Helicopter FCS is an integral part of a helicopter, and it is used to operate, control, and monitor the flight without the continuous supervision of the pilot. They can be mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems that automate a wide variety of in-flight tasks.
They also reduce the aircraft weight and information-management workload, save power, allow easier interaction with air traffic control systems to avoid accidents, reduce overall operating costs, and speed up the training of novice pilots. They play a critical role in enhancing the situational awareness and safety of both the pilot and the aircraft.
The analysts forecast the Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) Market to grow at a CAGR of 2.4% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) Market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated in the overall market.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
The report, Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
- UTC Aerospace
- Introduction of automatic FCS
- Defense budget cuts
- Shift toward FBW control systems
Key questions answered in this report
- What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
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- Market overview
- Top-vendor offerings
- Research methodology
- Economic indicators
- Key market highlights
- Market overview
- Market size and forecast
- Five forces analysis
PART 07: Global aerospace and defense value chain system
PART 08: Market segmentation by application
- Market share by helicopter application
- Global civil helicopter FCS market
- Global military helicopter FCS market
- Market segmentation by region
- Helicopter FCS market in EMEA
- Helicopter FCS market in the Americas
- Helicopter FCS market in APAC
PART 11: Impact of drivers
PART 12: Market challenges
PART 13: Impact of drivers and challenges
PART 14: Market trends
PART 15: Vendor landscape
- Competitive scenario
- UTC Aerospace Systems
- Key vendors: Recent developments
- List of abbreviations
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 01: Product offerings
Exhibit 02: Segmentation of global FCS
Exhibit 03: Global helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 04: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 05: Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
Exhibit 06: Global aerospace and defense value chain system
Exhibit 07: Segmentation of global helicopter FCS market by application 2015
Exhibit 08: Segmentation of global helicopter FCS market by application 2020
Exhibit 09: Segmentation of global helicopter FCS market by revenue 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 10: Segmentation of global helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 (% share)
Exhibit 11: Global civil helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 12: Global military helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 13: Market share by geography 2015
Exhibit 14: Market share by geography 2020
Exhibit 15: Geographical segmentation of global helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 16: Geographic segmentation of global helicopter FCS market 2015-2020 (% share)
Exhibit 17: Helicopter FCS market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 18: Helicopter FCS market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 19: Helicopter FCS market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 20: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 21: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 22: List of vendors in the global helicopter FCS market
Exhibit 23: Key testing applications
Exhibit 24: Moog: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
Exhibit 25: Moog: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
Exhibit 26: Moog: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
Exhibit 27: UTC Aerospace Systems: Key capabilities
Exhibit 28: Woodward: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 29: Woodward: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
Exhibit 30: Woodward: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems (FCS) Market: Liebherr, Moog, Sagem, UTC Aerospace Systems, and Woodward.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “A trend that will propel market growth is the shift towards the fly-by-wire or FBW control systems. The mechanical and hydro-mechanical FCS are generally heavy. Their flight control cables require proper channeling through the aircraft by tension wires, systems of pulleys, hydraulic pipes, and cranks. Considering all the issues in mechanical, hydraulic, and electromechanical FCS, further technological advancements have paved the way for FBW technology. This system replaces the conventional manual flight controls of an aircraft with an electronic interface. This advanced FCS stabilizes the aircraft without the input from the pilot. It features a flight computer that analyses the pilot's control activities and sends electric signals to the flight control surface actuators without any mechanical linkage.”
According to the report, a key growth driver is the introduction of automatic flight control systems. The introduction of automatic flight control systems (AFCS) has not only improved aircraft stability and handling but also enabled automation of flight in certain parts of missions, thus reducing the workload of the crew. They are equipped with sensors that monitor internal conditions (engine controls, total load, and flight speed) as well as external conditions (airspeed, altitude, and navigational information) of a helicopter. The autopilot system enables functions like point-to-point navigation and automatic tracking of instrument landing system (ILS), which help in efficient and safer landing operations. Artificial feel system controls most of the automatic FCS. These advanced systems prevent any unauthorized pilot or potential hijacker from controlling an aircraft.
Further, the report states that one challenge that could hamper market growth is defense budget cuts.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.