VHF Air Ground Communication Stations Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2023

Global 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 2023

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

Market Overview


Air-ground communication systems offer a medium of transmission of secure data between air traffic controllers and pilots. The VHF or very high frequency bandwidth has been integrated into multiple aircraft for communicating securely in the 117.975-137 MHz range. The steady rise in air traffic has made it vital for airports to adopt air-ground communication stations to prevent accidents and ensure the efficiency of airlines. 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).


Rising trend of wireless communication made popular by network communication technologies has led to significant developments in VHF-based communication systems. This is likely to augur massive growth of the VHF air-ground communication stations market till 2023. Rising air traffic volume and declining prices of airfares are predicted to elicit the demand for secure systems. In addition, the focus of communication component manufacturers in developing next-generation systems can fuel the VHF air-ground communication stations market till 2023.


But infrequent approval of licenses to operate within the VHF spectrum can pose a challenge to the market growth. High wherewithal required to make a mark in the market is another growth deterrent.


Report Overview


The VHF air-ground communication stations market report covers all the stages from raw material acquisition to end-use. Its granular outlook on the supply chain is likely to deliver keen insights for buyers. In addition, it covers trends, factors, opportunities, and policies pertaining to manufacture on the basis of type, application, and region. Recent developments are added to provide readers a fair view of the market. Identification of key players coupled with competitive intelligence have also been included.


Segmentation Analysis


To provide an in-depth look in the industry, the global VHF air-ground communication stations market is segmented by type and application. Based on type, the VHF air-ground communication stations market can be segmented into desktop and portable VHF air-ground communication stations. By application, it is segmented into air traffic control system, civil aviation air-ground communication, military aviation communication, and others. ‘Others’ comprise disaster relief operations, search and rescue, and others.


Regional Analysis


Region-specific analysis of the VHF air-ground communication stations market encompasses latest trends across five major regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), South America, and the Middle East & Africa (MEA). Among these, North America was responsible for ordering nearly 25 thousand units. This can be attributed to the region handling largest ratio of air traffic and presence of communication system component manufacturers such as Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, among others. The region can lead the global market till 2023.


Key Players


Prominent names profiled in the VHF air-ground communication stations market report include Rohde & Schwarz (Germany), Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.), Selex ES (U.S.), Becker Avionics (U.S.), Viasat Inc. (U.S.), Spaceon (China), Rockwell Collins (U.S.), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), Raytheon Company (U.S.), Thales Group (France), and others.


Research Methodology


This research is the outcome of expert analysis conducted by skilled researchers of the Market Research Future (MRFR) who ensured that the best-suited methodologies have been integrated. The extensive report has two distinct stages; primary and secondary. In the primary stage, data is collected from interviews with the market doyens and then analyzed as per the standard parameters. The secondary approach has a detailed analysis of the market with a microcosmic view of the entire industry. The report also includes trends, factors and expert inputs that provide a holistic view of the entire market.


Analysis Period



  • Base Year - 2017

  • Projection Period - From 2018 to 2023

  • Market Valuation - USD Million

  • Market Volume - Thousand Units


For the scope of the report, the VHF air-ground communication stations market is segmented in the following manner


Type



  • Desktop Air-Ground Communication Station

  • Portable Air-Ground Communication Station


Application



  • Air Traffic Control System

  • Civil Aviation Air-Ground Communication

  • Military Aviation Communication

  • Others


Region


North America

  • The U.S.

  • Canada

  • Mexico


Europe

  • The U.K.

  • Germany

  • Russia

  • France

  • Italy

  • Rest of Europe 


Asia Pacific

  • India

  • Japan

  • China

  • South Korea

  • Southeast Asia

  • Rest of Asia Pacific 


Latin America

  • Brazil

  • Argentina

  • Colombia 


The Middle East & Africa

  • UAE

  • Nigeria

  • Saudi Arabia

  • South Africa



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.

Global VHF Air-Ground Communication Stations Market - Summary


The global VHF air-ground communication stations market is poised to touch USD 569.9 million by 2023. It is likely to expand at a CAGR of 15.46% during the forecast period (2018-2023). VHF spectrums which were used for receiving signals on televisions and radios have successfully penetrated communication avionics. The implementation of these bands can be attributed to signals being lost between air traffic towers and pilots, which can result in accidents.


