Aircraft Window and Windshield Market

Market Study on Aircraft Windows and Windshields: North America & Europe to Remain Leading Regional Markets

Aircraft Windows and Windshields Market Segmented By Glass, Acrylic, Polycarbonate Material with Cockpit Windshields, Cabin Windows in Small Body Aircraft, Wide Body aircraft, Very large Body aircraft, Regional aircraft

  • October-2022
  • PMRREP20227
  • 250 Pages
  • Automotive
  • PPT, PDF, WORD, EXCEL

Aircraft Window and Windshield Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global aircraft windows and windshield market is valued at US$ 617.6 Mn in 2022 and is projected to expand steadily at a CAGR of 3.8% to reach a market size of US$ 901 Mn by the end of 2032.

North America is anticipated to hold a majority of the share in the global market owing to the high number of market participants involved in research and development and technological advancements in products, which results in an improvement in operational efficiency and eliminates expensive downtime, service costs, and repairs.

Persistence Market Research has analyzed that North America accounts for 40% market share in 2022.

Aircraft Window and Windshield Market Size (2021A)

US$ 598.8 Mn

Estimated Market Size (2022E)

US$ 617.6 Mn

Projected Market Value (2032F)

US$ 901 Mn

Value CAGR (2022-2032)

3.8 %

Collective Share: Top 3 Countries (2022E)

49.1 %

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Companies

  • GKN Plc
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Gentex Corporation
  • The NORDAM Group, Inc.
  • Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • Control Logistics Inc.
  • Plexiweiss GmbH
  • Llamas Plastics, Inc.
  • Air-Craftglass Inc.
  • Aerospace Plastic Components

Demand Analysis of Aircraft Windows and Windshields (2017-2021) Vs. Market Forecasts (2022-2032)

From 2017 to 2021, the global aircraft window and windshield market expanded at a CAGR of 1.2%. Significant players in the market are following the strategy of collaborating and acquiring local & regional players. The market for aircraft windows and windshields is also gaining traction owing to high investments by bigger players for technological advancements and intangible assets.

Developing markets and emerging countries, as well as domestic demand and investment rebound in industrial economies, boosted market growth in 2017. Windshields play a significant role in the certification process of an aircraft as they are most likely to suffer a bird strike and also have relatively lower strength as compared to metal or composite aircraft components.

Persistence Market Research predicts that the sales of windows and windshields will increase at 3.8% CAGR through 2032.

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Why is There Continuous Demand for Aircraft Windows & Windshields?

“Ongoing Replacements of Aging Aircraft”

It is predicted that the demand for aircraft windows and windshields will increase steadily as old aircraft are replaced across the world. In the next 20 years, it is anticipated that almost 11,000 passenger aircraft, mostly in the single-aisle sector, would need to be replaced. This estimate comes from a top aircraft manufacturer, Airbus.

Due to operational efficiency and the financial needs of operating airlines, it is necessary to replace the ageing fleet of commercial aircraft. Growing environmental concerns, new laws, and the modernization of the airline industry will also add to the backlog of aircraft orders.

“Market Players Collaborating with Asia-based Distributors”

The future of aviation remains bright. To meet the rapidly rising demand from the aviation industry for airplane windows, tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers of windows and windshields are investing in technology and forming strategic partnerships with suppliers in the Asia Pacific region.

Through such partnerships with regional vendors, aircraft window and windshield manufacturers want to expand their clientele in new regions and also enhance their customer service and responsiveness in the Asian market. This trend, which can be seen across all the top manufacturers of aircraft windows and windshields, will undoubtedly become a competitive tactic over the coming years.

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Country-wise Insights

Which is the Most Prominent Market for Aircraft Window & Windshield Manufacturers?

“U.S. to Account for Highest Sales of Aircraft Windows & Windshields”

In 2022, the United States aircraft window and windshield market is likely to register 3.3% year-on-year growth by volume. The U.S. market is expected to witness steady growth during the forecast period as well as the development of new and innovative windshield and window products.

Increasing aircraft refurbishment and MRO services (maintenance, repair, and operations) in the U.S. are anticipated to drive the need for aircraft windows and windshields over the coming years.

The study projects that the U.S. market will reach revenue worth US$ 295.7 Mn by the end of 2032.

Which Country Dominates the European Market for Aircraft Windows & Windshields?

High Number of Aircraft Component Distributors in Germany

From 2022 to 2032, the market for aircraft windows and windshields in Germany is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 4.6%.

