Transparency is commonly known as a view sheet or view chart. It is a coating that is made on the window of an airplane or helicopter to get a better view. There are different players in the aircraft transparencies market, which provide aircraft and helicopter manufacturers with state-of-the-art design transparencies.
Aircraft transparencies include transparent windows, windshields, canopies, and other interiors used in aircraft construction. The growth of the aerospace industries in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions has a direct influence on the demand for aircraft transparencies. The excellent mechanical and thermal properties of polycarbonate rugged transparency material are expected to accelerate the growth of the global aircraft transparency market in the coming years.
The global aircraft transparencies market is supposed to expand from USD 1.4 billion in 2020 to USD 2.5 billion in 2026, with a CAGR of 4.3% over the foreseen period from 2021 to 2026.
Increasing aircraft deliveries is a major factor in the growth of the worldwide aircraft transparency market. This growth in aircraft deliveries can be attributed to growing demand from the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions. Since aircraft transparencies are used on airplanes, an increase in aircraft deliveries is likely to boost the market for aircraft transparencies.
In May 2019, PPG Aerospace, a leading global supplier of paints, coatings and specialty materials, developed an advanced materials solution to provide aircraft windows with enhanced protection against ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB) and visible blue at high energy (HEVBLUE). This development avoids the exposure of aircraft passengers and crew to harmful ultraviolet radiation.
In October 2018, GKN Aerospace implemented a hydrophobic coating for Airbus cabin windows. This hydrophobic coating helped eliminate in-flight/ground rain.
In February 2018, PPG Industries obtained a contract from Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (United States) company, to manufacture the windshield for the Bell 525 commercial helicopter.
In January 2017, Texstars developed flight-rated windshield and windshield transparencies for KF-X tandem and single-purpose advanced multi-purpose combat aircraft.
Market growth and trends:
Polycarbonate (PC) is a high-performance, lightweight plastic that has a unique balance of increased hardness, excellent dimensional stability, increased optical clarity, high heat resistance, and excellent electrical resistance. It is used more and more in high temperature applications. Polycarbonate undergoes minimal degradation between heating and cooling points.
A layer of gold or plating is used in the aircraft cabin to heat the window for defrosting. Today, manufacturers of aircraft transparencies are focused on improving the materials used to make the windows and windshields of aircraft cabins. Gold frameworks with advanced sealers and coatings help eliminate moisture penetration and cracks.
Market Drivers and Restraints:
The growing delivery of commercial and regional aircraft, the strong growth of large aircraft and technological advancements are the main drivers of the global aircraft transparencies market. The aerospace industry continues to seek technological advancements to improve existing products to provide a better experience for consumers when they travel. Most aircraft platforms have acrylic-based windows in their cockpit or aircraft cockpit, but this trend started to change with the debut of the next-generation B787 Dreamliner aircraft that is more advanced. The reduction in material costs and the emergence of air taxis are the opportunities offered by the global market for aircraft transparencies. However, costly maintenance, repair and overhaul services and strict regulatory standards are the main challenges in this market.
The global aircraft transparencies market is segmented by material, application, and aircraft type. Depending on the material, the market is segmented into glass, acrylic and polycarbonate. Depending on the application, the market is segmented into windows, windshields, awnings, car interiors and others. By type of aircraft, the market is segmented into fixed wing and rotary wing.
Based on the region, the global aircraft transparencies market is studied across North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, South America and Asia Pacific.
North America is foreseen to remain the largest market for aircraft transparencies during the forecast period. The manufacturing base of Boeing and Bombardier and the large size of the commercial, regional and general aviation fleet are the main drivers of North America's dominance in the global aircraft transparencies market.
In North America, rising aircraft orders and supplies are encouraging manufacturers of aircraft transparencies to increase sales year after year. In addition, the growing demand for commercial aircraft and the presence of some of the major players operating in the market, such as PPG Industries (USA), Lee Aerospace (USA), Nordam (USA), Texstars, Inc. (USA) and GE Aviation (US) will drive growth in the North American market for aircraft transparencies in the coming years. These players are focusing on R&D activities to expand their product range and use advanced materials such as acrylic and polycarbonate to manufacture aircraft transparencies.
Key market players:
Some of the major players in the global aircraft transparencies market are P Micro-Surface Finishing Products Inc., PPG Industries, Inc., Plexiweiss GmbH, Nordam, GE Aviation, LEE Aerospace, Spartech, Aeropair Ltd., Mecaplex, Gentex Corporation and Llamas Plastics, Inc, among others.
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
4.2 Regulatory Environment
4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends
5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis
5.1 Key Player Benchmarking
5.1.1 Market share analysis
5.1.3 Regional Presence
5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape
5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations
6. Market Segmentation
6.1 Aircraft Transparencies Market, By Material
6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)
6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis
6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index
6.2 Aircraft Transparencies Market, By Application
6.2.4 Cabin Interiors
6.2.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)
6.2.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis
6.2.7 Market Attractiveness Index
6.3 Aircraft Transparencies Market, By Aircraft Type
6.3.1 Fixed Wing
6.3.2 Rotary Wing
6.3.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)
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 Material
7.2.3 By Application
7.2.4 By Aircraft Type
7.3.1 By Country
220.127.116.11 Rest of Europe
7.3.2 By Material
7.3.3 By Application
7.3.4 By Aircraft Type
7.4 Asia Pacific
7.4.1 By Country
18.104.22.168 South Korea
22.214.171.124 South East Asia
126.96.36.199 Australia & NZ
188.8.131.52 Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.4.2 By Material
7.4.3 By Application
7.4.4 By Aircraft Type
7.5 Latin America
7.5.1 By Country
184.108.40.206 Rest of Latin America
7.5.2 By Material
7.5.3 By Application
7.5.4 By Aircraft Type
7.6 Middle East and Africa
7.6.1 By Country
220.127.116.11 Middle East
7.6.2 By Material
7.6.3 By Application
7.6.4 By Aircraft Type
8. Key Player Analysis
8.1 PPG Industries, Inc
8.1.1 Business Description
8.1.4 SWOT Analysis
8.1.5 Recent Developments
8.1.6 Analyst Overview
8.2 Plexiweiss GmbH
8.4 GE Aviation
8.5 LEE Aerospace
8.7 Aeropair Ltd
8.9 Gentex Corporation
8.10 Llamas Plastics, Inc
9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities
List of Tables
List of Figures