Aircraft Transparencies Market by Material (Glass, Acrylic, and Polycarbonate), Aircraft Type (Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing), Application (Windows, Windshields, Canopies, Cabin Interiors, and Others): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2022–2030)

Code: BMIRE00026537 | Pages: 100 | Industry: Aerospace and Defense | Date: Sep 2022 | Type: Global

The market is expected to cross US$ 1.3 billion in 2022 and is projected to hit US$ 2.18 billion by 2030, recording a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period.

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Development of Glass Aircraft Windows to Drive the Market Growth. The growing demand for lightweight glass window transparent panels is growing rapidly as the aircraft production is rising worldwide. The vendors are majorly focusing on the development of lightweight glass aircraft windows that also provides relief from several challenges such as fogged-up windows and scratched plastic windows.  

Fixed wing segment is likely to exhibit highest CAGR in the aircraft transparencies market during the forecast period. This is owing to the rising deliveries of commercial aircraft models across different regions which is propelled by increasing passenger traffic across different regions. Further, the expected deliveries of commercial aircraft acting as another major factor, likely to generate new market opportunities for market vendors during the forecast period.

Within the report, the aircraft transparencies market is segmented into material, aircraft type, application, and geography. By material, the aircraft transparencies market is segmented into glass, acrylic, and polycarbonate. Based on aircraft type, the aircraft transparencies market is segmented into fixed wing and rotary wing. Based on application, the aircraft transparencies market is segmented into windows, windshields, canopies, cabin interiors, and others. Geographically, the aircraft transparencies market is sub-segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

Introduction of Dimmable Window Panels is Likely to Provide Future Opportunities for Market Vendors During the Forecast Period.  

Several vendors across the market are focusing on the development of innovative solutions such as development of dimmable window panels for the growing fleet of aircraft and increasing aircraft production. Several aircraft OEMs are taking sheer interest in the deployment of such window panels into their respective aircraft models. For instance, the Boeing 787 series of aircraft have electronically enabled dimmable windows that allows to lower the amount of light entering the aircraft cabin. Moreover, in 2020, Boeing announced that it has implemented the electronic dimmable windows into its B777X model of aircraft series as well. Further, in December 2021, Airbus introduced dimmable window panels into its A350 series of aircraft models. Such developments are likely to generate huge opportunities for market vendors during the forecast period.

Retrofit is Likely to Drive the Aircraft Transparencies Market Growth.

The rising global commercial, military, and general aviation aircraft fleet is one of the major factors expected to propel the demand for retrofitting of aircraft transparencies products worldwide. Several aircraft upgrade initiatives are likely to genera huge opportunities for market vendors during the forecast period. Moreover, the expected future aircraft deliveries and presence of existing large fleets of operational commercial aircraft fleet is likely to drive the demand for aircraft transparencies during the forecast period.

Recent Strategic Developments in Aircraft Transparencies Market

The aircraft transparencies market has undergone several significant developments, and a few of these have been mentioned below:

  • In January 2017, Texstars had received a multi-year contract from Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to develop canopy and windshield transparencies for the KF-X fighter aircraft.
  • In April 2021, PPG Aerospace announced that it has selected AllClear (dba Aero Precision) a military reseller and solutions provider to distribute their F-16 transparencies products in the US.

The aircraft transparencies market is driven by several players by implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships. GKN Aerospace, General Electric, Bell Textron Inc., Nordam Group LLC, Gentex Corporation, PPG Industries Inc., Lee Aerospace, Dart Aerospace, Aviation Glass, and Mecaplex Ltd. are among the prominent players operating in the aircraft transparencies market.

Target audience for the report:

  • Aircraft window manufacturers
  • Aircraft canopy manufacturers
  • Aircraft windshield manufacturers
  • Aircraft cabin interior transparencies manufacturers
  • Helicopter window manufacturers
  • Helicopter canopy manufacturers
  • Helicopter windshield manufacturers
  • Helicopter cabin interior transparencies manufacturers
  • Commercial aviation, military aviation, and government related associations, organizations, forums, and alliances
  • Government bodies, such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Venture capitalists, private equity firms, and start-up companies
  • Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies

Scope of the report:

In this report, the aircraft transparencies market has been segmented on the basis of:

  • Material:
    • Glass
    • Acrylic
    • Polycarbonate
  • Aircraft Type
    • Fixed Wing
    • Rotary Wing
  • Application:
    • Windows
    • Windshields
    • Canopies
    • Cabin Interiors
    • Others
  • Region
    • North America
      • US
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • Middle East & Africa
    • South America
  • Companies profiled
    • GKN Aerospace
    • General Electric
    • Bell Textron Inc.
    • Nordam Group LLC
    • Gentex Corporation

Companies profiled

    • GKN Aerospace
    • General Electric
    • Bell Textron Inc.
    • Nordam Group LLC
    • Gentex Corporation
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