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Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market report information by Aircraft Type (Fixed Wing (Wide body, Narrow body, others), Rotary Wing, UAV), Platform (Commercial, Military), by Product (Battery, Electric Ground Power), Region - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/A&D/4544-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe| June 2024

Global Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market Overview

According to the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market research report, the global market is estimated to USD 4.3 billion witness a CAGR of more than 3.20% in the forecast period 2024-2030. 

Increasing demand for Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit can be seen in various end-user industries such as civil aircraft, military aircraft, etc. This is expected to drive the marketing of the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit in the Global Market Forecast. These Auxiliary Power Units, otherwise called APUs, are generally gas turbine engines used during aircraft ground operations to access electricity, compressed air, and shaft power. This shaft power is essential to start the main engine, air conditioning, and other electric power and systems associated with aircraft. These APUs are essential for the aircraft industry to offer backup electric power during in-flight operation if rare circumstances such may occur, such as in case both engines fail to perform.

As per the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market Outlook, the aircraft APUs help with supplying power to all main aircraft engines. Aircraft mostly use turbine engines that need to be propelled at a high-speed rotation, so the process can offer necessary air compression to maintain the engine's desired efficiency. These APUs are usually able to produce 115V alternating current at 400Hz. As an auxiliary power unit gives the advantage of using it as a supporting engine, its demand in the market is expected to boost in the coming years. Since the aircraft manufacturing industry is expanding due to upcoming technological advancements, it is easily triggering the growth of the global Market. Many developmental innovations in the aircraft electric architecture have influenced development in all-electric APUs that have gained more pace over the past years. Their implementation benefits can provide further growth opportunities for the aircraft APU market in the upcoming years.

Covid-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the aviation industry in the past year, as almost all countries have issued bans on their national and international travel activities. Moreover, there were other lockdown restrictions imposed all across the globe, and its impact is not just limited to the aviation industry but extended to every segment of the aviation and aerospace industry, which also includes the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market size. Due to various travel restrictions and economic slowdown because of the pandemic, the airline industry has fallen in demand, so many airline entities have been practicing reducing air travel costs and expenses, which also involves cutting down on MRO spending. As the aircraft are aged, more maintenance has been required that can enhance their expenses. So the airline entities are replacing their older aircraft with new ones, which has started positively affecting the Market globally. And now that the severity of the pandemic situation is gradually getting better, the Market Outlook is expecting to see more growth in the forecast years.

Market Dynamics

Major Market Drivers

Some of the major market drivers of Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market share that are expected to fuel the global market in the forecast period are the increasing demand for air travel, fuel economy, and the purpose of developing quieter APU globally. 

Global Market Opportunities

Now that the 3D printing technology is emerging fast and its demand in various machine-manufacturing companies is increasing, it has become one of the key Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market trends to promise a rather big contribution in the aircraft APU market growth the forecast period. This 3D printing technology is exceptionally incorporated in the aircraft manufacturing industry, developing cabin interiors or designing complex engine parts. Implementing 3D printing technology also reduces warehouse management by ensuring less wastage of raw materials, thereby decreasing the production costs. Furthermore, 3D printing technology application in aerospace manufacturing also offers long-term sustainability that ensures the optimized performance of the aircraft APU. As per the market analysis of 2017, the Market revenue was about $800 million, including civil and military aircraft production.

Market Restraints

The demand for integrating new onboard weapon systems and avionics systems in the military aircraft segment has increased. So has the demand for retro-fitment of innovative and robust APU. The cost of such aircraft can range in hundreds of millions. This can be a big Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market restraint for countries to implement advanced aircraft APU systems whose defense ministries are budget conscious.

Market Growth Challenges

Although the application of aircraft APU in the aircraft engines has helped significantly, the noise and vibration produced by these machinery cause unhelpful issues for both cabin and the cockpit members. This can be a major challenge for the growth in Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market. To overcome such a challenge, aircraft APU manufacturers have been conducting various experiments to invent soundless APUs. This has resulted in the introduction of APU arrangement support systems on aircraft.

