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Commercial and Military Flight Simulation - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 338492
  • Report
  • February 2022
  • Region: Global
  • 478 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • CAE, Inc.
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Cubic Corporation
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • HAVELSAN A.S.
  • Thales Group

Global Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market to Reach $5.8 Billion by 2024


Flight simulation plays a crucial role in developing and training modern aircraft. At the design stage, flight simulators facilitate optimization of ergonomic features of the man-machine system by offering various alternatives of the user-friendly object dynamics, controlling mechanism features, and data display highlights. When an aircraft is all set for its first flight, flight simulation is used for enhancing its operational efficiency and safety. Flight Simulation has evolved into an established technique that offers a true and vibrant demonstration of the behavior of an aircraft, while facilitating one or more operators, normally pilots, to interact with the simulation. Virtual reality, used for flight simulation, ensures real-time experience through 3D sound systems, high-degree of realism, and color environment. The objective of flight simulation is to provide the user of the system a visual feeling of being in an aircraft. The core of flight simulation lies in the creation of illusion, offering the pilot a real-life experience. The fidelity of the created illusion decides the limit for what can and cannot be achieved in terms of read-across to the realism. In short, fidelity decides the suitability of a simulator.

Simulator extends a low cost training alternative for pilot training programs that entails extremely low risk, when compared to training involving actual aircraft. Since the need for actual aircraft becomes invalid with simulator-based training, the costs involved in aircraft-based training in the field such as purchase of expensive training aircraft and associated fuel and maintenance costs become invalid. Furthermore, the risks involved in field training such as aircraft crash and related events such as loss of life and property, also become irrelevant with simulator-based training. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Commercial and Military Flight Simulation is projected to reach US$5.8 Billion by 2024, registering a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9% over the analysis period. The United States represents the largest regional market for Commercial and Military Flight Simulation, accounting for an estimated 45.5% share of the global total. The market is projected to reach US$2.8 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China is expected to spearhead growth and emerge as the fastest growing regional market with a CAGR of 5.8% over the analysis period.

Momentum in the flight simulation technologies market is expected to remain steady in the coming years. Widespread acceptance of virtual flight environment for commercial as well as military aircraft training purposes and rising need for cost effective pilot training programs are poised to accelerate the market momentum during the current decade. At the same time, increased spending in aerospace training vertical is likely to create robust opportunity for flight simulator market. Going forward, commercial and military aviation entities would continue to lean towards flight simulation technologies to leverage myriad benefits offered by these platforms such as end-to-end support to mission critical training programs, visual systems capable of offering near real world experience, and low operational costs. Furthermore, persistent need for flight handling and safety operations such as skill competency and situational awareness is also likely to augment market prospects.

Intensified R&D efforts in aerospace technology along with technological advancements leading to development of more sophisticated flight simulators with novel technologies such as AR/VR is likely to sustain market momentum in the coming years. More specifically, advancements in computing technology potentially result in integration of better motion and visual systems for enhanced smoothness and fidelity, while further improving simulation efficiency and reducing overall costs. Technology improvements in various forms such as sophisticated portable simulators, which extend the flexibility to be carried to the site while offering lesser time, and lesser CAPEX and OPEX, would in fact are likely to play progressive role in future growth of the market.

Select Competitors (Total 88 Featured) -

  • Alsim Flight Training Solutions
  • Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc.
  • CAE, Inc.
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Cubic Corporation
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • ELITE Simulation Solutions
  • FlightSafety International, Inc.
  • FRASCA International, Inc.
  • HAVELSAN A.S.
  • L3 Harris Technologies, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Thales Group
  • The Boeing Company
  • TRU Simulation + Training Inc.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • CAE, Inc.
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Cubic Corporation
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • HAVELSAN A.S.
  • Thales Group

I. METHODOLOGY


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Influencer Market Insights
  • World Market Trajectories
  • An Introduction to Commercial and Military Flight Simulation
  • Historical Perspective
  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation: Current Market Scenario and Outlook
  • Recent Market Activity
  • Ongoing COVID-19 Outbreak: A Brief Note on Impact Assessment of Flight Simulation Market
  • Flight Training Devices (FTD): The Largest Segment
  • Full Flight Simulators Remain Relevant
  • An Insight into the Development Phases of Full Flight Simulators
  • Surging Demand for Flight Training Services
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Strategic Alliances and Collaborations: Key Competitive Factors
  • L3Harris and CAE Dominate Military Simulators Market
  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation - Global Key Competitors Percentage Market Share in 2022 (E)
  • Competitive Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial for Players Worldwide in 2022 (E)
  • Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS

