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Commercial Airport Lighting Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • ID: 4534308
  • Report
  • October 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 111 Pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • Abacus Lighting Limited
  • ADB Safegate
  • Astronics Corporation
  • atg airports limited
  • Eaton Corporation
  • OCEM Airfield Technology

The commercial airport lighting market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 4.3% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026).

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the passenger traffic handled by the airports has witnessed a decline of more than 50%. This has significantly affected the revenues of the airport operators, thereby it is anticipated to slow down the investments towards modernization of the airport lighting systems. This is anticipated to affect the growth of the market in the short term.

The growth of the commercial airport lighting market is propelled by the construction of new airports and modernization of the existing airport infrastructure around the world, in order to cater to the increasing passenger traffic.

The increasing emphasis on decreasing energy consumption and reducing carbon emissions in airports is shifting the focus of the airport operators from the use of conventional incandescent lights to solar power LEDs in airports. This is expected to accelerate the growth of the commercial airport lighting market during the forecast period.

Key Market Trends

Construction of New Airports will Generate Demand for New Airport Lighting Systems

Prior to the outbreak of the pandemic, air passenger traffic was growing at an alarming rate with several existing airports operating at their full capacity. The global air passenger traffic increased from about 3.57 billion in 2015 to about 4.5 billion in 2019. With future growth in view, several governments allocated funds for new airports to improve connectivity as well as reduce pressure on the major airports. China plans to open over 30 new civil airports and is targeting a 43% increase in civil aviation capacity under the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25). Airports that mainly serve as bases for regional airlines will be targeted during the next five years with construction plans in third-tier cities such as Shuozhou in North China's Shanxi Province, Jiaxing in East China's Zhejiang Province, Ruijin in East China's Jiangxi Province, and Aral in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. CAAC also raised the subsidy standards by 40% to airports located in places where ground traffic is poor. India is also rapidly growing its civil aviation with the construction of new small airports under the UDAN scheme. Since the start of UDAN, 43 airports have started operations. Four of these commenced in 2019-20. Earlier in 2020, India’s Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs announced that 100 additional airports will be developed in the country by 2024. Likewise, new airports are also being constructed in the Middle-East and Africa, and the Europe. Such developments over the next decade will generate demand for all types of airport lights and will drive the market growth.

Asia-Pacific to Experience the Fastest Growth in the Coming Years

Currently, Asia-Pacific has the largest market share, and it is expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period. The construction of new airports and modernization of the existing airports are expected to generate demand for new and innovative lighting systems in this region. China is currently the largest aviation market in 2020 in terms of passenger traffic. A similar surge in passenger traffic in various countries like India, Indonesia, and Australia, among others is expected to increase the investments towards expanding their existing aircraft infrastructure and construction of new airports in the countries. This is expected to drive the growth of the commercial airport lighting market in the region during the forecast period. Also, the airports in the region are changing their existing lights with new lighting systems to conserve their energy and carbon emissions. In this regard, as of July 2021, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad completed the conversion of 98% of its Airside lighting (Airfield signage, taxiway centerline lights, runway lights) with energy-efficient LED lighting. Similarly, Honeywell was selected to upgrade the airfield lighting control and monitoring systems at Incheon International Airport enhance passenger service and streamline airport operations as part of ongoing improvement project. The project is scheduled to be completed in October 2022. Such initiatives in this region may propel the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The commercial airport lighting market is fragmented, with the presence of many players. Some of the prominent players in the market are ADB Safegate, TKH Group NV (TKH Airport Solutions), OCEM Energy Technology, Eaton Corporation, Astronics Corporation, and Philips. With the increased implementation of efficient LED-based airfield lighting in place of incandescent lighting, companies are also exploring new wireless or contactless power concepts that minimize the installation and maintenance challenges. Also, investments in lighting with built-in intelligence, which enables the retrieval of data and performance prediction, in turn, allowing more preventive maintenance, can give the market players a competitive advantage over their competitors.

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  • Abacus Lighting Limited
  • ADB Safegate
  • Astronics Corporation
  • atg airports limited
  • Eaton Corporation
  • OCEM Airfield Technology

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD billion)
5.1 Usage
5.1.1 Terminal Side
5.1.2 Ground Side
5.1.3 Airside VASI and PAPI Wind Cones Runway Edge and End Lights ALS
5.2 Application
5.2.1 Runway Lights
5.2.2 Taxiway Lights
5.2.3 Indoor Lights
5.2.4 Ground Guidance Lights
5.2.5 Obstruction Lights
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.2 Europe United Kingdom France Germany Italy Switzerland Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific India China Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Latin America Brazil Rest of Latin America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Qatar Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 ADB Safegate
6.2.2 Honeywell International Inc.
6.2.3 TKH Group NV (TKH Airport Solutions)
6.2.4 OCEM Airfield Technology
6.2.5 Airsafe Airport Equipment Co. Ltd
6.2.6 Eaton Corporation
6.2.7 Youyang Airport Lighting Equipment Inc.
6.2.8 atg airports limited
6.2.9 Astronics Corporation
6.2.10 Abacus Lighting Limited
6.2.11 Signify Netherlands B.V. (Philips)
6.2.12 Siemens AG
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • ADB Safegate
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • TKH Group NV (TKH Airport Solutions)
  • OCEM Airfield Technology
  • Airsafe Airport Equipment Co. Ltd
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Youyang Airport Lighting Equipment Inc.
  • atg airports limited
  • Astronics Corporation
  • Abacus Lighting Limited
  • Signify Netherlands B.V. (Philips)
  • Siemens AG
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