Demand for aircraft windows and windshields is expected to boom during the forecast period owing to the expansion of manufacturing units and the rising number of distributors and suppliers of aircraft parts and components in Germany. Germany is one of the fastest-growing countries in Europe, where urbanization is happening at a fast pace.

The German market is expected to reach revenue worth US$ 67.7 Mn by the end of 2032.

What is the Outlook for the Market in China?

“Surging Aviation industry Driving Market Growth in China”

China is expected to emerge as the leading market for aircraft windows and windshields in East Asia by the end of 2032. Civil aviation has played a significant role in globalization. Commercial aviation has also played a vital role in China's recent economic growth.

As the middle class expands, more and more Chinese citizens are using air travel, making China's airlines one of the busiest in the world. This is anticipated to indirectly support the demand for aircraft windows and windshields in China. The China market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 68.1 Mn by the end of 2032.

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Category-wise Insights

Which Material Type is Most Widely Used across Geographies?

“High Demand Predicted for Acrylic Windshields”

Acrylic is an ideal material for windshields; it is 30 times stronger than glass and also much lighter. Acrylic is available in a clear version, in a range of colors, and also in opal white.

Owing to its high strength and light weight, demand for acrylic windshields for aircraft is high and is projected to create an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 166.5 Mn between 2022 and 2032.

Which Sales Channel has a Prominent Share in the Global Market?

“OEMs Enjoy High Market Share across the World”

The OEMs segment is projected to create an incremental opportunity worth US$ 270.6 Mn between 2022 and 2032.

The OEM sales channel in the aircraft window & windshield market is projected to drive high demand over the coming years. Demand for cabin windows is also expected to receive a major boost from small aircraft manufacturers where the use of windows is higher.

The OEMs sales channel segment is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 4% and account for 92.9% of the market share by the end of 2032.

Competitive Landscape

Over the past few years, increasing acquisition and expansion activities have been observed to improve the supply chain of aircraft windows and windshields. Major manufacturers are providing a wide range of customized aircraft windows and windshields according to the requirements of end users and also provide services that are customized for each unique customer. The emergence of various manufacturers has also been witnessed in this space.

For Instance,

  • In January 2021, Lee Aerospace expanded its Hawker 125 Series with the left- and right-hand side cockpit B panel windows. This adds to the Hawker 125 Series, which currently includes the cabin windows – in both the wet and dry seal designs. Available for models 750 / 800XP / 850XP / 900XP / 1000 and also in Lee Aerospace’s CoolView© technology.

Aircraft Window and Windshield Industry Report Scope

Attribute

Details

Forecast Period

2022-2032

Historical Data Available for

2017-2021

Market Analysis

  • USD Million for Value
  • Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia Pacific
  • The Middle East and Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Spain
  • BENELUX
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • South Africa
  • GCC Countries
  • Northern Africa
  • Japan
  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • ASEAN
  • Oceania

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Material
  • Application
  • Aircraft
  • Sales Channel
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • GKN Plc
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Gentex Corporation
  • The NORDAM Group, Inc.
  • Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • Control Logistics Inc.
  • Plexiweiss GmbH
  • Llamas Plastics, Inc.
  • Air-Craftglass Inc.
  • Aerospace Plastic Components
  • Lee Aerospace
  • LP Aero Plastics, Inc.
  • Tech-Tool Plastics Inc.
  • VT San Antonio AerospaceNagias

Report Coverage

  • Market Forecast
  • Company Share Analysis
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Aircraft Window and Windshield Industry Research Segmentation

By Material:

  • Glass
  • Acrylic
  • Polycarbonate
  • Others

By Application:

  • Cockpit Windshields
  • Cabin Windows

By Aircraft:

  • Small Body Aircraft
  • Wide Body aircraft
  • Very large Body Aircraft
  • Regional Aircraft

By Sales Channel:

  • OEMs
  • Aftermarket

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia Pacific
  • The Middle East and Africa

- FAQs -

The global aircraft window and windshield market is valued at US$ 617.6 Mn in 2022.

Global demand for aircraft windows and windshields is set to increase at 3.8% through 2032.

Massive demand for windows from single-aisle aircraft is being seen in this market.

GKN Plc, PPG Industries, Inc., Gentex Corporation, The NORDAM Group, Inc., Saint-Gobain S.A., and Control Logistics Inc. are leading market players and account for 51% to 53% market share.

The global market for aircraft windows and windshields is expected to reach US$ 901 Mn by 2032.

The market in China is expected to increase at 3.4% CAGR from 2022 to 2032.

The U.S., China, Canada, France, and Germany account for the highest demand in this market.

The market in North America is predicted to expand at 4.3% CAGR over the decade.

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