VHF Air Ground Communication Stations Market Research Report - Forecast to 2027

VHF Air-Ground Communication Stations Market Research Report: by Type (Desktop Air-Ground Communication Stations, Portable Air-Ground Communication Stations), by Application (Air Traffic Control System, Civil Aviation Air-Ground Communication, Military Aviation Communication, Others), and Region - Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/5747-CR | January 2019 | Region: Global | 105 pages

VHF Air Ground Communication Stations Market Overview


The global VHF air-ground communication stations market is expected to reach a valuation of USD 569.9 million by 2023, as per the report by Market Research Future (MRFR). It can showcase a CAGR of 15.46% over the forecast period (2018-2023). VHF- Very High-Frequency communication stations are a perfect source or medium of communication between the pilots flying the aircraft and the air traffic controllers. They are designed and developed to offer a smooth and effective channel to exchange crucial information as we as other data that can assist the pilots while flying. The VHF spectrums that were utilized for obtaining signals on radios and television now have successfully penetrated communication avionics. Well, the rising implementation of these things can be attributed to the rising cases of the signal being lost between pilots and air traffic controllers. Such incidents can lead to accidents or crashes.


The ongoing technological advances in the VHF air-ground communication station system have made them a popular device in the field of military and civil aviation. On the other hand, leading component manufacturers, different government agencies, and other companies are now introducing advanced communication technologies. This will further support the market growth. What’s more? The upward trend in air traffic due to rising income levels and reopening for airports after the COVID-19 related restrictions will also trigger the demand in the VHF air-ground communication stations market. All the airports are now integrating the newest communication systems to offer the passenger a maximum level of safety.


The VHF Air Ground Communication Stations Market analysis report suggests the market will cross USD 569.9 million mark by the end of 2023. Besides, during the forecast period, i.e., from 2018 to 2023, the CAGR- Compound Annual Growth Rate will be 15.46 per cent.


This market report offers a holistic evaluation of this global market for the forecast period (2018–2023). It studies different market segments, trends as well as factors that can both positively and negatively affect the market. The readers will also get a clear understanding of market restraints and drivers from this report. The Global VHF Air Ground Communication Stations Market research report offers an outlook on the recent development of the market.


COVID-19 Analysis


The COVID-19 pandemic had affected the global market in three major ways. These are by creating market and supply chain disruption, by creating a financial impact on the global financial market and companies, and by affecting the production and demand. However, now, the global VHF desktop air ground communications stations market is normalizing as most of the airports across the world have started their operation. On the other hand, the VHF communication system manufacturers also have increased their production capacity to meet the global demand.


Major Variables of the Market


Market Drivers


It is predicted that growing air traffic in different countries for various applications will be a major driving factor for this market. There is a huge rise in online purchasing from international markets, which requires faster transportation facility and air delivery is the best option for that. There is a rising demand for vhf communication system in aircraft. This will support the market growth. On the other hand, the emergence of wireless communication systems can also trigger market growth.


Market Challenges


The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected the air travel services in different countries, and airports in some countries are now operating at full capacity. If it continues for some more months or years, it can have a negative impact on this market.


Market Opportunities


Technological innovation in this system has enhanced the communication capabilities of the devices. On the other hand, the advanced software system also has made the overall communication. These systems are also widely used in unmanned aerial vehicles. All these things will create some amazing growth opportunities for the global VHF air-ground communication station market.


Restraints


As per the study, the global VHF Air Ground Communication Stations Market will face some major threats from the slow approval of licenses that can allow the stations to function within a very high frequency. On the other hand, this market requires massive investments in terms of power, energy, terms of money, infrastructure, and more. All these things are projected to negatively affect the growth rate of this market during the forecast period.


Cumulative Market Evaluation


The detailed evaluation of the global VHF air grounded communication stations market has projected that the market will witness an attractive growth rate during the forecast period. Some of the major drivers for the market will be the increasing number of airports and the rise in the adoption of the VHF communication system in the field of the military. Besides, key players’ merger and acquisition practices also create more growth opportunities for the market.


Major Market Segments


By type


On the basis of type, the global vhf air ground communication stations industry is divided into portable and desktop VHF air ground communication stations. Even though the desktop stations have been witnessing a decent growth since 2017, during the forecast period, the portable stations are projected to witness massive growth. The primary reason behind this is the rapid digitization of different communication technologies. Besides, airports are now shifting from legacy systems to the most advanced systems. On the other hand, low maintenance costs of portable systems will increase the adoption rate, supporting the market growth.


