATC) monitoring in radar airspace, air traffic services in non-radar airspace, and the airport surface. As per the new regulations issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), all aircraft flying in the U.S. must be equipped with ADS-B Out. The mandate came into force on 1st January 2020.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Reduced Aircraft Deliveries to Harshly Impact Aviation Industry Amidst Pandemic

The aviation industry has been negatively affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The market has been hit hard as there was a huge decline in deliveries of all aircraft types. Reduced aircraft orders, economic slowdown, delayed deliveries of commercial aircraft led to negative growth in this market.

  • According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in 2020, international passenger demand fell by 75.6 percent, and the domestic market dropped 48.8 percent compared to last year.

  • As per the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 2020 report, the overall reduction in air passengers was 60% (2,699 million) compared to 4499 million in 2019, and an approximate loss of USD 371 billion for airlines.

  • There was a reduced number of orders and deliveries from the key players in the aerospace sector. According to Forecast International, in 2020, Airbus S.A.S. delivered 566 aircraft compared to 863 in 2019. Boeing delivered 157 aircraft compared to 380 in 2019.


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 Development of Small Surveillance-Broadcast Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) to Enable Growth

The development of small, lightweight, and low-cost automatic surveillance broadcast transceivers for unmanned aerial vehicles is the latest trend in the market. uAvionix has developed Echo ATU-20X that transmits ADS-B Out on 978 MHz UAT and receives automatic surveillance transmissions on both the 1090ES and 978UAT frequencies. In addition, the company has developed the world’s smallest and lightest automatic dependent surveillance transceiver, ping1090i which weighs 26 grams with an integrated Global Positioning System (GPS), Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS), and precision barometric sensor.


Modernization of Air Traffic Management Infrastructure to Aid Growth

The increasing investments in airports, rising air travelers, and up-gradation of air traffic management infrastructure boost the market's growth. FAA's Air Traffic Organization (ATO) provides service to 2.9 million airline passengers and more than 45,000 flights. The area covered by the ATO is more than 29 million square miles of airspace. FAA allocated a budget of USD 4.16 billion to its Air Traffic Services (ATS) unit. Furthermore, in June 2019, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Boeing signed a ten-year agreement to modernize navigation, communication, and air traffic management/monitoring services for India. Growing expenditure on airport modernization and air traffic management propels market growth.

Expansion of New Airports to Boost Market Growth

An increase in air passenger travelers leads to increasing demand for commercial aircraft, which, in turn, may drive the market's growth. The development of new airports, especially in the Asia Pacific and the growing demand for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) boosts the market growth. Five international airports opened in Vietnam, Israel, China, Turkey, and the U.S. in 2019. Furthermore, the Indian government plans to build 100 airports by 2024 and allocate USD 23.7 billion in the financial year 2020-2021. Thus, increasing spending in the aviation sector across the globe boosts the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) market growth.


Issues Related to Hacking of Automatic Dependent Monitoring Systems Will Hamper the Market Growth

Several issues related to the hacking and spoofing of surveillance broadcast signals hamper the market's growth. Surveillance broadcast data streamed broadcast by transmitters are unencrypted; therefore, anyone at a receiver end can capture the data and decode it. The lack of authentication and encryption leaves the system-wide open, which, in turn, can cause attacks by hackers with malicious intent. Additionally, the pilots must rely on older systems such as very high-frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) to navigate if the hardware system fails. Therefore, hardware system failures and spoofing of data restraints the growth of the market.


By Component Analysis

Receiver Segment to Gain Momentum Because of its Ability to Receive Real-time Data

Based on the component, the market is segmented into transponder, receiver, antenna, and ground receivers. The receiver segment is estimated to hold the highest shares in 2020 and continue to grow with the highest CAGR during 2021-2028.  The receiver is an essential component in the automatic surveillance system as it receives real-time data from the flying aircraft and control units, thus driving the segment's growth.

The antenna segment is anticipated to show remarkable growth during the forecast period. This growth is due to increasing demand for automatic aircraft monitoring omnidirectional antennas that operate at 1090MHz. The antenna offered long-range performance for air-to-ground communication to pull signals from aircraft close to the surveillance broadcast station.

By Platform Analysis

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Commercial Aviation Segment Dominate the Market Due to Rising Commercial Aircraft Deliveries

Based on the platform, the market is classified into commercial aviation, business jets, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and helicopters.

The commercial aviation segment held the highest shares in 2020. The rising demand for commercial aircraft deliveries due to the increasing number of air travelers boosts the segmental growth. According to the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General’s Office report, 76% of commercial aircraft operators equipped their aircraft with ADS-B Out.

The helicopter segment will witness significant growth during 2021-2028. The growth is attributed to the growing installation of surveillance systems in helicopters worldwide. According to the JETNET reports, there were more than 3000 helicopters compliant with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast out by 2018. The UAV segment is anticipated to show significant growth during the forecast period. The rising demand for drones for military and commercial applications drives the market growth.

By Operation Analysis

Rising Deliveries of Aircraft Equipped with Surveillance Systems Out Will Boost the Market Growth

By operation, the market is divided into ADS-B in and out. The ADS-B Out segment held the highest shares in 2020. Growing deliveries of ADS-B Out-equipped aircraft drive the growth of the market. Aircraft equipped with surveillance systems provide improved Air Traffic Control (ATC) awareness in the airspace.

The automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast In segment is projected to show the highest growth during 2021-2028. It provides benefits such as enhancing situational awareness and improved traffic and weather data in international and domestic airspace.

By Application Analysis

Airborne Surveillance Dominated the Market Due to Installation of Automatic Direct Surveillance Systems in Aircraft to Improve Operational Efficiency

By application, the market is segmented into ATC surveillance, airborne surveillance, and others. The airborne surveillance segment held the highest shares in this market in 2020. An increased number of aircraft orders and mandatory installations of aircraft surveillance systems boosts the segmental growth.

The ATC surveillance segment will showcase significant growth during 2021-2028. It is used to increase terminal airspace capacity that helps flight schedule flexibility, reductions in-flight disruptions and delays, and flight path efficiency.

By End-Use Analysis

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Segment to Dominate Market Owing to Growing Deliveries of Air Crafts

By end-use, the market is classified into OEM and aftermarket. OEM segment held the highest shares in 2020. Growing deliveries of commercial aircraft, business jets, helicopters due to the rising number of air travelers propel the market growth. The aftermarket segment will witness moderate growth due to the repairing and replacement of hardware components such as ground stations, automatic direct surveillance-broadcast receivers, sensors, antennas, and others.


North America ADS-B Market Size, 2020 (USD Million)

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The market is segmented based on regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

North America dominated the automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast market share in 2020. Its market size stood at USD 295.5 million in 2020. The dominance of North America is due to the presence of the highest number of airports, a well-flourished aviation industry, and the highest number of air travelers. Furthermore, according to the FAA, all the aircraft must be equipped with the automatic surveillance-broadcast system from 1st January 2020 flying in the U.S.

The market in the Asia Pacific will grow with the highest CAGR owing to increasing air traffic, rising deliveries of passenger aircraft, and the number of airports. According to IATA, China will become the largest aviation passenger market by 2024 as it is building eight airports per year. The rapid expansion of the aviation sector and growing urbanization in China, India, South Korea, and others boost the Asia Pacific's market growth.

European Commission (EC) made it compulsory for airline operators to equip all the aircraft ADS-B Out avionics from 7th December 2020. In Europe, rising investments from countries such as the U.K., Germany, France, and others for airport infrastructure and air traffic management drives the market growth. Key players such as Garmin Ltd., Thales Group, Indra Sistemas S.A., and others propel the market's growth.

The rest of the world's market forecasting registers moderate growth. The growth is attributed to the government mandates for installing automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast systems in all aircraft in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and others. The presence of a large helicopter fleet across Brazil boosts the market growth across South America.


Key Players Introduce Advanced Aircraft Monitoring Solutions to Improve Operational Efficiency of ATC

The market is fragmented as many players are involved in the development of aircraft monitoring systems. Thales Group, Garmin Ltd, Honeywell International Inc., Collins Aerospace, and others were major players in 2020. In February 2021, Aireon signed an agreement with Avinor Air Navigation Services to deploy space-based solutions to monitor helicopter operations in the Bodo Oceanic Flight Information Region. In May 2021, uAvionix added ping200XR ADS-B OUT transponder for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) solutions.



  • September 2020 – China Eastern Airlines signed a contract with Thales Group to equip its B737 fleet with the NXT-800 DO-260B compliant transponders to meet the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) ADS-B Out mandate.

  • November 2020 – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) entered into a partnership with Aireon to explore innovative uses of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast across the entire air traffic management spectrum.


An Infographic Representation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Market

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The ADS-B market research report provides a detailed analysis of the market. It focuses on key aspects such as leading companies, different platforms, operations, components, and applications of the aircraft monitoring system. Besides this, the report offers insights into the market trends, competitive landscape and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the aforementioned factors, the report encompasses several factors that have contributed to the growth of the developed market in recent years.

Report Scope & Segmentation



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By Component

  • Transponder

  • Receiver

  • Antenna

  • Ground Receivers

By Platform

  • Commercial Aviation

  • Business Jets

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

  • Helicopters

By Operation

  • ADS-B In

  • ADS-B Out

By Application

  • ATC Surveillance

  • Airborne Surveillance

  • Others

By End-Use

  • OEM

  • Aftermarket

By Geography

  • North America (By Component, Platform, Operation, Application, End-Use, and Country)

    • U.S. (By Platform)

    • Canada (By Platform)

  • Europe (By Component, Platform, Operation, Application, End-Use, and Country)

    • U.K. (By Platform)

    • Germany (By Platform)

    • France (By Platform)

    • Russia (By Platform)

    • Rest of Europe (By Platform)

  • Asia-Pacific (By Component, Platform, Operation, Application, End-Use, and Country)

    • China (By Platform)

    • India (By Platform)

    • Japan (By Platform)

    • Australia (By Platform)

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific (By Platform)

  • Rest of the World (By Component, Platform, Operation, Application, End-Use, and Sub-Region)

    • Latin America (By Platform)

    • The Middle East and Africa (By Platform)

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the global market size was USD 847.9 million in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 2,877.5 million by 2028.

Registering a CAGR of 18.03%, the market will exhibit steady growth during the forecast period (2021-2028).

Commercial aviation in the platform segment is expected to lead this market during the forecast period due to growing deliveries of ADS-B-equipped aircraft.

Honeywell International, Inc. is the leading player in the global market.

North America dominated the market in terms of share in 2020.

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