The need for safety systems has been an integral aspect since the advent of flights. They ensure the safe escape of pilots from any malfunctioning or damaged aircraft. The conventional escape systems consisted of only a recovery parachute. During the Second World War, the aircraft performances rapidly increased, which necessitated the escape systems for the crew to be equally fast. This led to the development of ejector seats. The traditional ejection seats were powered by a propellant-driven catapult.
The analysts forecast the global aircraft ejection seats market to grow at a CAGR of 4.42% during the period 2016-2020.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global aircraft ejection seats market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated in the overall market from the procurement of new ejection seats for new aircraft and from the funding for sustainment and modernization of existing ejection seats.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
The report, Global Aircraft Ejection Seats 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.
- NPP Zvezda
- UTC Aerospace Systems
- Modernization of aircraft fleet
- Injuries sustained during ejection
- Application of ejection seats in combat helicopters and light commercial aircraft
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
- Key takeaways
- Research methodology
- Economic indicators
- Key market highlights
- Market overview
- Market size and forecast
- Five forces analysis
PART 07: Market segmentation
- Global aircraft ejection market segmentation by application
- Global combat aircraft ejection seats market
- Global training aircraft ejection seats market
- Global ejection seats market for other aircraft
- Global aircraft ejection seats market segmentation by geography
- Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015-2020
- Aircraft ejection seat market in Americas
- Aircraft ejection seat market in EMEA
- Aircraft ejection seat market in APAC
- Global aircraft ejection market segmentation by product
PART 10: Market drivers
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
- NPP Zvezda (Zvezda)
- UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS)
- List of abbreviations
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 01: Product offerings
Exhibit 02: Key takeaways of global aircraft ejection seats market
Exhibit 03: Global aircraft ejection seat: Market segmentation
Exhibit 04: Global aircraft ejection seats market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 05: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 06: Global aircraft ejection seat market value chain system
Exhibit 07: Steps for proper maintenance and repair requirements for aircraft ejection seats
Exhibit 08: Market segmentation by application
Exhibit 09: Market share by type in 2015-2020
Exhibit 10: Market segmentation by revenue ($ millions)
Exhibit 11: Global combat aircraft ejection seats market ($ millions)
Exhibit 12: Leading combat aircraft in service 2015
Exhibit 13: Global training aircraft ejection seats market ($ millions)
Exhibit 14: Global ejection seats market for other aircraft ($ millions)
Exhibit 15: Market share by geography in 2015-2020
Exhibit 16: Market segmentation by revenue ($ millions)
Exhibit 17: Aircraft ejection seats market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 18: Aircraft ejection seats market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 19: Aircraft ejection seats market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 20: Market segmentation by product 2015
Exhibit 21: Key leading countries
Exhibit 22: Future military aircraft under development
Exhibit 23: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 24: Effects of defense budget cuts
Exhibit 25: The US defense budget and military expenditure (% of GDP)
Exhibit 26: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 27: Recent patents for ejection seats from 2011-2015
Exhibit 28: Key competitors: Market share 2015
Exhibit 29: Major competitors: Benchmarking
Exhibit 30: Martin-Baker: Product segmentation
Exhibit 31: Martin-Baker: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 32: Martin-Baker: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
Exhibit 33: Zvezda: Aircraft ejection seats and applications
Exhibit 34: SEMMB: Product segmentation
Exhibit 35: UTAS: Product segmentation
The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global aircraft ejection seats market: Martin-Baker, NPP Zvezda, SEMMB, and UTC Aerospace Systems.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “Technological advancements in ejection seat will be a key trend for market growth. Several new developments have been made in the designs of aircraft ejection seats to improve the safety of pilots. While the seat is ejected, the maximum gain can be achieved by increasing the trajectory height in a favorable direction and speeding up the parachute activation after ejection. Martin-Baker develops ejection seats with multi-tube rocket packs designed to fit neatly in the small space available between the bottom of the seat bucket and the cockpit floor. This gives more thrust of the ejection catapult and increases the trajectory to provide more time for the parachute to open.”
According to the report, increasing adoption and development of two-seater fighter jets will be a key driver for market growth. The two-seat variants of fighter jets are being developed across the globe, which will increase the growth and demand for ejection seats. For instance, China and Pakistan are jointly developing a two-seater variant of the JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2016. Also, India has developed a prototype of LCA Tejas, which is a two-seater lightweight fighter jet, and the development of 126 such jets is expected to be completed in the next five years. Also, several new models like Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, and Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet Carrier-Based Strike Fighter are also available with two-seats. In 2010, India signed a $11 billion deal with Russia to develop the HAL-Sukhoi Perspective Multi-Role Fighter, a two-seater derivative of the single-seater Russian PAK FA T-50 fifth-generation fighter prototype. This flight is expected to be introduced in the Indian Air Force by 2022. Hence, the increasing adoption of two-seater fighter jets could significantly increase the demand for ejection seats.
Further, the report states that the US is one of the major markets for aircraft ejection seats. However, over the past decade, the US has been reducing its defense procurement budget gradually, which has significantly challenged the ejection seat manufacturers. The procurement budget for the US Air Force’s aircraft was reduced by 12% to $13.9 billion compared with $15.8 billion in the previous year. This also includes the cutback of 45 new F-35 jets. Martin-Baker that supplies the ejection seats for these aircraft faced the significant impact of such decisions. Also, in February 2016, the US reduced its aviation procurement by 7.2% to $45.3 billion for FY2017.
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.