Aircraft Autopilot System Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Aircraft Autopilot System Market by Components (Computer Systems, Gyros, GPS, Actuators), Application (Commercial, Military), Aircraft Type (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing), & Region (North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America)-Forecast Till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/2402-CR | May 2018 | Region: Global | 110 pages

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Market Overview


The Autopilot Technology is crucial in the flight management system. It is a system that eliminates the requirement of constant human intervention in aircraft. However, it is not considered a complete replacement for humans. The autopilot system can help the pilot in monitoring, analyzing and operate the vehicle efficiently. The autopilot system is suitable for ships, aviation and aircraft. The autopilot system in aircraft transistor system is an integral part of any modern aircraft industry.


 In many conditions, the aircraft with autopilot technology can work autonomously with the help of mechanical and hydraulic energy. The autopilot system market is witnessing demand due to plenty of reasons. Some of the crucial autopilot system components are transistors, actuator, programmer and mode selector. The autopilot systems are essential to decrease the workload in aircraft cockpits. The adoption rate of the autopilot system is massive in the forecast period. The market growth is projected as 8% for the forecast year. Overall market value is expected to be immense in 2023. 


Covid Analysis


Covid 19 has caused unexpected losses for the global industries. The supply-demand chain of the aircraft autopilot system market is affected by the pandemic. The global autopilot system market is facing a decline in the demand rate. Autopilot is a sophisticated technology. Also, it is a high-end and expensive system. Integrating it in the existing aircraft require plenty of procedures. However, during the covid 19 situations, the integration procedure is difficult. The global restrictions to manufacture and produce technologies are stringent. Due to this, the supply is less and demand constantly decreases. However, Post covid 19, the market trend looks positive. During the forecast year, the demand and supply will reach the highest rate.


Global Aircraft Autopilot System Market, By Segmentation


 Aircraft Autopilot System Market


 Market Dynamics 


Crucial market drivers 


The autopilot system helps the pilot with plenty of applications. There are crucial modes such as the glide slope, vertical speed and healing mode, dual-mode, control mode, steering and altitude hold mode. It can track and enable exceptional traffic operations. The fewer fuel advantages of the aircraft autopilot system diagram make it more popular. Generally, the operations of aircraft are expensive. The operation cost is also a significant threat to this market. There is high demand for aircraft autopilot system due to the fuel efficiency and less operational cost. The less operational costs incurred by the aircraft autopilot system is a crucial driver for the market. 


The heading control system for an aircraft autopilot is preferable in the aircraft industry due to the higher efficiency features. The aircraft without autopilot systems have poor operations. However, the requirement for efficient aircraft operations is higher these days. This requirement is a crucial driver for the overall growth of the aircraft autopilot system. The need to reduce the error of aircraft operations is another crucial driver for the aircraft autopilot market. 


Market growth opportunities 


Advancement is a crucial aspect of the aircraft industry. It is essential to upgrade the existing aircraft with new technologies. It enables smooth aircraft operations. The requirement to develop the existing aircraft is high in several regions. The autopilot system is the high-end technology for the aircraft. Therefore, the growth opportunities are higher in the aircraft autopilot system market due to the need for up-gradation.


Moreover, plenty of governments are planning to reduce carbon emission effect on the environment. Carbon emission is a global issue. The government is backing technologies that reduce carbon emissions. Also, autopilot is an efficient system that reduces fuel and emissions in aircraft. The supportive governmental policies to adapt to the autopilot system are another significant growth opportunity for the market. This measure ultimately encourages aircraft manufactures to adapt to the advanced autopilot architecture. Therefore, the overall market growth opportunities are high in the forecast year 2023. 


The market restraints


The aircraft autopilot system is a sophisticated technology. The integration of autopilot system in existing aircraft is a serious restraint in the market. It is a procedure that requires technical specialization. Also, it is a time consuming and cost expensive procedure. The use of autopilot can offer efficiency in aircraft. However, the cost to upgrade the existing aircraft with an autopilot system is an expensive process. It is a serious restrain not that can affect the overall market demand. The time cycle to upgrade the autopilot system in aircraft is long. The long duration of integrating the autopilot system is another restricting factor in this market. This restraint can have an immense effect on the overall profitability of the market. Due to these restraints, several end-users hesitate to adapt to this technology. During the forecast year, these tenants can affect market demand and growth. 