Cumulative Growth Analysis

Military and commercial aircraft APU owns a large percentage of Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market share. This has been easily leading in generating more Market revenue. Both military and civil aircraft industries have commenced using APUs intensively for supporting the new generation aircraft to reduce noise, carbon emission, and fuel consumption. All these are some form of eco-friendly approach for adoption of non-polluting air traveling system that is to come more in practice in the future impacting the Market growth.

Market Segment Overview

The Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market has more scope for developing due to its market segmentation. The aircraft APU market is classified by below segments:

By Aircraft Type

As per the Market Analysis, the aircraft type segment is classified into fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and unmanned aerial vehicles. Since aircraft systems are gradually replacing hydraulic systems with electric systems, the Market can grow more in the upcoming years.

By Platform

According to aircraft APUs platform segmentation, it is classified into two segments such as military and commercial segments. Military aircraft segments generally include fighter jets. With more serviceable life of Military aircraft APU and integration of new weapon systems in aircraft, the demand for retro-fitment of newer and powerful APU has increased, which can be a critical part of global Market growth.

By Product

The Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market is again segmented by product. And this product segment is further classified into battery-powered and electric ground power segments. Due to increasing demand for more integration of advanced airline systems, more and more airports have started installing fixed electrical ground power and pre-conditioned air, especially at the gates.

Regional Analysis

According to the regional analysis of Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market Forecast, North America is expected to lead the Global Market as many key manufacturers of aircraft APUs are present in the region. The European Market is generally led by countries like Germany, France, the U.K., and Russia, which are currently advancing in the application of aircraft APUs, projecting substantial growth in the forecast period. The Asia Pacific Market can witness significant growth because of increasing commercial and military aircraft. Since the growth in population and productivity demand in the aviation industry in Asian countries are abundant, these can be key factors for the Market Growth in the coming years.

Competitive Landscape Analysis

As stated by the global market analysis report of the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market share, high competition across the global market can be seen among the business entities. Below are some of the major key players supplying in the global market:

  • AEGIS Power Systems, Inc. (U.S.)

  • AEROSIL (Russia)

  • Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.)

  • Hamilton Sundstrand Corp (U.S.)

  • Kinetics Ltd. (Israel)

  • Technodinamika (Russia)

  • Safran Power Units (France)

  • Rolls-Royce Plc. (England)

  • United Technologies (U.S.)

  • United Technologies Corporation – Pratt & Whiteney Division (U.S.)

Recent Development

  • In December 2020, Aegis Power Systems, Inc. announced implementing the new VPX1PH3UC310-SA, a single-phase 85-264ac input to 28Vdc output power supply module with 310 watts voltage and EMI filtering for sensor management.

  • In October 2020, Honeywell bought Rocky Research, thermal energy and power management solution company, to add to its aerospace segment.

Report Overview

The global report of Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market comprises extensive research details analyzing various aircraft industry experts' qualitative and quantitative aspects. This Global Market research report gives a detailed key analysis of the global market status of the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit business entities associated with the market size, growth, trends, shares, and industry revenue structure. The Global Market Analysis report discusses valid information on market segmentation, market overview, market dynamics, regional analysis, competitive analysis, and influential recent developments in the global Market trends.

The report also provides thorough information about the major key players and their performance in the market that is expected to enhance the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market growth in the forecast years.

Segment Table:

By Aircraft Type

  • Fixed Wind

  • Wide Body

  • Narrow Body

  • Others

  • Rotary Wing

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

By Platform

  • Commercial

  • Military

By Product

  • Battery Power

  • Electric Ground Power

By Region

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • Middle East & Africa

  • South America

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

North America is expected to have the highest global market value in the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market due to many major key players in the region.

The major key players of the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market are AEGIS Power Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S), Hamilton Sundstrand Corp (U.S.), etc.

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