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    Aerospace & Defense Ducting Market Report

    Aerospace & Defense Ducting Market Report
    Report code - SRAD107 Published On : Jan,2024 No. of Pages: 189
    Aerospace Duct Assemblies Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and G See more...

    Market Insights

    Ducts are critical components and play a pivotal role in aircraft fluid conveyance systems. The duct assemblies are designed to endure and perform optimally under highly demanding conditions. The process of bending and finishing the ducts is critical to ensure that the assembly can withstand the rigors of the environment. These duct assemblies are crafted from materials like nickel alloys and composites. Depending on their applications, ducts can be rigid, semi-rigid, or flexible, contributing to the efficient and reliable functioning of aircraft systems. 

    The aerospace industry underwent significant challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing disruptions in the supply chain, financial constraints, and global lockdowns. Additionally in the year 2022, the geopolitical conditions affected the recovery trajectory of the overall commercial aerospace industry, which, in turn, impacted the recovery of its stakeholders including duct suppliers. The aerospace duct assemblies market witnessed a colossal decline of more than 36% in 2020 amid the pandemic, quite aligned with the decline in aircraft production.

    However, the industry started rebounding in the year 2021 with the ramp-up in consumer confidence. Furthermore, an increasing penetration of composites to meet the increasing demand for lightweight fluid conveyance systems is likely to give impetus to the demand for duct assemblies. Overall, the aerospace duct assemblies market will likely rebound at a promising CAGR of 8.7% in the long run to reach US$ 3.3 Billion in 2028. In addition to that, huge order backlogs of commercial aircraft, and an expected rise in the production rate of the key aircraft programs are expected to fuel the demand for duct assemblies during the forecast period.

    Recent Market JVs and Acquisitions:

    • In September 2022, Parker-Hannifin Corp., a global leader in motion and control technologies, acquired Meggitt PLC to increase aerospace business significantly with complementary technologies.
    • In May 2021, Arlington Capital Partners acquired the composite business of Triumph Group, forming Qarbon Aerospace as a leader in aerospace composites.

    Market Segments' Analysis

    Segmentations

    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    Platform-Type Analysis

    Commercial Aircraft, Regional Aircraft, General Aviation, Helicopters, Military Aircraft, UAV, and Spacecraft

    Commercial aircraft is anticipated to remain the biggest demand generator for duct assemblies in the years to come.

    Pressure-Type Analysis

    Low-Pressure Duct Assemblies and High-Pressure Duct Assemblies

    High-pressure duct assemblies is expected to remain the most preferred for duct assemblies in the years to come.

    Material-Type Analysis

    Nickel-Chromium Alloys, Titanium & Alloys, Stainless Steel & Alloys, Composites, and Others

    Nickel-chromium alloys is anticipated to dominate the market whereas composites is expected to grow at the fastest rate.

    Application-Type Analysis

    Airframe, Engine, and Others

    Airframe is expected to remain the largest application for duct assemblies throughout the forecast period.

    Duct-Type Analysis

    Rigid Ducts, Semi-Rigid Ducts, and Flexible Ducts

    Rigid ducts is anticipated to remain the pioneer for duct assemblies during the study period.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and The Rest of the World

    North America is expected to remain the largest market over the next five years, whereas Asia-Pacific is likely to grow at the fastest rate.

     
     
    Based on the platform type, the aerospace duct assemblies market is segmented into commercial aircraft, regional aircraft, general aviation, helicopters, military aircraft, UAVs, and spacecraft. Due to the increase in production rates of important aircraft programs, commercial aircraft is expected to remain the largest and fastest-growing platform type in the market during the forecast period. Anticipated increases in the production rates of key commercial aircraft, including the B737, A320neo, B787, A350XWB, and B777x are expected to drive market demand in the upcoming years. Notably, aircraft programs like these are poised to create significant opportunities in the long term. According to Boeing's projections, the commercial aircraft fleet size is set to double over the next 20 years, indicating a substantial growth trajectory in the industry. 

    Based on the pressure type, the market is segmented into low-pressure duct assemblies and high-pressure duct assemblies. High-pressure duct assemblies are expected to remain dominant in the market during the forecast period. Airplanes and helicopters depend on high-pressure ducts that extend from the engines through the fuselage to the leading edges of the wings. These ducts serve critical functions in both high-temperature and high-pressure, as well as low-temperature and high-pressure applications, ensuring the efficient operation of aircraft systems.

    Based on the material type, the market is segmented into nickel-chromium alloys, titanium & alloys, stainless steel & alloys, composites, and others. Nickel-chromium alloys is expected to remain the most preferred material in the market during the forecast period. Nickel-chromium alloys present a versatile combination of properties, including high-temperature resistance, corrosion resistance, a favorable strength-to-weight ratio, exceptional durability, low thermal expansion, and good fatigue resistance. Due to the increasing demand for high-pressure duct assemblies, these alloys find extensive application in engine exhaust systems, hydraulic line tubing, and heat exchanger tubing within Environmental Control Systems (ECS). Composites are increasingly preferred for low-temperature and high-pressure applications, including APU inlet, ECS inlet plenum, and APU plenum.