  • New Aircraft Models to Drive Growth
  • Commercial Aviation Emerges as Major End-Use Sector for Flight Simulation
  • Global Fleet of Commercial Aircraft (2017 & 2036) by Region (in Units)
  • Demand for Civil Aviation Pilots Set to Accelerate in the Future - An Indication of Opportunity in Store for Commercial Flight Simulation Market
  • Pilot Outlook: Number of Pilots for Years 2018E & 2030P
  • Regulatory Safety Compliance Drives Demand for Flight Simulators in the Commercial Aviation Sector Aviation Sector
  • Multi Crew Pilot Licensing Process to Support Demand for Simulators
  • Opportunities in Military Aviation Sector
  • Growth Drivers in a Nutshell
  • Rising Global Security Concerns Propel Growth of Military Flight Simulator
  • Review of Defense Budgets & Implications on Military Flight Simulation market
  • Top Countries with Military Spending in USD Billion: 2019
  • New Generation Aircraft Drive Demand for Flight Simulation Products & Services in Commercial & Military Aviation Sectors
  • Sophisticated Avionics Create New Opportunities for Flight Simulators
  • Technology Advancements Instigate Robust Market Momentum
  • Focus on Select Flight Simulator/Device Models
  • Select Technology Innovations
  • A Note on Importance of Flight Simulator Evaluation
  • Aviation Training Devices - A Review
  • Online Simulation Based Aviation Pilot Training Grows in Popularity
  • Simulator Manufacturers Expand into the Training Services Field to Expand Revenue Opportunities

4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE


III. MARKET ANALYSIS

UNITED STATES

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United States for 2022 (E)
  • North American Simulation Solutions Market
  • Despite Military Budget Cuts, Military Simulation Sees Steady Growth Prospects
  • Major Military Simulation Programs in the US
  • Synthetic Training and Simulation Gains Acceptance in Military Sector
  • US Air Force’s New Office to Test Hypersonic Technology and Directed Energy Weapons
  • Cyber Battle Laboratory of the US Army to Counter Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities
  • Testing Aircraft Survivability - The Various M&S Approaches
  • Importance of M&S for NATO
  • Industry Consolidation Gives Birth to New Contracting Process
  • FAA Proposes Overhaul of Flight Crew Training Programs
  • An Overview of the 2001 ATSA
  • Upgradation - Unavoidable at this Juncture
  • Aviation Industry Obsessed with Outsourcing Trend
  • US Commercial Full Flight Simulators Market (2018): Percentage Breakdown of Installed Base by End-User - Airlines, Flight Training Center, and Universities
  • Virtual and Constructive Training to Rule the Roost

CANADA

  • Market Scenario

JAPAN

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Japan for 2022 (E)

CHINA

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in China for 2022 (E)
  • Market Overview

EUROPE

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Europe for 2022 (E)
  • Market Overview
  • Military Synthetic Training and Simulation

FRANCE

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in France for 2022 (E)
  • Market Overview

GERMANY

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Germany for 2022 (E)
  • Market Brief

ITALY

UNITED KINGDOM

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United Kingdom for 2022 (E)
  • Military Simulators Market - An Overview

SPAIN

RUSSIA

  • Market Scenario

REST OF EUROPE

ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Asia-Pacific for 2022 (E)

AUSTRALIA

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Australia for 2022 (E)

INDIA

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in India for 2022 (E)

SOUTH KOREA


REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

LATIN AMERICA

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Latin America for 2022 (E)

ARGENTINA


BRAZIL


MEXICO


REST OF LATIN AMERICA

MIDDLE EAST

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Middle East for 2022 (E)

IRAN


ISRAEL


SAUDI ARABIA


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


REST OF MIDDLE EAST

AFRICA

  • Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Africa for 2022 (E)

IV. COMPETITION

  • Total Companies Profiled: 88
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Alsim Flight Training Solutions
  • Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc.
  • CAE, Inc.
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Cubic Corporation
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • ELITE Simulation Solutions
  • FlightSafety International, Inc.
  • FRASCA International, Inc.
  • HAVELSAN A.S.
  • L3 Harris Technologies, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Thales Group
  • The Boeing Company
  • TRU Simulation + Training Inc.
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown