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Airport Runway Lighting Market Research Report Information By Type (Runway Lighting, Taxiway Lighting, and Apron Lighting), By Application (Landside, and Airside), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/A&D/12467-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| June 2024

Global Airport Runway Lighting Market Overview


Airport Runway Lighting Market Size was valued at USD 4.8 Billion in 2022. The Airport Runway Lighting market industry is projected to grow from USD 5.06 Billion in 2023 to USD 7.77 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.50% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The increasing air traffic and growing emphasis on runway safety standards are the key market drivers fueling the market growth.


Airport Runway Lighting Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Airport Runway Lighting Market Trends



  • Increasing demand in the aviation industry and rising air traffic is driving the market growth


Market CAGR for Airport Runway Lighting is being driven by exponential increase in air traffic worldwide. With globalization and improved economic conditions in various regions, the demand for air travel has surged, leading to a higher frequency of flights and an overall increase in the number of take-offs and landings. This surge in air traffic necessitates the expansion and modernization of airport infrastructure, including runway lighting systems, to ensure safe and efficient operations.


Another significant driver propelling the airport runway lighting market is the increasing emphasis on stringent safety standards within the aviation industry. Runway safety is a top priority for aviation authorities and airport operators globally, and advancements in lighting technologies are instrumental in meeting and exceeding these safety requirements. Runway incursions, where an aircraft or vehicle enters an active runway without authorization, pose a serious threat to aviation safety. Modern runway lighting systems incorporate advanced technologies such as runway status lights (RWSL) and stop bar lights, which help prevent runway incursions by providing clear signals to pilots and ground personnel. These systems enhance situational awareness and contribute to the overall reduction of runway incursion risks, aligning with the industry's commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards.


Additionally, The aviation industry is subject to strict regulatory frameworks aimed at ensuring the safe and efficient operation of airports. Regulatory bodies, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), set standards and guidelines for airport infrastructure, including lighting systems. Compliance with these regulations is not only mandatory but also a key factor driving innovation and investment in advanced runway lighting solutions.


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts that the total number of enplanements in the United States alone will reach 1.3 billion by 2039, emphasizing the sustained growth of air traffic. Data from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reveals that runway incursions have been decreasing over the years, showcasing the positive impact of improved safety measures. As a result, it is anticipated that throughout the projection period, demand for Airport Runway Lighting will increase due to the rising air traffic. Thus, driving the Airport Runway Lighting market revenue.


Airport Runway Lighting Market Segment Insights


Airport Runway Lighting Type Insights


The Airport Runway Lighting Market segmentation, based on Type includes Runway Lighting, Taxiway Lighting, and Apron Lighting. The runway lighting segment dominated the market, accounting for more than half of market revenue. This is linked to its critical role directly impacting the safe take-off and landing of aircraft.


Figure 1: Airport Runway Lighting Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Airport Runway Lighting Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Airport Runway Lighting Application Insights


The Airport Runway Lighting Market segmentation, based on Application includes Landside and Airside. The airside segment dominated the market, accounting for more than half of market revenue. Airports strategically prioritize investments in airside lighting infrastructure to enhance capacity, reduce delays, and comply with regulatory requirements.


Airport Runway Lighting Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. The North American Airport Runway Lighting market area will dominate this market. North America consistently experiences a high volume of air traffic due to its well-developed aviation infrastructure, including major international airports and a robust domestic airline industry. The region's prominent role in global trade and business contributes to a constant flow of both passenger and cargo flights.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: AIRPORT RUNWAY LIGHTING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


AIRPORT RUNWAY LIGHTING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Airport Runway Lighting market accounts for the second-largest market share due to its dense air traffic network, with numerous major airports serving as international hubs. The region's geographical proximity allows for efficient air travel between countries, contributing to a high frequency of flights and the need for top-notch airport infrastructure, including advanced lighting systems. Further, the German Airport Runway Lighting market held the largest market share, and the UK Airport Runway Lighting market was the fastest-growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Airport Runway Lighting Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Emerging economies, such as China and India, witness a surge in both domestic and international flights, necessitating significant investments in airport infrastructure, including advanced lighting solutions. Moreover, China’s Airport Runway Lighting market held the largest market share, and the Indian Airport Runway Lighting market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Airport Runway Lighting Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are implementing smart lighting systems with features like remote monitoring, automated maintenance alerts, and adaptive lighting control enhance operational efficiency. Market participants are also adopting a variety of strategic activities to increase their global presence, with important market developments including customized solutions, customer relationships, new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaborations with regulatory bodies. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Airport Runway Lighting industry must offer innovative solutions.


