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The global aircraft cabin interior market size was USD 27.06 billion in the year 2019 and is projected to reach USD 35.36 billion by the year 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 11.8% during the forecast period.
The aircraft cabin interior is an important aspect in any aircraft, providing passengers a secure, comfortable, and more aesthetically pleasing environment at high altitudes. Most of the time, at higher altitudes, passengers may feel insecure or uncomfortable, which results in the worst travel experience. Therefore, to enhance the passenger’s travel experience and passenger comfort, airline operators are involved mainly in the modernization of this cabin interior. It consists of a variety of components and systems, such as cabin seats, windows, galley, in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems, lavatory, aircraft interior panels, storage bins, cabin lighting, and others.
The increase in the need to improve the passenger travel experience by providing secure and comfortable surroundings at high altitude and the rise in commercial aircraft deliveries are likely to propel the market growth of commercial aircraft cabin interior. Also, retrofitting of interior products as a part of the modernization of the cabin interior program is further driving the growth of the market during the forecast period.
The rise in demand for advanced aircraft systems and components such as LED cabin lights, wireless in-flight entertainment system & connectivity, and comfortable lightweight cushion structures are expected to create ample opportunities for the growth of this market in the near future.
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Reconfiguration of cabin designs to act as a market booster
Aircraft cabin interior market is majorly driven by the OEMs and cabin designers to innovate new technologies to enhance passenger comfort, not only limited to safety but more towards green aviation. In the year 2019, various innovation and hardware technologies are emerging for the design and development of cabin interiors, such as cabin storage concept, Active Noise Control technology, seat automation, and air filtration system, among others. Also, the development of new materials and components for different these systems are the emerging trends in this market.
The smart cabin concept introduced by Boeing is to transform the aircraft cabin technologies into an internet of things (IoT) for the crew members. The layout and the functionality of the smart cabin are following the path of the smart home, wherein the smart cabin will digitally manage all the components. The smart cabin will be introduced with features such as voice commands to operate cabin lighting, seating, and even lavatories. The smart cabin will be an integrated system with analytical solutions to assist crew and airlines in improving accuracy in-cabin efficiency.
The advanced galley and lavatory configuration developed by Airbus, the Space-Flex galley, and lavatory provide the efficient use of space on narrow-body aircraft. In addition, the Space-Flex have reduced mobility feature that can allow the passenger to transfer the wheelchair into the toilet seats via tie-up seat that fixed inside the lavatory. Moreover, the new cabin interior systems are enhancing passenger safety and comfort as they are designed with specific regulations and standards. Such advanced technology solutions within the cabin will provide individually tailored, personalized, and high-quality inflight services to the passengers. This technology will enhance the passenger travel experience during air travel. This growing trend and adoption of ambient cabin lighting and automated seat adjustment in aircraft seating are expected to drive this market during the forecast period.
Modernization and Upgradation of Commercial Aircraft Cabin Interior Designs Are Supporting the Growth of the Market
According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the introduction of low-cost airlines has significantly altered the world air transport dynamics, with low-cost carriers having estimated to transport 1.3 billion passengers in 2018. An increase in the demand for aircraft interior refurbishment and space optimization from low-cost carriers and regional airlines is supporting the growth of this market. Commercial airlines upgrade aircraft seating configuration to add extra seats in the premium economy class and redesign aircraft cabin to manage the extra leg space provided to the first class and business class cabin to maximize their revenues. Moreover, various airline companies are attracting passengers by providing advanced cabin interiors such as reconfigurable seats, mood lighting, advanced galley, in-flight entertainment, and internet connectivity to premium economy class passengers similar to first and business class. These facilities help aircraft operators to maximize the revenue per trip, as the demand for premium economy seats has increased from the past few years. Therefore, the rise in air passenger traffic and aircraft deliveries is driving the market during the forecast period.
The aircraft cabin interior systems have defined life span, depending upon the aircraft type, interior systems, and components. Therefore, the timely replacement, repair, modernization and components are needed to avoid uncertainty in the air. These are the key factors for the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Growing demand for Short-Haul Flights and Regional Aviation Transport is propelling the market growth
According to the Boeing Commercial Market Outlook and Airbus Market Forecast, 2019, it’s anticipated that by the next decade, global demand for air travel will have increase significantly. It has been estimated that around 200 million people are expected to enter the middle class worldwide, which will facilitate the growth of this market for these cabin interiors . An increase in revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) will gradually exceed the annual expansion of gross domestic product (GDP), specifically in countries, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific region.
In 2019, there is an approximately 27,492 aircraft globally; this is expected to increase by 11,600 aircraft by 2029, taking the total fleet to 39,175. Moreover, it is anticipated that between 2019 and 2024, the fleet will grow annually around 3.9% to 3.3% for the next five years. This decline in the in-service fleet will create demand for new aircraft across the globe, which, in turn, would drive the aircraft cabin interior market growth in the coming years.
Stringent aviation regulations and Delay in Certifications are affecting the growth of the market
Safety and weight are two important factors that are taken into consideration while designing the aircraft interior system and components. The conventional material and component which are used in the development of this system can increase the weight burden on the aircraft. Therefore, to avoid accidents and improve passenger safety, the worldwide authorized bodies set some regulation that includes the 16G seat standards that enhance the protection against head injury. Moreover, utilization of fire-retardant materials and enhanced test standards for the galleys, seats, ceilings, partitions, airframes, and stowage bins, among other components, is weighing on the product development cost. Stringent aviation regulations increase the production cost of these interiors manufacturers. The increased production cost and raw material cost is anticipated to hamper the market growth. However, the use of composite materials and additive manufacturing techniques for the development of aircraft interior parts is estimated to reduce the overall cost of production, and thereby create new growth opportunities for the OEMs.