By Application


Based on application, the market is divided into military aviation, air traffic control system, and civil aviation air ground communication system. It is projected that the air traffic system segment will be a leading, supporting factor of this market growth. The high rate of lost signals between ground control staff and pilots can be a major reason behind this. On the other hand, civil aviation will be a major application. This can be attributed to the increasing number of airports across the world.


Regional Analysis


Considering the region, the global VHF air ground communication stations market is segmented into the Asia Pacific, North America, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, and Europe. The report suggests that North America’s regional market may enjoy good growth due to increasing investments by the American airports to upgrade their communication system. Besides, increasing feel numbers can be a major driving factor. However, the Asia Pacific market is projected to demonstrate the higher Compound Annual Growth Rate due to the increasing adoption of advanced and next-generation technology. On the other hand, countries like India, Japan, China, and South Korea are now using VHF communication technologies at military bases and airports for navigation purposes.


Competitive Intensity in the Market


This market report studies some major market players who are dominating the global VHF air ground communication stations market. Besides, it also offers an insight into the leading players’ financial statements. Furthermore, the readers will also get to know about the product benchmarking, recent developments, and SWOT analysis. The companies are following some inorganic growth strategies for market expansion. The report suggests that the market players primarily focus on more mergers and acquisitions along with better product development. Some of the leading companies, which are projected to dominate this global vhf desktop air ground communications stations market during the forecast period, are:



  • Rockwell Collins

  • Raytheon Company

  • Viasat Inc.

  • Becker Avionic.

  • Selex ES

  • Rohde & Schwarz

  • Thales Group

  • Honeywell International

  • Spaceon and more.


Recent Market Development


In September 2021, Becker Avionics, a popular aviation industry supplier, entered into a partnership with Iris Automation to develop equipment that can detect and warn pilots about potential threatening and nearby aircraft.


Raytheon Intelligence and Space & Collins Aerospace are now teaming up to sign a contract where they will improve the FAA telecommunication infrastructure by deploying more secure and advanced technologies.


Report Overview


This comprehensive vhf desktop air ground communications stations market report offers a complete analysis of the global VHF air ground communication station market. The market analysis estimates covered in this report are the result of in-house expert review, primary and secondary market research, and more. The results have been developed by carefully analyzing the impact of different economic factors, political as well as social factors. Besides, the experts have also considered the current VHF air ground communication station market dynamics.


Besides, the report also covers Porter’s Five Forces analysis, market constraints, driving factors, opportunities, and more. What’s more? This detailed market report also focuses on the VHF air ground communication stations market’s competitive landscape.


Key Market Segments


By Type



  • Portable VHF Air-ground communication station.

  • Desktop VHF Air-grounded communication station.


By Application



  • Air traffic control system

  • Military aviation communication.

  • Civil aviation communication



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The market value by 2023 could be USD 569.9 million.

The market can attain a CAGR of 15.46% in the years ahead.

Emerging trend of wireless communication boosted by network communication technologies has resulted in substantial developments in VHF-based communication systems, which can induce market growth in the ensuing years.

Infrequent approval of licenses to operate within the VHF spectrum can slow down the market growth during the evaluation period.

North America handles the highest ratio of air traffic, which augers its market position. The strong presence of renowned communication system component manufacturers such as Rockwell Collins, and Raytheon also helps the region maintain its lead in the global market.

The key types mentioned in the market report are Desktop Air-Ground Communication Station as well as Portable Air-Ground Communication Station.

Air traffic control systems have remained the leading application-based segment since 2017.