Expanding into emerging markets with growing aviation sectors is one of the key business tactics used by market players in the global Airport Runway Lighting industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Airport Runway Lighting industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to Consumers. Major players in the Airport Runway Lighting market, including ADB Safegate, TKH Group NV, OCEM Energy Technology, Eaton Corporation, Astronics Corporation, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., ATG Airport Technologies, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in product development to increase their product line and cater to diverse consumer needs.


ADB SAFEGATE leads the aviation industry with innovative Airside 4.0 solutions, transforming airports worldwide. Specializing in airfield lighting, power systems, software, docking automation, apron management, and aftermarket services, the company ensures seamless and safe operations. With over 1,400 professionals, ADB SAFEGATE's impact extends to 2,500 airports in 175 countries, including major hubs and rapidly growing facilities. Dedicated to enhancing passenger experiences, ADB SAFEGATE prioritizes safety, efficiency, and environmental sustainability. As a global aviation partner, the company plays a pivotal role in making air travel safe, efficient, and eco-friendly. In February 2023, ADB SAFEGATE equipped India’s new Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) with cutting-edge Airfield 4.0 lighting technology for a vivid future


Avlite Systems, a division of SPX Technologies, stands as a technological frontrunner specializing in the creation and manufacturing of aviation aids to navigation (AtoN) equipment. Their comprehensive product range includes Airfield, Military, Heliport, and Obstruction Lighting, coupled with cutting-edge Monitoring and Control software systems. Globally recognized, Avlite is dedicated to guiding aircraft safely into airports worldwide, showcasing an unwavering commitment to designing efficient solutions capable of withstanding challenging environments. As part of SPX Technologies, a major player in the HVAC, detection and measurement, and engineered solutions markets, Avlite contributes to a diversified portfolio. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Technologies boasts annual revenues of approximately $1.5 billion (2019) and a workforce of over 4,500 employees spanning 17 countries. In April 2023, Avlite Systems announced the integration of Flash Technology airfield lighting products into its distinguished brand of solutions. This strategic move empowered Avlite Systems and its collaborators to cultivate the most robust and varied portfolio of intelligent airfield lighting solutions globally. The alignment of Flash Technology products under the Avlite Systems umbrella marked a pivotal step towards enhancing the comprehensiveness and strength of their offerings in the field of aviation lighting.


Key Companies in the Airport Runway Lighting market include



  • ADB Safegate

  • TKH Group NV

  • OCEM Energy Technology

  • Eaton Corporation

  • Astronics Corporation

  • Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

  • ATG Airport Technologies

  • Honeywell International Inc.

  • Philips Lighting

  • ADB Airfield Solution

  • Avlite Systems

  • Carmanah Technologies Corporation

  • Osram Licht AG

  • ATG Access Ltd

  • Safegate Group

  • Vosla Gmbh

  • Siemens AG


Airport Runway Lighting Industry Developments


February 2023: TKH Group NV revealed the acquisition of OCEM Energy Technology, signaling a strategic move to broaden its range of airport runway lighting products and services. This acquisition positions TKH to further enhance its portfolio within the airport lighting sector.


May 202: ADB SAFEGATE has proudly introduced the AXON EQ fixtures, an innovative series of intelligent LED inset lights featuring built-in sensors for data collection. These lights, equipped with integrated LINC 360 remotes, enable two-way communication, enhancing airport operations with streamlined and predictive capabilities.


Airport Runway Lighting Market Segmentation


Airport Runway Lighting Type Outlook



  • Runway Lighting

  • Taxiway Lighting

  • Apron Lighting


Airport Runway Lighting Application Outlook



  • Landside

  • Airside


Airport Runway Lighting Regional Outlook




  • North America

    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 4.8 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 5.06 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 7.77 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.50% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled ADB Safegate, TKH Group NV, OCEM Energy Technology, Eaton Corporation, Astronics Corporation, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., ATG Airport Technologies, Honeywell International Inc., Philips Lighting, ADB Airfield Solution, Avlite Systems, Carmanah Technologies Corporation, Osram Licht AG, ATG Access Ltd, Safegate Group, Vosla Gmbh, and Siemens AG.
Key Market Opportunities ·       Increasing demand in the aviation industry and rising air traffic is driving the market growth
Key Market Dynamics ·       Growing Emphasis on Runway Safety Standards is fueling the market growth


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Airport Runway Lighting Market size was valued at USD 4.8 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.50% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are ADB Safegate, TKH Group NV, OCEM Energy Technology, Eaton Corporation, Astronics Corporation, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., and Others.

The Runway lighting category dominated the market in 2022.

The airside had the largest share in the global market.

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