Flight Management Systems Market Research Report – Global Forecast till 2027

Flight Management Systems Market by Component (Control Display Unit, Flight Management Computer and Multi-Function Display), by Fit (Line-Fit and Retrofit), by Aircraft Type (Narrow-Body, Wide-Body and Others), and by Region — Global Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/5871-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 123 pages

Market Scenario


Flight Management System (FMS) is a centralized computer system present mainly in commercial aircraft which is used to manage multiple aircraft systems such as navigation sensors and radios, displays, flight control system, engine & fuel system, data link system, surveillance systems and other related systems. Flight management system is an integration of several components, including, Control Display Unit (CDU), Flight Management Computer (FMC), and Multi-Function Display (MFD).


Flight management system is vital aspect of the contemporary aircraft avionics system. It automates various tasks which were previously performed by flight engineers and navigators. As a result, the workload in the cockpit is significantly reduced and the flight management system integrated aircraft can be operated by just two crew members. Hence, most of the modern aircraft are pre-fitted with the flight management system. Typically developed for large airliners, the flight management system nowadays is also being used in business jets.


The growth in global air travel and subsequent demand for new aircraft are key factors projected to drive the growth of the flight management systems market. In addition, need for advanced navigation and surveillance technologies in airliners further imparts market growth. The development of glass cockpits resulting in better operational efficiency is another significant factor contributing to the growth of the flight management systems market. Furthermore, the aircraft modernization program offers promising growth opportunities to flight management systems market players. However, backlogs in aircraft deliveries and vulnerability of flight management systems to cyber-attacks hinders the market growth.


Segmentation of the Global Flight Management Systems Market


Flight Management Systems Market


Based on component, the flight management computer system accounted for the largest market share in 2017. The flight management computer accepts information from multiple sensors and provides the most accurate position information. It also maintains a database of radio navigation stations along with their tunable frequencies, airports, approach data for runways, aircraft performance, common flight plans and related information for efficient flight operation. Based on aircraft type, the narrow-body aircraft segment accounted for the largest market share in 2017. Although the narrowbody aircraft has lesser capacity than the widebody aircraft, they are larger in number. Some major narrowbody aircrafts are the Airbus A318, A319, A320, and A321; the Boeing B727s, and B737s. These aircrafts fly over short routes and are thus suited to cater the budget travellers. As of 2016, there were over 15,000 narrowbody planes, across the globe, which would be replaced by approximately 12,000 such planes by 2035. Moreover, there has been a rise in the number of low-cost carriers in the recent years, globally. This would result in the demand for flight management systems in these types of aircraft. Based on fit, the line-fit accounted for the largest market share in 2017 as the aircraft manufacturers are widely focusing on installation of flight management systems in the aircraft.


North America is estimated to account for the largest share during the review period owing to the presence of major aircraft OEMs such as Boeing and Bombardier. Furthermore, increasing deliveries of commercial aircraft to cater to the ever-increasing passenger traffic in the US and Canada are contributing to the high demand for line-fit flight management systems market in the North American region. The global flight management systems market is estimated to register a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period of 2018 to 2023.


The report on the global flight management systems market by Market Research Future covers extensive primary research. This is accompanied by a detailed analysis of the qualitative and quantitative aspects by various industry experts and key opinion leaders to gain deeper insights into the market and industry performance. The report offers a clear picture of the current market scenario, which includes the historical and forecast market size, in terms of value, and the technological, macroeconomic, and governing factors of the market. The report also provides comprehensive information about the strategies of the top companies in the industry, along with a broad study of the different market segments and regions.


Key Players


The key players in the global flight management systems market are Collins Aerospace (part of United Technologies Corporation (US)), Esterline Technologies Corporation (US), Garmin Ltd. (US), General Electric Company (US), Honeywell International Inc. (US), Innovative Solutions & Support Inc. (US), Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc. (part of Boeing (US)), NAVBLUE S.A.S. (part of Airbus (France)), Thales SA (France), and Universal Avionics Systems Corporation (part of Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)).


Intended Audience



  • Aircraft OEMs

  • Airlines

  • Distributer & Supplier Companies

  • Flight Management Systems Providers

  • Research Institutes & Organizations

  • Regulatory Bodies



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


Flight management systems market is projected to register a moderate 6% CAGR in the forecast period.

The CDU segment is expected to secure the highest CAGR.

APAC, driven by its high aircraft investments is slated to drive the global market over the review period consequently.