Technological advances in VHF communication systems have led to their implementation in civil and military aviation. This is furthered by collaborations between government agencies, component manufacturers, and other industries for developing next-generation technologies. Furthermore, the sharp uptick in air traffic owing to disposable income of consumers is likely to trigger the demand in the VHF air-ground communication stations market. Airports will integrate the latest systems to ensure the safety of passengers. This can culminate in the acquisition of aircraft with these systems.


Industry Trend


Upgradation of airports and their systems to ensure their performance and pave the way for digitized communication. Policies rolled out by aviation agencies to ensure the implementation of VHF communication systems is likely to bode well for the market. Recently, Federal Aviation Administration, a federal aviation agency in the U.S., has ensured its execution by doling out the Next-Generation Air to Ground Communication (NEXCOM) program culminating in a major opportunity for players.


In addition, recent commercialization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones for flight monitoring and surveillance purposes has also offered ample scope of growth for the VHF air-ground communication stations market.


Segmentation


The VHF air-ground communication stations market has been segmented on the basis of type and application.


By type, it is segmented into desktop and portable VHF air-ground communication stations. Desktop stations had a higher market share in 2017 owing to enhanced operational efficiency, low pilot workload, and ability to transmit information between different radio channels. On the other hand, portable communication stations are expected surge in growth thanks to digitization of communication technologies and the shift from legacy to advanced systems by most airlines. In addition, high safety levels, low staff requirement, and low maintenance costs are benefits which can lead to its adoption.


By application, it is segmented into civil aviation air-ground communication, military aviation communication, air traffic control system, and others. Air traffic control systems is touted to be the biggest application of the VHF air-ground communication stations market. This can be attributed to high rate of lost connection signals between airline pilots and ground control staff. Civil aviation air-ground communication is the second biggest application owing to establishmen of airports to control the mass volume of passenger traffic.


Regional Insights


Geographically, the VHF air-ground communication stations market spans across North America, Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa (MEA).


The North America region dominated the global market thanks to presence of various airline carriers, high amount of passenger traffic, and various communication system manufacturers. In addition, the plans to increase the fleet numbers can boost the demand for communication stations exponentially. The regional VHF air-ground communication stations market growth can explode owing to investments by airports in upgrading their systems.


The Europe region can experience massive growth due to Italy, France, Germany, and U.K. The expansion to existing aircraft fleet by carriers in the region combined with collaborations between carriers and system assemblers can bode well for the market. Implementations in airports has reduced the provider abort (PA) numbers considerably.


The APAC market is predicted to exhibit the highest CAGR owing to adoption of next-generation communication technologies by airports in China, India, South Korea, and Japan. Agreements between communication station assemblers and airports to provide VHF air-ground data links to ensure open communication channels can augur well for the market.


Competitive Dashboard


Becker Avionics (U.S.), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany), Selex ES (U.S.), Raytheon Company (U.S.), Viasat Inc. (U.S.), Spaceon (China), Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.), Rockwell Collins (U.S.), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), and Thales Group (France) are some of the reputed players in the VHF air-ground communication stations market.


 

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TABLE OF CONTENT

2.1 Definition 15

2.2 Scope of the Study 15

2.3 List of Assumptions 15

2.4 Market Structure 16

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

4.1 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

5.1 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

6.1 Overview 31

6.1.1 Desktop Air-Ground Communication Stations 31

6.1.2 Portable Air-Ground Communication Station 31

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

8.1 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

9.1 Competitive Scenario 78

9.2 Market Share Analysis 78

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

11.1 List of References 104

TABLE 1 MARKET SYNOPSIS 13

TABLE 2 LIST OF ASSUMPTIONS 15

TABLE 3 GLOBAL: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 32

TABLE 4 GLOBAL: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 35

TABLE 5 VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY REGION, 2013-2025 (UNITS) 37

TABLE 6 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2025 (USD MILLION) 38