The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus to Hamper the Future Spending on Aircraft Cabin Interiors
The outbreak of novel coronavirus affects the aviation industry that results in a revenue loss of USD 27.8 billion in 2020 for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region. Moreover, most of the manufacturing units are close for a certain time period. This will affect future spending on the modernization of the new fleet as well as the up-gradation of the old fleet for quite some time. For instance, Safran has closed its all manufacturing units across more than 20 Chinese cities owing to lockdown in China. Also, an aviation giant, Airbus completion center for its A320 and A330 models in Tianjin, was closed for a short period.
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Growing Need to Enhance the Quality of Travel Experience and increase in long haul flight is driving the growth of the segment
Based on the product type, the market is classified into seats, cabin lightning, windows and windshields, galley and lavatory, in-flight entertainment & connectivity (IFEC), and others, and the other segment includes the stowage bins and interior panels among others. The aircraft seat segment is estimated to hold a significant market share in 2019. The aircraft seating segment dominates the market owing to the increased demand for comfortable, connected, and reconfigurable seat configuration from all aircraft classes.
The in-flight entertainment & connectivity system segment is expected to grow with high market growth. The growth is attributed to the increased adoption of the IFEC system to enhance the passenger travel experience. The IFEC system provides high-speed internet access, E-shopping, E-retail that support to enhance the passenger travel experience during long-haul flights.
Increase in the demand of premium economy class seats from airlines is supporting the market growth
On the basis of class, the market is segmented into first class, business class, premium economy class, and economy class. In 2019, the business class segment was projected to be the largest segment of this market, owing to the increasing demand for more passenger comfort and advanced features such as comfortable seats, mood lighting, advanced galley, and stowage bins among others.
Among all classes, premium economy class witness the highest growth during the forecast period. This fastest growth is attributed to the rising demand for premium economy seats by the passenger as the business class tickets are expensive compare to the premium economy class seats.
Growing Deliveries of Airbus A320 Wide-Body Aircraft Series is driving the growth of the narrow-body segment in the market
By aircraft type, the market is classified into a narrow-body aircraft, wide-body aircraft, business jets, and regional transport aircraft. In 2019, the wide-body aircraft segment was anticipated to grow with the fastest CAGR owing to the increase in the production of wide-body aircraft for long-haul air travel. The good cabin interior can enhance passenger safety and comfort at high altitudes, which improves their overall travel experience.
For instance, Boeing has expected the delivery of 9,180 wide-body aircraft by 2037, which is increased compared to 4,290 wide-body aircraft delivery in 2017.
Growing Commercial Aircraft Deliveries is driving the OEM segment market growth
Based on the end user, the aircraft cabin interior market is bifurcated into OEM and aftermarket. Among these two, the OEM segment is witnesses high growth during the forecast period. This fastest growth is due to the rising demand for aircraft across the globe. Therefore, the growing aircraft deliveries are supporting the growth of the OEM segment in the market.
The aftermarket segment is expected to have a large market share in the year 2019. This large share is due to the increased modernization of these systems, retrofitting of interior cabin components and MRO services by utilizing new materials and design infrastructures.
North America Aircraft Cabin Interior Market Size, 2019 (USD Billion)
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The analysis based on our research methodology indicates North America is witnessed to hold the largest share in this market. The large share in this region is attributed to the presence of the multiple numbers of key players involved in the market.
Based on our market research study, Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. This growth is due to the significant rise in commercial aircraft deliveries in developing countries such as India and China. The region is expected to witness long-term growth in this market. Moreover, the Middle East region is expected to grow at a moderate growth rate, owing to a large number of air passengers in this region. Furthermore, the rising investment in the tourism sector and MRO services in the region are expected to drive the market in the Middle East.
Increased Investment on the Research and Development Activities Along with Strategic Acquisition and Collaborations, To Sustain in The Market
The competition landscape of the aircraft cabin interior market depicts the domination of selected players such as Safran, Collins Aerospace, Honeywell International Inc., Panasonic Avionics corporation, and RECARO Holding GmbH. A diversified type portfolio of aircraft cabins interior solutions, along with increased investment in R&D and strategic acquisition, are prominent factors responsible for the dominance of these companies. Manufacturers are adopting organic and inorganic growth strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, a product launch, entering into a long-term contract with airlines, and building long term relationships with OEMs.
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Value (USD Billion)
By Aircraft Type
By End User
In 2019, the global market was USD 27.06 billion, and it is anticipated to reach USD 35.36 billion by 2027, growing at a stellar CAGR of 11.8% during the forecast period (2020-2027).
In the market, IFEC, wide-body aircraft type, business class, and OEM end users are the leading segments.
Some of the driving factors for the market are the increase in demand for the IFEC system to enhance the travel experience and modernization of these systems and components in existing commercial aircraft to improve passenger safety.
In the market, some of the key players are Safran, Collins Aerospace, Honeywell International Inc., Panasonic Corporation, and RECARO Holding GmbH. These players are focusing on the design of aircraft interior systems and components such as aircraft lighting, seats, galley, lavatory, IFEC, and stowage bins, among others.
In the market, the key players are mainly focusing on establishing a strong supply chain network in high growth regions such as Asia-Pacific. The key players also involved in strategic acquisition and collaboration, along with high investment for the development of innovative aircraft interior systems and components.
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