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Aircraft Electrical System Market to Rise at 5.83% CAGR till 2027; Growing Adoption of Hybrid Electrical Systems in Combat Aircraft to Propel the Market

February 15, 2021 | Aerospace & Defense

The global aircraft electrical system market size is projected to reach USD 27.29 billion by 2027 owing to the increasing reliance on power conversion devices in airplanes, shares Fortune Business Insights™ in its report, titled “Aircraft Electrical System Market Size, Share & Covid-19 Impact Analysis, By Platform (Fixed-Wing and Rotary Wing), By Component (Generators, Conversion Devices, Distribution Devices, Battery Management Systems, and Others), By Application (Power Generation Management, Flight Control & Operation, Cabin System, Configuration Management, and Air Pressurization & Conditioning), By Technology (Conventional, Electric, and Others), By End User (OEM and Aftermarket) and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027”. The report states that the global market value in 2019 stood at USD 19.95 billion and the market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 5.83% from 2020 to 2027.

The COVID-19 pandemic has diminished the aircraft electrical system market growth prospects for 2020 and 2021 as travel bans, lockdowns, and economic downturn have severely contracted the demand for air travel. The aviation industry is undergoing unprecedented upheavals, with aerospace companies grappling with dramatic revenue losses due to delayed or canceled aircraft orders.

GE Aviation Joins Forces with Team Tempest to Advance Avionics Technologies

In July 2020, GE Aviation announced that it will be joining Team Tempest, a project by the UK Ministry of Defence, Rolls-Royce, MBDA UK, Leonardo UK, and BAE Systems. GE Aviation will now be part of this unique venture and will collaborate with other participants to develop future air combat concepts and associated technologies as well as work on the architectures and infrastructures required for avionics systems and electrical power for airplanes. The joining of GE is a significant step for the Team Tempest project as GE, being a pioneer in avionics technologies, brings additional expertise, experience, and intellectual property to the table.  

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Procurement of Fighter Jets by Developing Economies to Stimulate Market Growth

The leading developing economies of the world, such as India, Brazil, and Vietnam, have been aggressively expanding their fighter jet fleets to equip their air forces with the latest aviation technologies. For example, in July 2020, India completed the much-awaited deal with France to procure five new Rafale fighter jets, as tensions with China escalated. The purchase and induction of these advanced jets was aimed at modernizing the Indian Air Force’s obsolete, Soviet-era fleet of fighter jets. Similarly, in October 2020, Brazil confirmed its order with Saab, the Swedish aerospace behemoth, to procure its Gripen E fighter jets, choosing them over Dassault’s Rafale jets and Boeing’s F-18 Super Hornets. Like India, Brazil also intends to upgrade its air fleet with Saab’s fighter jets, which will be complemented by the induction of Brazil’s indigenously-built Embraer C-390 Millennium military transport jets. Thus, the strong intention displayed by emerging economies to modernize their air combat capabilities is creating huge opportunities for players in the market for aircraft electrical systems.

Key Players to Engage in Exciting Business Partnerships

Top players in this market are showing an increasing inclination to participate in joint ventures and enter into novel partnerships and collaborations. Such business partnerships are enabling companies to mutually benefit from each other’s technologies and market reach and further solidify market position. Moreover, companies are also exploring avenues to penetrate under-tapped markets across Asia, Africa, and South America to capitalize the growing demand for aircraft technologies in these regions, underpinned by steady economic development.

Industry Development:

  • July 2020: Astronics Corporation was awarded multiple contracts by Bell Textron Inc. to develop and advance its Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft programs. Bell aims at leveraging Astronics’ CorePower® airframe electrical generation and power distribution systems to enhance its FLRAA and FARA programs.

List of Key Players Covered in the Aircraft Electrical System Market Report:

  • Thales Group (France)

  • Radiant Power Corporation (The U.S.)

  • PBS Aerospace (The U.S.)

  • Meggitt (The U.K.)

  • Hartzell Engine Technologies (The U.S.)

  • Esterline Technologies (TRANSDIGM GROUP) (The U.S.)

  • Crane Aerospace & Electronics (The U.S.)

  • BAE Systems (The U.K.)

  • Astronics Corporation (The U.S.)

  • Ametek (The U.S.)

  • United Technologies Corporation (The U.S.)

  • Safran (France)

  • Pioneer Magnetics (The U.S.)

  • Nabtesco Corporation (Japan)

  • Honeywell International Inc. (The U.S.)

  • GE Aviation (The U.S.)

  • Eaglepicher Technologies, LLC (The U.S.)

  • Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (The U.S.)

  • Avionic Instruments, LLC (The U.S.)

  • Amphenol Corporation (The U.S.)

Further Report Findings:

  • North America is expected to lead the aircraft electrical system market share during the forecast period due to the strong presence of aerospace giants, such as Lockheed Martin and Honeywell, in the US and Canada. In 2019, the region’s market size stood at USD 8.41 billion.  

  • The fixed-wing segment is anticipated to expand at a healthy rate over the coming years owing to the rising demand for commercial aircraft from emerging economies such as India and China. This, in turn, will augment demand for aircraft electrical systems in the years to come.

Table of Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD billion)


By Platform

  • Fixed-Wing

    • Commercial Aviation

    • Military Aviation

    • Business & General Aviation

    • Fixed Wing UAVs

  • Rotary Wing

    • Civil Aviation

    • Military Aviation

    • General Aviation

    • Rotary Wing UAVs

By Component

  • Generators

    • Starter generator

    • Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)

    • Integrated Drive Generator (IDG)

    • Variable speed constant frequency (VSCF) generator

    • Generator Control Unit (GCU)

  • Conversion Devices

    • Inverter

    • Converter

    • Transformer Rectifier Unit (TRU)

  • Distribution Devices

    • Wires & cables

    • Connectors & connector accessories

    • Bus bars

  • Battery Management Systems

  • Others

By Application

  • Power Generation Management

  • Flight Control & Operation

  • Cabin System

  • Configuration Management

  • Air Pressurization & Conditioning

By Technology

  • Conventional

  • Electric

    • Hybrid electric

    • Fully electric

  • Others

By End-User

  • OEM

  • Aftermarket


By Geography

  • North America (By Platform, By Component, By Application, By Technology, By End User, and By Country)

    • The U.S.

    • Canada

  • Europe (By Platform, By Component, By Application, By Technology, By End User, and By Country)

    • The U.K.

    • Germany

    • France

    • Russia

    • Italy

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific (By Platform, By Component, By Application, By Technology, By End User, and By Country)

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • The Middle East (By Platform, By Component, By Application, By Technology, By End User, and By Country)

    • Saudi Arabia

    • Israel

    • Turkey

    • Rest of the Middle East  

  • Rest of the World (By Platform, By Component, By Application, By Technology, By End User, and By Country)

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Global Aircraft Electrical System Market
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  • 2016-2018
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