Aircraft doors are the vital components of the aircraft. It is created with the greatest accuracy to ensure safety, and retain the internal pressure of the aircraft. The upsurge in aircraft deliveries leading to an upsurge in demand for aircraft components such as aircraft doors and substitution of prevailing aircraft doors are the factors driving the growth of the global aircraft doors.
Different door type such as passenger doors, cargo doors, emergency doors, landing gear doors, service/access doors contributed to the aircraft doors market size. The market has witnessed a high demand for passenger doors segment over last few years, due to an upsurge in the numeral of passenger doors for aircraft.
Insight by Application
On the basis of the application, the market is subdivided into commercial aviation, and military aviation. Of all the applications, the commercial aviation segment accounted the largest share and is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the market due upsurge in commercial aircraft sales, owing to the escalating air passenger traffic.
The commercial aviation is further subdivided into narrow-body aircraft, commercial helicopters, wide-body aircraft, business jets, very large aircraft, and regional aircraft. In addition, military aviation is further subdivided into military helicopters, and transport aircraft.
Insight by Door Type
On the basis of the door type, the market is subdivided into landing gear doors, passenger doors, service/access doors, cargo doors, emergency doors, and others. The upsurge in the numeral of passenger doors for aircraft is the major factor growing the demand for passenger doors segment. Among all door type, the passenger doors segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the aircraft doors market.
Insight by End User
On the basis of the end user, the market is subdivided into OEM and aftermarket. The OEM segment accounted the larger share in the market, as OEM is in charge for the installation of doors in the aircraft such as landing doors, passenger doors, cargo doors, and emergency doors, and an upsurge in aircraft deliveries. In addition, aftermarket segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the market, due to mounting requirement to exchange heritage aircraft doors with recent and lightweight aircraft doors.
The upsurge in aircraft deliveries leading to an upsurge in demand of aircraft components such as aircraft doors, the mounting demand of commercial and military aircraft, and substitution of prevailing aircraft doors are the primary growth drivers for aircraft doors market. Moreover, the emerging trends such as the introduction of electric automatic doors and upsurge in penetration of composites of lightweight doors are also fueling the growth of the market. For instance, aircraft door manufacturers are employed on lightweight products with novel techniques to retain strength to weight ratio.
Escalation in air passenger traffic and aircraft fleet size in the Asia Pacific region, launch of novel aircraft program, and surge in demand for lightweight doors are also facilitating the growth of the aircraft doors market.
Strict regulatory environment and existing backlog in aircraft deliveries are the major challenges for the growth of the aircraft doors market.
Globally, the manufacturing companies trying to enter the aircraft doors market are required to maintain stringent regulatory standards. Moreover, the high level of capital requirement also poses a major barrier to the entry of new players. This offers an edge to the established players in the industry competition.
Geographically, North America accounted the largest share in the market, due to the presence of a large number of players. In addition, the mounting demand for lightweight doors, replacement of old aircraft, and an upsurge in aircraft deliveries are also driving the growth of the North American aircraft doors market.
Asia-Pacific is observed to witness the fastest growth in the market, due to an upsurge in the production of aircraft. In addition, escalation in air passenger traffic and surge in commercial aircraft deliveries are also facilitating the growth of the Asia-Pacific aircraft doors market.
Key players in the aircraft doors market are catering to the demand of these devices by investing in technologically advanced products in their product portfolio across the globe. In October 2017, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) collaborated with Boeing to enhance its competitiveness and to reduce the production cost of wings. In addition, in January 2018, Triumph Group, Inc., signed an agreement with Boeing, to provide major structural assemblies such as horizontal stabilizers, doors, and center wing sections. Airbus Helicopters, Triumph Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Latecoere, Saab, Elbit Systems, Barnes Group, and Delastek are the key players offering aircraft doors.