1 Executive Summary


2 Market Introduction

2.1 Definition 15

2.2 Scope of the Study 15

2.3 List of Assumptions 15

2.4 Market Structure 16

3 Research Methodology

3.1 Research Process 18

3.2 Primary Research 19

3.3 Secondary Research 19

3.4 Market Size Estimation 20

3.5 Forecast Model 21

4 Market Dynamics

4.1 Introduction 23

4.2 Drivers 23

4.2.1 Emergence of Wireless Air-Ground Communication 23

4.2.2 Technological Advancements in Aircraft Communications 23

4.2.3 Increase in Aircraft Deliveries 24

4.3 Restraints 24

4.3.1 Issues Associated with the Availability of Radio Spectrum 24

4.3.2 High Capital Requirement 25

4.4 Opportunities 25

4.4.1 Increase in Demand for Next-Generation Air-Ground Communications 25

4.4.2 Commercialization of UAV 25

5 Market Factor Analysis

5.1 Porter’s Five Forces Model 27

5.1.1 Threat of New Entrants 27

5.1.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 28

5.1.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers 28

5.1.4 Threat of Substitutes 28

5.1.5 Rivalry 28

5.2 Supply Chain Analysis 29

5.2.1 Raw Material Supply 29

5.2.2 Component Manufacturing 29

5.2.3 Component Procurement and Installation 29

5.2.4 End-Use 29

6 Global VHF Air-Ground Communication Stations Market, By Type

6.1 Overview 31

6.1.1 Desktop Air-Ground Communication Stations 31

6.1.2 Portable Air-Ground Communication Station 31

7 Global VHF Air-Ground Communication Stations Market, By Application

7.1 Overview 34

7.1.1 Air Traffic Control System 34

7.1.2 Civil Aviation Air-Ground Communication 34

7.1.3 Military Aviation Communication 35

7.1.4 Others 35

8 Global VHF Air-Ground Communication Stations Market, By Region

8.1 Overview 37

8.2 North America 38

8.2.1 US 42

8.2.2 Canada 43

8.2.3 Mexico 44

8.3 Europe 45

8.3.1 France 47

8.3.2 UK 49

8.3.3 Germany 50

8.3.4 Russia 51

8.3.5 Italy 52

8.4 Asia-Pacific 53

8.4.1 China 55

8.4.2 Southeast Asia 56

8.4.3 India 57

8.4.4 Japan 58

8.4.5 South Korea 59

8.5 South America 61

8.5.1 Brazil 64

8.5.2 Argentina 65

8.5.3 Columbia 66

8.6 Middle East & Africa 67

8.6.1 Saudi Arabia 70

8.6.2 UAE 72

8.6.3 South Africa 73

8.6.4 Egypt 74

8.6.5 Nigeria 75

9 Competitive Landscape

9.1 Competitive Scenario 78

9.2 Market Share Analysis 78

10 Company Profiles

10.1 Rohde & Schwarz 80

10.1.1 Company Overview 80

10.1.2 Financial Overview 80

10.1.3 Product Offerings 80

10.1.4 Key Developments 81

10.1.5 SWOT Analysis 81

10.1.6 Key Strategy 81

10.2 Northrop Grumman Corporation 82

10.2.1 Company Overview 82

10.2.2 Financial Overview 82

10.2.3 Products Offerings 83

10.2.4 Key Developments 83

10.2.5 SWOT Analysis 83

10.2.6 Key Strategy 83

10.3 Selex ES (Leonardo) 84

10.3.1 Company Overview 84

10.3.2 Financial Overview 84

10.3.3 Product Offerings 85

10.3.4 Key Developments 85

10.3.5 SWOT Analysis 86

10.3.6 Key Strategy 86

10.4 Becker Avionics 87

10.4.1 Company Overview 87

10.4.2 Financial Overview 87

10.4.3 Product Offerings 87

10.4.4 Key Developments 88

10.4.5 SWOT Analysis 88

10.4.6 Key Strategy 88

10.5 Viasat Inc. 89

10.5.1 Company Overview 89

10.5.2 Financial Overview 89

10.5.3 Product Offerings 90

10.5.4 Key Developments 90

10.5.5 SWOT Analysis 90

10.5.6 Key Strategy 91

10.6 Spaceon 92

10.6.1 Company Overview 92

10.6.2 Financial Overview 92

10.6.3 Product Offerings 92

10.6.4 Key Developments 93

10.6.5 SWOT Analysis 93

10.6.6 Key Strategy 93

10.7 Rockwell Collins 94

10.7.1 Company Overview 94

10.7.2 Financial Overview 94

10.7.3 Product Offerings 95

10.7.4 Key Developments 95

10.7.5 SWOT Analysis 96

10.7.6 Key Strategy 96

10.8 Honeywell International Inc. 97

10.8.1 Company Overview 97

10.8.2 Financial Overview 97

10.8.3 Product Offerings 98

10.8.4 Key Developments 98

10.8.5 SWOT Analysis 98

10.8.6 Key Strategy 98

10.9 Raytheon Company 99

10.9.1 Company Overview 99

10.9.2 Financial Overview 99

10.9.3 Product Offerings 100

10.9.4 Key Developments 100

10.9.5 SWOT Analysis 100

10.9.6 Key Strategy 100

10.10 Thales Group 101

10.10.1 Company Overview 101

10.10.2 Financial Overview 101

10.10.3 Product Offerings 102

10.10.4 Key Developments 102

10.10.5 SWOT Analysis 102

10.10.6 Key Strategy 102

11 Appendix

11.1 List of References 104

12 List of Tables

TABLE 1 MARKET SYNOPSIS 13

TABLE 2 LIST OF ASSUMPTIONS 15

TABLE 3 GLOBAL: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 32

TABLE 4 GLOBAL: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 35

TABLE 5 VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY REGION, 2020-2027 (UNITS) 37

