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Aircraft Antenna Market by End-User (General Aviation, Commercial, and Military), Application (Communication and Navigation & Surveillance), Frequency Band (VHF & UHF Band, Ka/Ku/K Band, HF Band, X Band, C Band), Region - Global Forecast to 2027

Published: January, 2022
ID: 9179
Pages: 175

Aircraft Antenna Market Share and Growth 2026

The Aircraft Antenna Market was estimated to be USD xx million in 2021, and with a CAGR of xx%, it is expected to reach USD xx million by 2026.

Aircraft antennas are used by aircraft to navigate using radio frequencies and communicate with traffic control or other planes. There are several sizes and types of aircraft antennas designed for different frequencies. Communication and navigation is the main application of aircraft antennas. Other antennas may also have their own set of specifications for aircraft avionics. Since the location of the receiving station is not fixed, the signal generated by the antenna must be omnidirectional. Aircraft antennas are usually mounted on the top or bottom of the plane. In addition, in recent years, there has been a significant impression of the adoption of aircraft antennas in military drones to optimally carry out search and rescue operations.

Recent Developments and Trends

In August 2018, Chinese military and government agencies used birds like drones called pigeons with GPS antennas to track citizens in the region.

In May 2018, the Wayne Municipality Fire Department in Indiana used drones to launch life jackets to citizens about to drown.

In March 2018, Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and APSATCOM (APT Mobile Satcom Limited) collaborated to develop the Extreme Throughput Satellite (XTS) service through the APSTAR-6D satellite.

Boeing Phantom Works introduced a low-profile flat electronic direction antenna for high-speed data on military aircraft.

October 2018: SD Avionics partnered with QEST to develop a flat sour antenna for small planes. The system is likely to be compatible with synchronous terrestrial satellite networks operating at different frequencies and with satellites in lower orbits.

Market Growth:

The growing demand for durable and efficient aircraft antennas and the increasing number of aircraft shipments are presumed to drive the growth of the global aircraft antenna market during the forecast period.


It is suggested that the greater adoption of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) due to the significant adoption of public safety is one of the main reasons for the growth of the global aircraft antennas market. Also, as the number of airlines in economic growth countries such as Asia-Pacific and South America increases, the global demand for aircraft antennas is expected to grow. The development of next-generation aircraft for commercial, military and general aviation is driving the need for antennas of smaller size, higher gain and bandwidth. For example, as the demand for better connectivity with commercial aircraft increases, Ku/Ka-band antennas have been installed to support the SATCOM solution. 

The increase in passenger traffic in the commercial aviation industry and the need for separate encrypted channels for military sector communications (for both manned and unmanned platforms) is driving investment in the development of advanced antennas that provide a wide range of Big and safe band. The aircraft antenna business is fragmented with many players in the market that offer different antennas in different frequency ranges of various shapes and sizes.


However, the manufacturing cost of aircraft antennas is high, which may suppress market growth.

Aircraft Antenna Market Segmentation:

The global aircraft antennas industry can be divided into based on frequency bands, end-users and applications.

Depending on the application, the global market for aircraft antennas can be divided into communication, and navigation and surveillance. It is estimated that the navigation and surveillance sector has the largest market share in the market in 2018, whose growth can be attributed to increased bandwidth and high-frequency use for aircraft in navigation and surveillance. The sector is also predicted to expand with a considerable growth rate in the coming years.

According to end-users, the aircraft antennas market can be divided into general aviation, commercial and military sectors. Of these, the military segment accounts for the prominent share and is likely to progress with the highest CAGR in the forecast period. The increasing investments from governments, along with the rise in terrorist activities around the world, fuel the expansion in the military sector.

Depending on the frequency band, the global market for aircraft antennas can be divided into VHF and UHF, Ka/Ku/ K, HF, X, C, and many other types depending on the type of antenna.

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the global market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. 

North America aircraft antennas market is expected to be one of the largest markets during the forecast period. The Asia-Pacific aircraft antennas market is predicted to grow at a higher CAGR over the same period. This is due to the increase in passenger air traffic and the increased demand for new commercial aircraft. The Asia-Pacific region is achieving unprecedented long-term growth in the field of commercial aviation, backed by a series of aircraft that will be delivered to aircraft carriers in the region in the future. This growing aviation sector helps airlines improve their regional/national connectivity to support a wide range of industries such as tourism, commerce and more.

Top Leading Company

Cobham plc currently offers communications and navigation antennas for most Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with the largest market share in the commercial sector.

Key Players

The main players in the aircraft antenna market are Antcom Corporation, The Boeing Company, Honeywell International Inc., Sensor Systems Inc, RAMI Aviation, AZIMUT, CMC Electronics Inc., Cobham plc, L3 Harris Technologies, Inc. and HR Smith Group

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                         

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints  

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

   4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                            

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                                5.1.2 Products/Service  

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence               

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

  6.1 Aircraft Antenna Market, By Frequency Band                             

                                6.1.1 VHF & UHF Band   

                                6.1.2 Ka/Ku/K Band        

                                6.1.3 HF Band    

                                6.1.4 X Band      

                                6.1.5 C Band      

   6.1.6 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.1.7 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.8 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.2 Aircraft Antenna Market, By End-User                           

                                6.2.1 General Aviation  

                                6.2.2 Commercial            

                                6.2.3 Military     

       6.2.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.2.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.2.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.3 Aircraft Antenna Market, By Application                       

                                6.3.1 Communication    

                                6.3.2 Navigation & Surveillance 

       6.3.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.3.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.3.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

 7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region     

 7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)                            

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Frequency Band             

                                7.2.3 By End-User           

                                7.2.4 By Application        

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Frequency Band             

                                7.3.3 By End-User           

                                7.3.4 By Application        

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Frequency Band             

                                7.4.3 By End-User           

                                7.4.4 By Application        

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Frequency Band             

                                7.5.3 By End-User           

                                7.5.4 By Application        

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Frequency Band             

                                7.6.3 By End-User           

                                7.6.4 By Application        

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 Honeywell International Inc.                               

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service  

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 The Boeing Company                             

                8.3 L3 Harris Technologies, Inc.                  

                8.4 Antcom Corporation                               

                8.5 Sensor Systems Inc.                

                8.6 Cobham PLC                               

                8.7 CMC Electronics Inc.               

                8.8 HR Smith Group                        

                8.9 RAMI Aviation                           

                8.10 AZIMUT                     

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   


  1. Global Aircraft Antenna Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Aircraft Antenna Market By End-User, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global General Aviation Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Commercial Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Military Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Aircraft Antenna Market By Application, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Communication Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Navigation and Surveillance Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Aircraft Antenna Market By Frequency, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global VHF & UHF Band Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Ka/Ku/K Band Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global HF Band Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global X Band Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global C Band Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )

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