TABLE 7 VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY REGION, 2013-2025 (UNITS) 39

TABLE 8 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2025 (USD MILLION) 39

TABLE 9 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 40

TABLE 10 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 40

TABLE 11 US: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 42

TABLE 12 US: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 42

TABLE 13 CANADA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 43

TABLE 14 CANADA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 43

TABLE 15 MEXICO: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 44

TABLE 16 MEXICO: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 44

TABLE 17 EUROPE: VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2025 (UNITS) 45

TABLE 18 EUROPE: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2025 (USD MILLION) 46

TABLE 19 EUROPE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 46

TABLE 20 EUROPE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 47

TABLE 21 FRANCE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 48

TABLE 22 FRANCE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 48

TABLE 23 UK: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 49

TABLE 24 UK: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 49

TABLE 25 GERMANY: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 50

TABLE 26 GERMANY: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 50

TABLE 27 RUSSIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 51

TABLE 28 RUSSIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 51

TABLE 29 ITALY: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 52

TABLE 30 ITALY: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 52

TABLE 31 ASIA-PACIFIC: VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2025 (UNITS) 53

TABLE 32 ASIA-PACIFIC: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2025 (USD MILLION) 54

TABLE 33 ASIA-PACIFIC: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 54

TABLE 34 ASIA-PACIFIC: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 55

TABLE 35 CHINA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 56

TABLE 36 CHINA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 56

TABLE 37 SOUTHEAST ASIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 57

TABLE 38 SOUTHEAST ASIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 57

TABLE 39 INDIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 58

TABLE 40 INDIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 58

TABLE 41 JAPAN: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 59

TABLE 42 JAPAN: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 59

TABLE 43 SOUTH KOREA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 60

TABLE 44 SOUTH KOREA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 60

TABLE 45 SOUTH AMERICA: VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2025 (UNITS) 61

TABLE 46 SOUTH AMERICA: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2025 (USD MILLION) 61

TABLE 47 SOUTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 62

TABLE 48 SOUTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 64

TABLE 49 BRAZIL: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 64

TABLE 50 BRAZIL: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 65

TABLE 51 ARGENTINA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 65

TABLE 52 ARGENTINA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 66

TABLE 53 COLUMBIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 66

TABLE 54 COLUMBIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 67

TABLE 55 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VOLUME OF VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2025 (UNITS) 68

TABLE 56 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2025 (USD MILLION) 68

TABLE 57 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 69

TABLE 58 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 70

TABLE 59 SAUDI ARABIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 70

TABLE 60 SAUDI ARABIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 72

TABLE 61 UAE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 72

TABLE 62 UAE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 73

TABLE 63 SOUTH AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 73

TABLE 64 SOUTH AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 74

TABLE 65 EGYPT: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 74

TABLE 66 EGYPT: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 75

TABLE 67 NIGERIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017-2023 (USD MILLION) 75

TABLE 68 NIGERIA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017-2023 (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


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 2017 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, 2017 (% SHARE) 31

FIGURE 9 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017 (% SHARE) 34

FIGURE 10 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, BY REGION, 2017 (% SHARE) 37

FIGURE 11 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2017 (% SHARE) 38

FIGURE 12 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017 (% SHARE) 39

FIGURE 13 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017 (% SHARE) 40

FIGURE 14 EUROPE: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2017 (% SHARE) 45

FIGURE 15 EUROPE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017(% SHARE) 46

FIGURE 16 EUROPE: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017(% SHARE) 47

FIGURE 17 NORTH AMERICA: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2017 (% SHARE) 53

FIGURE 18 ASIA-PACIFIC: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017(% SHARE) 54

FIGURE 19 ASIA-PACIFIC: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017(% 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, 2017(% SHARE) 62

FIGURE 22 SOUTH AMERICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017(% SHARE) 62

FIGURE 23 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2017 (% SHARE) 67

FIGURE 24 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2017 (% SHARE) 69

FIGURE 25 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: VHF AIR GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2017 (% SHARE) 69

FIGURE 26 GLOBAL VHF AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATION STATIONS MARKET SHARE, 2017 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, 2015-2017 (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.