TABLE 6 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY REGION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 38

TABLE 7 VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY REGION, 2020-2027 (UNITS) 39

TABLE 8 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY REGION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 39

TABLE 9 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 40

TABLE 10 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 40

TABLE 11 US: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 42

TABLE 12 US: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 42

TABLE 13 CANADA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 43

TABLE 14 CANADA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 43

TABLE 15 MEXICO: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 44

TABLE 16 MEXICO: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 44

TABLE 17 EUROPE: VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (UNITS) 45

TABLE 18 EUROPE: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 46

TABLE 19 EUROPE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 46

TABLE 20 EUROPE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 47

TABLE 21 FRANCE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 48

TABLE 22 FRANCE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 48

TABLE 23 UK: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 49

TABLE 24 UK: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 49

TABLE 25 GERMANY: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 50

TABLE 26 GERMANY: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 50

TABLE 27 RUSSIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 51

TABLE 28 RUSSIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 51

TABLE 29 ITALY: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 52

TABLE 30 ITALY: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 52

TABLE 31 ASIA-PACIFIC: VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (UNITS) 53

TABLE 32 ASIA-PACIFIC: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 54

TABLE 33 ASIA-PACIFIC: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 54

TABLE 34 ASIA-PACIFIC: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 55

TABLE 35 CHINA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 56

TABLE 36 CHINA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 56

TABLE 37 SOUTHEAST ASIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 57

TABLE 38 SOUTHEAST ASIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 57

TABLE 39 INDIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 58

TABLE 40 INDIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 58

TABLE 41 JAPAN: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 59

TABLE 42 JAPAN: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 59

TABLE 43 SOUTH KOREA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 60

TABLE 44 SOUTH KOREA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 60

TABLE 45 SOUTH AMERICA: VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (UNITS) 61

TABLE 46 SOUTH AMERICA: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 61

TABLE 47 SOUTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 62

TABLE 48 SOUTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 64

TABLE 49 BRAZIL: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 64

TABLE 50 BRAZIL: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 65

TABLE 51 ARGENTINA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 65

TABLE 52 ARGENTINA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 66

TABLE 53 COLUMBIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 66

TABLE 54 COLUMBIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 67

TABLE 55 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (UNITS) 68

TABLE 56 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 68

TABLE 57 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 69

TABLE 58 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 70

TABLE 59 SAUDI ARABIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 70

TABLE 60 SAUDI ARABIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 72

TABLE 61 UAE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 72

TABLE 62 UAE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 73

TABLE 63 SOUTH AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 73

TABLE 64 SOUTH AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 74

TABLE 65 EGYPT: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 74

TABLE 66 EGYPT: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 75

TABLE 67 NIGERIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 75

TABLE 68 NIGERIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 76

TABLE 69 ROHDE & SCHWARZ: PRODUCT OFFERINGS 80

TABLE 70 ROHDE & SCHWARZ: KEY DEVELOPMENTS 81

TABLE 71 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION: PRODUCT OFFERINGS 83

TABLE 72 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION: KEY DEVELOPMENTS 83

TABLE 73 SELEX ES: PRODUCT OFFERINGS 85

TABLE 74 SELEX ES: KEY DEVELOPMENTS 85

TABLE 75 BECKER AVIONICS: PRODUCT OFFERINGS 87

TABLE 76 BECKER AVIONICS: KEY DEVELOPMENTS 88

TABLE 77 VIASAT INC.: PRODUCT OFFERINGS 90

TABLE 78 VIASAT INC.: KEY DEVELOPMENTS 90

TABLE 79 SPACEON: PRODUCT OFFERINGS 92

TABLE 80 SPACEON: KEY DEVELOPMENTS 93

TABLE 81 ROCKWELL COLLINS: PRODUCT OFFERINGS 95

TABLE 82 ROCKWELL COLLINS: KEY DEVELOPMENTS 95

TABLE 83 HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.: PRODUCT OFFERINGS 98

TABLE 84 HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.: KEY DEVELOPMENTS 98

TABLE 85 RAYTHEON COMPANY: PRODUCT OFFERINGS 100

TABLE 86 RAYTHEON COMPANY: KEY DEVELOPMENTS 100

TABLE 87 THALES GROUP: PRODUCT OFFERINGS 102

TABLE 88 THALES GROUP: KEY DEVELOPMENTS 102


13 List of Figures


FIGURE 1 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET: MARKET STRUCTURE 16