A few eminent market players operating in the global Flight management systems market are Esterline Technologies Corporation (US), Collins Aerospace (part of United Technologies Corporation (US)), among others.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Scope of the Report

2.1. Market Definition

2.2. Scope of the Study

2.2.1. Definition

2.2.2. Research Objective

2.2.3. List of Assumptions

2.2.4. Limitations

3. Research Methodology

3.1. Research Process

3.2. Primary Research

3.3. Secondary Research

3.4. Market Size Estimation

3.5. Forecast Model

4. Market Landscape

4.1. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.1.1. Threat of New Entrants

4.1.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.1.3. Threat of Substitutes

4.1.4. Segment Rivalry

4.1.5. Bargaining Power of Supplies

4.2. Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

5. Market Dynamics

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Market Drivers

5.3. Market Restraints

5.4. Market Opportunities

5.5. Market Trends

5.6. Patent Trends

5.7. Regulatory Landscape

6. Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Aircraft Type

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Narrow-Body Aircraft

6.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

6.3. Wide-Body Aircraft

6.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

6.4. Others

6.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

6.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7. Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Component

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Control Display Unit (CDU)

7.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.3. Flight Management Computer (FMC)

7.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

7.4. Multi-Function Display (MFD)

7.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

7.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

8. Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Fit

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Line-Fit

8.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

8.3. Retrofit

8.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

8.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

9. Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Region

9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

9.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020–2027

9.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.2.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.2.4. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.2.5. US

9.2.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.2.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.2.5.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.2.6. Canada

9.2.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.2.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.2.6.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.2.7. Mexico

9.2.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.2.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.2.7.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.3. Europe

9.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020–2027

9.3.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.3.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.3.4. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.3.5. UK

9.3.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.3.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.3.5.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.3.6. Germany

9.3.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.3.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.3.6.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.3.7. France

9.3.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.3.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.3.7.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.3.8. Italy

9.3.8.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.3.8.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.3.8.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.3.9. Rest of Europe

9.3.9.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.3.9.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.3.9.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.4. Asia-Pacific

9.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020–2027

9.4.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.4.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.4.4. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.4.5. China

9.4.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.4.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.4.5.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.4.6. Japan

9.4.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.4.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.4.6.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.4.7. India

9.4.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.4.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.4.7.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.4.8. Rest of Asia-Pacific

9.4.8.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.4.8.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.4.8.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.5. Middle East & Africa

9.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020–2027

9.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.5.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.5.4. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.5.5. Saudi Arabia

9.5.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.5.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.5.5.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.5.6. UAE

9.5.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.5.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.5.6.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.5.7. Rest of Middle East & Africa

9.5.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.5.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.5.7.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.6. South America

9.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Country, 2020–2027

9.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.6.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.6.4. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.6.5. Brazil

9.6.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.6.5.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.6.5.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.6.6. Argentina

9.6.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.6.6.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.6.6.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

9.6.7. Rest of South America

9.6.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

9.6.7.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Component, 2020–2027

9.6.7.3. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Fit, 2020–2027

10. Competitive Landscape

10.1. Competitive Scenario

10.1.1. Competitive Overview

10.1.2. Competitive Benchmarking

10.1.3. Market Share Analysis

11. Company Profiles

11.1. Collins Aerospace (part of United Technologies Corporation)

11.1.1. Company Overview

11.1.2. Product Offering

11.1.3. Financial Overview

11.1.4. Key Developments

11.1.5. Swot Analysis

11.1.6. Strategy

11.2. Esterline Technologies Corporation

11.2.1. Company Overview

11.2.2. Product Offering

11.2.3. Financial Overview

11.2.4. Key Developments

11.2.5. Swot Analysis

11.2.6. Strategy

11.3. Garmin Ltd.

11.3.1. Company Overview

11.3.2. Product Offering

11.3.3. Financial Overview

11.3.4. Key Developments

11.3.5. Swot Analysis

11.3.6. Strategy

11.4. General Electric Company

11.4.1. Company Overview

11.4.2. Product Offering

11.4.3. Financial Overview

11.4.4. Key Developments

11.4.5. Swot Analysis

11.4.6. Strategy

11.5. Honeywell International Inc.

11.5.1. Company Overview

11.5.2. Product Offering

11.5.3. Financial Overview

11.5.4. Key Developments

11.5.5. Swot Analysis

11.5.6. Strategy

11.6. Innovative Solutions & Support Inc.

11.6.1. Company Overview

11.6.2. Product Offering

11.6.3. Financial Overview

11.6.4. Key Developments

11.6.5. Swot Analysis

11.6.6. Strategy

11.7. Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc. (part of Boeing)