    Based on the application type, the market is segmented into airframe, engine, and others. Airframe is expected to remain the demand generator for duct assemblies in the market during the forecast period. The total ducting system used in an aircraft's airframe for air distribution systems is determined by the aircraft's length. Ducts are used in airframes for a wide range of applications, such as ECS ducting, bleed-air ducting, air-conditioning ducts, APU ducting, and reaction control system (RCS) ducting.

    Based on the duct type, the market is segmented into rigid ducts, semi-rigid ducts, and flexible ducts. Rigid ducts are expected to maintain their dominance in the market throughout the study period. Rigid ducts are employed extensively throughout the aircraft, spanning from the engines through the fuselage to the wings and APU connections. They are the preferred choice for critical applications due to their outstanding durability, reliability, and capability to maintain precise shapes and dimensions.

    In terms of regions, North America is expected to remain the largest market for aerospace ducting assemblies during the forecast period. This region has a presence of many major OEMs, such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Textron Aviation, Embraer, and Bombardier, which make the region a growth engine of the aerospace industry. Most of the global players, such as Arrowhead Products, Triumph Group, Unison Industries, and ITT Inc., drive the market for duct assemblies in the region. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market for aerospace duct assemblies and likely to create sizeable opportunities in the coming five years, driven by the growing market for commercial aircraft in India and key aircraft programs like COMAC-19 in China.

    Key Players

    The following are the key players in the aerospace duct assemblies market:

    • Eaton Corporation plc
    • Parker Hannifin Corporation
    • PFW Aerospace GmbH
    • Arrowhead Products
    • Senior Plc.
    • Triumph Group
    • Unison Industries
    • Stelia North America (Airbus Atlantic)
    • Melrose (GKN Aerospace)
    • ITT Inc.
    • Safran SA (Zodiac Aerospace)

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report from Stratview Research provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s aerospace duct assemblies market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 15 detailed primary interviews with market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

     

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

    • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
    • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
    • Market trend and forecast analysis
    • Market segment trend and forecast
    • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, Product portfolio, New Product Launches, etc.
    • COVID-19 impact and its recovery curve
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
    • Emerging trends
    • Strategic growth opportunities for existing and new players
    • Key success factors

    The aerospace duct assemblies market is segmented into the following categories. 

    Aerospace Duct Assemblies Market, by Platform Type

    • Commercial Aircraft (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Regional Aircraft (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • General Aviation (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Helicopters (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Military Aircraft (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • UAV (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Spacecraft (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Aerospace Duct Assemblies Market, by Pressure Type

    • Low-Pressure Duct Assemblies (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • High-Pressure Duct Assemblies (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Aerospace Duct Assemblies Market, by Material Type

    • Nickel-Chromium Alloys (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Titanium & Alloys (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Stainless Steel & Alloys (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Composites (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Aerospace Duct Assemblies Market, by Application Type

    • Airframe (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Engine (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Aerospace Duct Assemblies Market, by Duct Type

    • Rigid Ducts (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Semi-Rigid Ducts (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Flexible Ducts (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Aerospace Duct Assemblies Market, by Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: The USA, Canada, and Mexico)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, The UK, and The Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: Japan, China, India, and The Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Others)

    Report Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to three players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to three players)

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

    Custom Research: Stratview Research offers custom research services across sectors. In case of any custom research requirement related to market assessment, competitive benchmarking, sourcing and procurement, target screening, and others, please send your inquiry to sales@stratviewresearch.com.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The aerospace duct assemblies market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.7% by 2028, driven by the rebound in aircraft deliveries, development of new programs, rising aircraft fleet size, growing demand for small satellites, and rising global military expenditure.

    Eaton Corporation Plc, Parker Hannifin Corporation, PFW Aerospace GmbH (A part of Hutchinson), Arrowhead Products, Senior Plc., Triumph Group (now Qarbon Aerospace), Unison Industries, Stelia North America (Airbus Atlantic), Melrose (GKN Aerospace), ITT Inc., and Safran SA (Zodiac Aerospace) are the leading players in the aerospace duct assemblys market.

    North America is estimated to be dominant in the aerospace duct assemblies market in the foreseeable future driven by the huge number of tier players and OEMs coupled with the presence of key players, such as Exotic Metals (Parker), Arrowhead Products, Triumph Group, Unison Industries, and ITT Inc., in the region.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing market for aerospace duct assemblies in the foreseeable future. China and India are anticipated to be the growth drivers for the Asia-Pacific market during the forecast period. Factors, such as the opening of assembly plants of major OEMs in the region, especially in China, and the focus on procurement of 2,200 commercial aircraft in the coming 20 years by India, are expected to drive the market growth in the region.

    Airframe is estimated to be dominant in the market as the ducts are used in airframes for a wide range of applications, such as ECS ducting, bleed-air ducting, air-conditioning ducts, APU ducting, and reaction control system (RCS) ducting.

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