FIGURE 2 RESEARCH PROCESS OF MRFR 18

FIGURE 3 TOP-DOWN & BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 21

FIGURE 4 DRO ANALYSIS OF THE GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET 23

FIGURE 5 GROSS ORDERS IN 2020 24

FIGURE 6 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS OF THE GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET 27

FIGURE 7 SUPPLY CHAIN: GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET 29

FIGURE 8 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020 (% SHARE) 31

FIGURE 9 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020 (% SHARE) 34

FIGURE 10 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, BY REGION, 2020 (% SHARE) 37

FIGURE 11 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2020 (% SHARE) 38

FIGURE 12 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020 (% SHARE) 39

FIGURE 13 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020 (% SHARE) 40

FIGURE 14 EUROPE: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2020 (% SHARE) 45

FIGURE 15 EUROPE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020(% SHARE) 46

FIGURE 16 EUROPE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020(% SHARE) 47

FIGURE 17 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2020 (% SHARE) 53

FIGURE 18 ASIA-PACIFIC: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020(% SHARE) 54

FIGURE 19 ASIA-PACIFIC: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020(% SHARE) 55

FIGURE 20 SOUTH AMERICA: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2018 (% SHARE) 61

FIGURE 21 SOUTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020(% SHARE) 62

FIGURE 22 SOUTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2020(% SHARE) 62

FIGURE 23 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2020 (% SHARE) 67

FIGURE 24 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020 (% SHARE) 69

FIGURE 25 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, (% SHARE) 69

FIGURE 26 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, 2020 78

FIGURE 27 ROHDE & SCHWARZ: SWOT ANALYSIS 81

FIGURE 28 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION: SWOT ANALYSIS 83

FIGURE 29 SELEX ES: SWOT ANALYSIS 86

FIGURE 30 BECKER AVIONICS: SWOT ANALYSIS 88

FIGURE 31 VIASAT INC.: SWOT ANALYSIS 90

FIGURE 32 SPACEON: SWOT ANALYSIS 93

FIGURE 33 ROCKWELL COLLINS: SWOT ANALYSIS 96

FIGURE 34 HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.: SWOT ANALYSIS 98

FIGURE 35 RAYTHEON COMPANY: SWOT ANALYSIS 100

FIGURE 36 THALES GROUP: TOTAL REVENUE, 2020 (USD MILLION) 101

FIGURE 37 THALES GROUP: SWOT ANALYSIS 102


Global VHF Air-Ground Communication Stations Market: Competitive Landscape


Thales Group, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rockwell Collins, and Honeywell International Inc.  are the five major players operating in the global VHF air-ground communication stations market. Thales Group held the largest share among top five players with a share of 28.67%, in 2017, followed by Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rockwell Collins with respective shares of 24.16% and 20.35%. These companies continue to retain their strong global presence through expansions, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships & collaborations, and extensive product portfolio.


Thales Group, the leading player of the market, is focusing on market diversification of its existing products, developing innovative products, and expansion of its avionics product portfolio. The company is focusing on collaborating with the major players in the VHF air-ground communications stations market. This would simultaneously help improve the company’s position in the VHF air-ground communication stations market and enhance its presence across the globe.


Northrop Grumman Corporation will continue to experience significant changes to its business practices, globally, as a result of an increased focus on affordability, business systems, efficiencies, recovery of costs, and a reprioritization of available defense funds. Northrop Grumman Corporation is significantly investing in research and development (R&D) to support future technologies and mission solutions. Moreover, the company is focusing on to increase their sales to customers outside the US.


Rockwell Collins is focusing on contracts from the US government to improve its overall financial position. As the company has a large customer base, along with good brand equity, the provision of new product offerings would revamp their revenue. This would simultaneously help improve the company’s position in the VHF air-ground communication stations market.


Honeywell International Inc. is primarily focused on business opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. The company mainly targets the business in the aircraft communication systems market and tries to develop innovative products. It also tries to acquire more contracts by establishing strategic partnerships with other players in the VHF air-ground communications stations market to offer combined solutions.


The leading players, as mentioned above, are dominating the market due to their wide product offering, vast industry experience, and geographic reach. These players may strengthen their presence worldwide through strategic partnerships and acquisitions during the forecast period. Players with access to better technologies can develop unique and innovative products and services, which could render the competitors’ offerings, obsolete. The competitive environment in the market is likely to intensify further due to the increasing number of contracts and acquisitions.