11.7.1. Company Overview

11.7.2. Product Offering

11.7.3. Financial Overview

11.7.4. Key Developments

11.7.5. Swot Analysis

11.7.6. Strategy

11.8. NAVBLUE S.A.S. (part of Airbus)

11.8.1. Company Overview

11.8.2. Product Offering

11.8.3. Financial Overview

11.8.4. Key Developments

11.8.5. Swot Analysis

11.8.6. Strategy

11.9. Thales SA

11.9.1. Company Overview

11.9.2. Product Offering

11.9.3. Financial Overview

11.9.4. Key Developments

11.9.5. Swot Analysis

11.9.6. Strategy

11.10. Universal Avionics Systems Corporation (part of Elbit Systems Ltd.)

11.10.1. Company Overview

11.10.2. Product Offering

11.10.3. Financial Overview

11.10.4. Key Developments

11.10.5. Swot Analysis

11.10.6. Strategy


List of Tables

Table 1 Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 2 North America: Flight Management Systems Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 3 Europe: Flight Management Systems Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 4 Asia-Pacific: Flight Management Systems Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 5 Middle East & Africa: Flight Management Systems Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 6 South America: Flight Management Systems Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 7 Global Flight Management Systems Aircraft Type Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 8 North America: Flight Management Systems Aircraft Type Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 9 Europe: Flight Management Systems Aircraft Type Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 10 Asia-Pacific: Flight Management Systems Aircraft Type Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 11 Middle East & Africa: Flight Management Systems Aircraft Type Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 12 South America: Flight Management Systems Aircraft Type Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 13 Global Flight Management Systems Component Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 14 North America: Flight Management Systems Component Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 15 Europe: Flight Management Systems Component Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 16 Asia-Pacific: Flight Management Systems Component Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 17 Middle East & Africa: Flight Management Systems Component Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 18 South America: Flight Management Systems Component Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 19 Global Flight Management System Fit Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 20 North America: Flight Management System Fit Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 21 Europe: Flight Management System Fit Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 22 Asia-Pacific: Flight Management System Fit Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 23 Middle East & Africa: Flight Management System Fit Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 24 South America: Flight Management System Fit Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 25 Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Region, 2020–2027

Table 26 Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

Table 27 Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Component, 2020–2027

Table 28 Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Fit, 2020–2027

Table 29 North America: Flight Management Systems Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 30 North America: Flight Management Systems Market, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

Table 31 North America: Flight Management Systems Market, by Component, 2020–2027

Table 32 North America: Flight Management Systems Market, by Fit, 2020–2027

Table 33 Europe: Flight Management Systems Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 34 Europe: Flight Management Systems Market, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

Table 35 Europe: Flight Management Systems Market, by Component, 2020–2027

Table 36 Europe: Flight Management Systems Market, by Fit, 2020–2027

Table 37 Asia-Pacific: Flight Management Systems Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 38 Asia-Pacific: Flight Management Systems Market, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

Table 39 Asia-Pacific: Flight Management Systems Market, by Component, 2020–2027

Table 40 Asia-Pacific: Flight Management Systems Market, by Fit, 2020–2027

Table 41 Middle East & Africa: Flight Management Systems Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 42 Middle East & Africa: Flight Management Systems Market, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

Table 43 Middle East & Africa: Flight Management Systems Market, by Component, 2020–2027

Table 44 Middle East & Africa: Flight Management Systems Market, by Fit, 2020–2027

Table 45 South America: Flight Management Systems Market, by Country, 2020–2027

Table 46 South America: Flight Management Systems Market, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027

Table 47 South America: Flight Management Systems Market, by Component, 2020–2027

Table 48 South America: Flight Management Systems Market, by Fit, 2020–2027


List Of Figures

FIGURE 1 Research Process of MRFR

FIGURE 2 Top-Down & Bottom-Up Approaches

FIGURE 3 Market Dynamics

FIGURE 4 Impact Analysis: Market Drivers

FIGURE 5 Impact Analysis: Market Restraints

FIGURE 6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

FIGURE 7 Value Chain Analysis

FIGURE 8 Global Flight Management Systems Market Share, by Aircraft Type, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 9 Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Aircraft Type, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 10 Global Flight Management Systems Market Share, by Component, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 11 Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Component, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 12 Global Flight Management Systems Market Share, by Fit, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 13 Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Fit, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 14 Global Flight Management Systems Market Share (%), By Region, 2020

FIGURE 15 Global Flight Management Systems Market, by Region, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 16 North America: Flight Management Systems Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 17 North America: Flight Management Systems Market by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 18 Europe: Flight Management Systems Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 19 Europe: Flight Management Systems Market by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 20 Asia-Pacific: Flight Management Systems Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 21 Asia-Pacific: Flight Management Systems Market by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 22 Middle East & Africa Flight Management Systems Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 23 Middle East & Africa Flight Management Systems Market by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 24 South America Flight Management Systems Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 25 South America Flight Management Systems Market by Country, 2020–2027 (USD Million)