The market challenges. 


The expansion rate of the aircraft autopilot system is less in the forecast year. The key players of the market are expanding the market in several regions. However, still, the expansion rate is less in the forecast. Few factors are responsible for this challenge. The autopilot system requires specialised supervision. An ordinary pilot may not be qualified autopilot system in aircraft. Special training is required to operate the autopilot systems. However, lack of specialised pilots operating autopilot aircraft is a serious challenge in the market. It is a more time-consuming process to implement this technology. Also, the less availability of technical services for the autopilot aircraft is another challenge in the market. It is difficult to find technical support in case of emergency services. These all factors are significant challenges that can affect the demand in the forecast year. 


Cumulative growth analysis 


The growth of the aircraft autopilot system remains steady during 2023. The autopilot system market has excellent growth opportunities and limitations. However, the overall market growth looks promising. In the upcoming years, there is expected to be a sustained adoption rate of autopilot systems. However, there is a serious need to fix the cost related limitations in this market. Further, the market requires specialisation in technical support and services. The key players’ of the market are taking measures to make the integration provider easier. Also, the cost-cutting measures will benefit the market in the forecast year. Due to all these factors, the overall demand and market growth are positive in 2023. 


Value chain analysis 


The aircraft autopilot system market is diversified into three major regions. However, the North American regions hold the maximum aircraft autopilot system market share. The region is well known for its fast adoption of new technologies. The adoption rate of the autopilot system is high in the region. Also, the profitability of the market will reach a peak in the forecast year. The market expansion rate is also impressive in North America. The key players of the market are expanding the market by partnering with the military sector. The massive demand from the military sector ad aviation industry fuels the overall market demand. US and Canada are the key contributors in the region. Also, the key players are taking much more measure to enhance the overall market in the forecast year. 


Market segment 


By system 



  • Avionics system 

  • Flight director system

  • Altitude system 

  • Heading reference system

  • Flight control system  


By application 



  • Military 

  • Civil 

  • Commercial 


By geography 



  • North America 

  • Europe 

  • Asia pacific 

  • Latin America

  • Middle-east and Africa


By components 



  • Actuators 

  • GPS

  • Gyros 

  • Computer systems 


Regional Analysis 


The aircraft autopilot system is fragmented into four regions. North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and the middles-east are the in-flight autopilot systems market. These regions have lucrative growth opportunities. The demand and adoption rate of the system is increasing at an exponential pace in these regions. After North America, Europe is the second-largest region with maximum autopilot system market share. Further, in North America, the military sector is the crucial factor for massive demand.


In Europe, the government policies to reduce carbon emission are increasing the market growth. It is increasing the adoption of autopilot system in aircraft control. The key players of the market are increasing the production in this region. Asia pacific is a powerful region with massive growth opportunities in the forecast period. Also, the growth rate is expected to be highest in the forecast period. The air traffic is massive in Asia pacific. For smooth operation, the aircraft's industries are adopting more to the autopilot system. 


The key player’s of the aircraft autopilot system market is 



  • Century Flight Systems 

  • Furuno Electric Co

  • Honeywell International Inc

  • Cobham Plc

  • Cloud Cap Technology

  • Garmin Ltd

  • Trimble Navigation Ltd

  • BAE Systems Plc

  • Rockwell Collins Inc

  • Raymarine Ltd

  • TQM International


Recent developments 



  • The key players of the market are expanding their market by taking more partnership with the military sector. The military sector is a crucial field where the need for an autopilot system is great. The key players of the market are launching new versions of the autopilot system for the military sector. 

  • The key players of the market are increasing the RD of autopilot systems. It will open new market growth opportunities in the forecast period. 


Report Overview 



  • Market overview highlights 

  • Analysis based upon COVID 19

  • Explanation upon the Market Dynamics

  • Value chain analysis

  • Market segmentation overview

  • The regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape analysis

  • Recent Developments



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

An 8% CAGR is estimated to unlock the growth scope of the global market by 2023.

Furuno Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan), Genesys Aerosystems (U.S.), Garmin Ltd. (Switzerland) are the important players in the market.

A beneficial income level is forecasted for the market in the approaching period.

The need to scale back human involvement to reduce error margin is estimated to spur the market's expansion.

The North American region leads the charge for growth in the forecast period.